What are we doing to our trees? They treat us well, provide us with shade, fruit, and beauty. Why are we so mean to them?
I’d like to take a moment and call out Arborist Blair Glenn for the work that he has been doing to educate America about the proper care and pruning of trees.
If you care about trees, watch Blair’s video.
Please, for the love of trees everywhere! STOP planting ivy and vines around the trees. This is the quickest way to kill your trees. It’s pretty, but dangerous.
In So Cal, our Home Owners Ass. is threatening me for Mulching my small front yard without their permission, Which I did more than Two Years ago because of Drought. I Don’t Believe that it’s over yet! Gov. Jerry Brown states that the H.O.A. Cannot/Does not have precedence. I must submit photos of each plant & a diagram of where each plant will be placed for their Approval. What is best to plant in zip 92592 zone? It’s part slope with rocks, Wish for an Evergreen Tree, low hedge, no Lawn. ALSO, ‘PinebarkBeattle’ got 2 Older large (35year old) Pines in rear of property. How soon will that affect other, younger pines planted (within 3-5 years) Love Your Video!
I’m the wrong guy to ask for your zone, better to talk with local garden centers. Zone map for the United States:
Zone map for Canada:
barbie swenson says
Hi, I do know how to trim trees and I do love them. I have many around my house and in my back yard. BUT….. I know you will be shocked when I tell you why I have to do something to kill these trees that are destroying my house, foundation and my fences around 2 areas of my yard. Also the shade that is killing my garden. No sun at all. The neighbor will not do anything to help. They have not cut their back lawn for 3 yrs and the other side of their yard, their wooden fences have been falling into the other neighbors yard and will not do anything about it either.
The neighborhood is very nice and we all keep our property looking nice except them.
Is there anything that would kill these small trees before they grow too much larger. I don’t have the money to keep doing this trimming every year and we have to fix our foundation but will just happen again. We are both in our 70’s so cannot climb ladders. What would you suggest?
Please we need help. John and Barb
They don’t even like trees but because I asked to remove them when they were small and give them to some who may like them. He said NO. So know they are about 10 ft high and next year will probably will double. My whole yard will be in shade.
what can I do. They would not care if they died but will bot help anyone as this is HIS PROPERTY. He is just a mean person.
Barbie, have you tried contacting your local city code enforcement department? They may not be able to get anything done about the trees, but they can cite your neighbor for not mowing his yard and for the dangerous fence. You might try pouring some kind of vegetation killer on the roots of the trees. Something like Round-up might work. Try it with one tree to see if it works. If it were under 10 inches or so, you could pour boiling water on it. It’s a shame you don’t have a nicer neighbor. Good luck.
Eric Stealey says
Copper sulfate crystals poured directly into holes drilled in the roots is effective. It has the advantage of not poisoning the soil.
Elizabeth McCapes-Livingston says
Video is much, much too long. Get to the point!!!! Oh, I see, no point. Some examples would have been appropriate.
I hope lots of people will take the time to view this video from Arborist Blair Glenn and look for his videos on You Tube. I know I’m going to.