Inyo-Mono Master Gardener Program
University of California
Inyo-Mono Master Gardener Program

Trees & Tree Care

Tree Disease

  • Sudden Oak Death - information on Sudden Oak Death and other causes of oak tree mortality. Includes information on how to identify oak trees and ways to extend the health and life of trees.
  • Elm Leaf Beetle - Information and management recommendations for this major elm tree pest, common in the Eastern Sierra.

Local Tree Walks

Self-guided tours and maps that highlight notable trees in Bishop.

Manor Market Tree Walk
This self-guided walk includes a map and guide and highlights some of the best specimens of the different trees growing in the Manor Market area of West Bishop.

Home Street Tree Walk

This guide highlights tree specimens in the Home Street neighborhood of downtown Bishop.

Tree Topping

Tree topping is the practice of arbitrarily reducing the length of a tree's branches. This is often performed with the best of intentions, but it is detrimental to the tree's health.

Topping a tree weakens it structurally and physiologically, and it is unsightly.

Here is a brief conversation between Farm Advisor Dustin Blakey and Skandar Reid of the "Bishop Buzz" on the topic.

Tree Topping vs. Crown Thinning (Bishop Buzz)

Inyo-Mono Master Gardeners

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