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Urban Trees: Proper Installation & Care

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Josiah Lockard

on 11 July 2016

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Transcript of Urban Trees: Proper Installation & Care

Urban Trees: Proper Installation & Care
Tree Planting:
Because we only get one chance to leave a legacy.
Pruning: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Pest & Disease Management
The Importance of Trees in the Urban Environment
Allow For Root Expansion
Ensure Proper Drainage
Don't Plant Too Deep!
Fertilization: Don't Panic, Go Organic
Steps for Proper Tree Installation

In one year, an acre of trees can absorb as much carbon as is produced by a car driven up to 8700 miles.

Plant This, Instead of That,
Selecting The Right Tree
Mexican Feather Grass
Companion Planting
By Design

Little Bluestem 'The Blues'
Tall Verbena
Blue Atlas Cedar
'Florida Sunshine' Illicium
Autumn Fern 'Brilliance'
Coral Bark Japanese Maple
'Amazon Mist' Carex
'Blue Shadow' Fothergilla
Parrotia persica
'Rehbraun' Switch Grass
Drumstick Allium
The Good...
The Bad...
The Ugly...
Pruning Objectives
White Oak
Autumn Fern 'Brilliance'
Purple Shamrock
Wild Ginger
Golden Bleeding Heart
'Caramel' Heuchera
Leyland Cypress
Always Hire A Professional!
Shade trees can make buildings up to 20 degrees cooler in the summer.
Volcano Mulching !
Girdling Roots
Collar Rot
Proper Mulching
Earth Saucer & Mulch Ring For New Installations
Improper Irrigation!
Drip Systems Are Best
Infrequent, Deep Soakings
Green Giant Arborvitae
Eastern Red Cedar 'Brodie'
Flowering Plum
'Merlot' Redbud
'Ruby Falls' Redbud
Diseases – Bacterial Leaf Scorch
Pests – Ambrosia Beetle
Thousand Canker Disease
Emerald Ash Borer
Trees Have Many Benefits:
Social / Psychological
Ecological Benefit
Green Streets
Economic Benefit
Social / Psychological Benefit
More Livable Communities
Promotes A Sense Of Well Being
Aesthetic Benefit
Beauty In Nature
Greening Our Cities
Contrasting Communities
We Shape Our Own World
Ginkgo 'Autumn Gold'
Shenandoah Switch Grass
'Ruby Slippers' Hydrangea
Cephalotaxus 'Prostrata'
Muhly Grass
The Perk Test
2-3 Times the Diameter of the Rootball
ANSI Standards for Planting Trees & Shrubs
Flush Cuts!
Chainsaw Rash
Stub Cuts!
Don't Plant Too Shallow!
No Mulch Volcanoes
Mulch At The Proper Depth
Prune to develop good structure & "layers"
Train trees when they are young
Pin Oak
Northern Red Oak
White Pine
Dawn Redwood
'Gold Rush' Dawn Redwood
'Coppertina' Ninebark
'Midwinter Fire' Dogwood
Prairie Dropseed
'Brandywine' Viburnum
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