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    The Landscape Below Ground Part II

    To Fertilize or Not to Fertilize One of the most interesting talks at the Landscape Below Ground Conference in Chicago in October was given by Daniel Herms of Davey Tree Company.  His lab looked at the effects of fertilizers, growth...


    By Karrie Reid
    Author - Environmental Horticulture Advisor
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    The Landscape Below Ground

    I attended an informative conference in October that reported on the latest research results on tree root development in urban soils- the Landscape Below Ground.  This was the fourth conference on this subject in the last 25 years.  Much of the...


    By Karrie Reid
    Author - Environmental Horticulture Advisor
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    Am I Watering Enough?

    Using a Landscape Coefficient About now, when the triple digits hit, this question sometimes crosses my mind. This month it crossed my mind in both my home garden and in our San Joaquin County Learning Landscape (demonstration garden) when some things...


    By Karrie Reid
    Author - Environmental Horticulture Advisor
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    Key to Lush Trees: A Good Drink!

    Tending Your Trees, Part 2 Trees need water.  No surprise there.  Even after a good rain year in 2016-17, the stress of multiple drought years can still be seen in the larger landscape trees in any Central Valley town or city.  Once they...


    By Karrie Reid
    Author - Environmental Horticulture Advisor
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    Lessons from the Lorax: Tend Your Trees!

    Tending Your Trees, Part 1 Trees in the urban landscape contribute an enormous number of benefits to the environment and the well-being and even prosperity of the urban inhabitants in the shadow of their canopies1. They take longer to reach maturity...


    By Karrie Reid
    Author - Environmental Horticulture Advisor