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I cut the central branch of a Chitalpa, and realized almost immediately it was a mistake.
https://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/plantclinic/documents/o-06-fallwebwormtentcats.pdf Fall Webworms
what about pruning to reduce ladder fuels
What is the best way to disinfect the tools
https://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/yard/archives/072118.html Fire Blight
What solution should I use to clean shears?
There was a plague on my pine tree years ago. The plague ran to my apricot, flowers, peach tree. Know it is effecting my FIG tree. What can I use to save my fig tree?
PNM workers need this training. They butcher trees regularly
you can spray alcohol on the blades to sterilize (clean blades first of any plant residue. You can also use a 1 part bleach to 9 parts water. This can corrode your blades. Better to spay with alcohol - dries fast, wont bleach your clothes.
Is it recommended to paint pruned areas?
No not recommended to cover the pruned area with anything. The tree will seal the cut itself.
Assume prune water shoots/sprouts (on apple tree) anytime?
Yes, can cut water sprouts anytime.
Is there a guideline for identifying what is the outside rim of the collar ?
That's a tough one, observation of the notch where the branch attaches, there may be a slight bulge or faint ridges in the bark close to that point. On some trees it's easier to see than others. You don't want to cut into where it attaches to the trunk or main branch but close. It's one of those things you need to practice and be observant. Easier to see in a live demonstration. Normally the pruning tool or saw's blade width will keep you from cutting too close to the trunk or larger branch.
Does bark inclusion happen with branches OTHER than the central stems?
Need to ask Marisa about that. I've made a note.
How do you know if a tree is planted too deep?
Should the grass under the cherry tree be cleared out?
I would do a thinning cut on the right branch
Planted too deep? You should see the root flare at or just above the soil line. https://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_h/H420/welcome.html#:~:text=Plant%20the%20tree%20no%20deeper,soil%20before%20filling%20the%20hole.
Who can advise me on switching my Belen orchard from flood irrigation to something more water efficient?
Sofia - grass under cherry tree. Are you talking about turf? If so, Is the tree on an irrigation schedule the same as the grass. If that is true the grass can compete for water and nutrients with the cherry and not get enough water. Trees and turf have different water requirements.
IF a tree is planted too deep, ok to excavate yearly?
The cherry tree was planted on the lawn. When I hand water them with a garden hose, I water everything all the same time, so there is no separate schedule. I do notice that the grass under the tree are much higher than the rest of the lawn.
If the tree is small enough that you can dig it out without destroying too many roots, yes. Back fill with native soil under the root are until the root flare is visible at the surface of the soil. Bigger tree, remove soil away from the trunk until the root flare is visible.
Sorry, tuned in late. If my tree has fire blight, is it a goner? The deformed bark is on the main trunk and branches.
Sofia - The grass is probably enjoying the shade of the tree, in our hot climate and strong sun. You can remove the turf abound the root zone and replace it with mulch this will improve water infiltration.
Marika send a photo of the tree to Marisa or your local Master Gardener chapter if you are in Sandoval, Bernalillo, or Santa Fe County. You can also send me a photo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you Lynda :)
Do you drop the branch from cuts 1 and 2 before going in to cut outside the collar?
Dael - yes, remove the soil building up over the root flare as needed.
Thanks for the great information!
Mary Lee Moeny
Thank you, Marissa
Marcyloomis - you want to remove the weight from the branch before you make the final cut at the collar.
Awesome! Thank you so much Marissa!
Mora Creative Council
Great reminders! Thank you!
When pruning roses, I was taught years ago to seal the cut with Elmers glue. Do you know if this is still recommended or if this no longer a good idea?
I have just found out about these classes, how can I access the ones that already happened?
Wonderful reminders and new research!!!
PNM hires professional arborists...they are not PNM employees.
Lynn email me at email@example.com
Root to Shoot Urban Forestry! Joran Viers and Eric Bishop are co-owners!
Is the webpage for previous programs
I goofed and pruned my Apricot severely last Fall. It has very few blooms. Will it recover this year?
I have an old big pine tree in the yard, last winter the strong wind broke one huge branch and it's not a clean break, it ripped some of the bark below collar. Anything else I can do to help the tree, even though the damage is already done?
With re: to roses that was what I was taught. That is was protection for some type of pest.
Please click on the above link to fill out a survey for RSG
Any advice for pruning to reduce ladder fuel?
are those weed barrier rings/mats sold in stores that cover the area close to the tree, good/bad for trees?
My shrub oaks are very close together, and some are growing along the ground. Is that ok?
Very informative and a great presentation. Loved the examples.
What kind of mulch under tree do you recommend?
Thank you ! Great presentation.
Thank you Marisa! Excellent!!