Pruning, there is more to it than meets the eye.

Three years ago, before I took the Tree Stewards class, I had no idea why anyone would want to learn about pruning trees.  The class was an eye opener!  First thing to know is that pruning a tree damages the tree.  Sometimes the harm is overshadowed by the benefits, other times it’s best to just…

Protect trees from summer storm damage

BLACKSBURG, Va., July 17, 2012 – Recent storms wreaked havoc upon trees across a wide swath of Virginia and other eastern states. While there is little landowners can do to avoid damage from a 70 to 80 mph wind, thoughtful planting and routine maintenance can go a long way toward protecting your trees from the…