Pruning Archive

  • We’ve just finished a week of working in north Scottsdale for a Homeowners Association trimming and cleaning mistletoe from trees. Our first time through the property last May was described in...

    Scottsdale Observations

    We’ve just finished a week of working in north Scottsdale for a Homeowners Association trimming and cleaning mistletoe from trees. Our first time through the property last May was described in...

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  • We were pruning an Arizona Ash (Fraxinus velutina) the other day to remove mistletoe. One of my workers came over to me with a piece of the normal “Christmas” mistletoe...

    Mistletoe, on Mistletoe!?

    We were pruning an Arizona Ash (Fraxinus velutina) the other day to remove mistletoe. One of my workers came over to me with a piece of the normal “Christmas” mistletoe...

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  • Pollarding is defined in the ISA Arborist’s CertificationStudy Guide as “A training system that involves severe heading the first year, and sprout removal annually or every few years to keep large-growing...

    Pruning Pollarded Mulberries

    Pollarding is defined in the ISA Arborist’s CertificationStudy Guide as “A training system that involves severe heading the first year, and sprout removal annually or every few years to keep large-growing...

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  • In this article I would like to cover the six most common problems we run into with landscape trees here in the Sonoran Desert. Some of these problems are easily...

    6 Common Problems with Landscape Trees in the Sonoran Desert

    In this article I would like to cover the six most common problems we run into with landscape trees here in the Sonoran Desert. Some of these problems are easily...

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  • We had been so busy with work, that our family needed to miss our annual church camping trip in September. To try to make up for it, I reserved a campground...

    Quick Trip…

    We had been so busy with work, that our family needed to miss our annual church camping trip in September. To try to make up for it, I reserved a campground...

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  • Recent Letter to the Editor of the Wickenburg Sun There have been a lot of palm trees being carrot-topped around Wickenburg lately. I haven’t seen who is doing the work, ...

    Letter to the Editor

    Recent Letter to the Editor of the Wickenburg Sun There have been a lot of palm trees being carrot-topped around Wickenburg lately. I haven’t seen who is doing the work, ...

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  • We are only a week away from the traditional “safe date” to trim Mexican Fan Palms (Washingtonia robusta). By then all the seed stalks that are going to be produced...

    Time to trim your Mexican Fan Palms – June 15!

    We are only a week away from the traditional “safe date” to trim Mexican Fan Palms (Washingtonia robusta). By then all the seed stalks that are going to be produced...

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  • That’s how we all felt after working 40 hours doing mistletoe control for a Homeowners Association in Scottsdale this week. It was hot, and the footing was treacherous in spots....

    All in a week’s work…

    That’s how we all felt after working 40 hours doing mistletoe control for a Homeowners Association in Scottsdale this week. It was hot, and the footing was treacherous in spots....

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  • Along the same theme as the recent post on Citrus pruning, I would like to show you how we thin a pine tree. We were called to take off a...

    Thinning a Pine Tree

    Along the same theme as the recent post on Citrus pruning, I would like to show you how we thin a pine tree. We were called to take off a...

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  • In our area we have a narrow window of time for the optimal pruning of citrus trees. We like to prune them after all danger of frost is past. If we prune...

    Last Chance for Citrus Pruning – How to Prune a Citrus Tree!

    In our area we have a narrow window of time for the optimal pruning of citrus trees. We like to prune them after all danger of frost is past. If we prune...

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