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Planting a tree in a small garden

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Facts to consider for planting a tree in a small garden Where is the garden? Suburb, street name? Relevant for climatic conditions and micro-climate. How big is the space that the tree can grow into? ?m x ?m Relevant for longevity of tree – if you plant something that gets too large, it will inevitably […]

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Tree Care: Removing Ivy from Trees

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Did you know that when Ivy (Hedera helix and all its cultivar forms) grows up into a tree from the ground, it can be detrimental to the health of the tree although it is unlikely to kill it? In Newlands and the Southern suburbs in general, citizens have been noticing trees that have Ivy growing […]

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Five Steps for Pruning Young Trees

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Remove broken, diseased, dying, or dead branches. Select a leader and remove competing leaders Select the lowest permanent branch Select scaffold branches and cut back or remove competing branches Select temporary branches below the lowest permanent branch. Remove broken, diseased, dying, or dead branches. Look around the tree. If you see any broken, diseased, dying […]