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Tree Care

PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:21 pm
by wildrose
Tree limb drop season hits Sacramento
Oaks, willow, elm, ash, and eucalyptus are particularly susceptible to limb drop during the summer months.

Re: Tree Care

PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:18 am
by tronagirl
Common Pest and Disorders of Desert Trees
If you have a palo verde in your yard, you might want to keep an eye open for these nasty insects!
Palo Verde Borers are root borers and are rarely seen above ground in the larval form. The adult form is a very large (3" to 6" long with antennae nearly as long as their bodies) conspicuous, dark brown cockroach looking beetle. Adults are active July through October. Immature larvae feed on living roots of Parkinsonia (Cercidium) (Mexican Palo Verde) and other non-native trees. Larvae spend up to three to four years underground feeding on roots. Over a 7 to 10 year period Palo Verde Borers will gradually kill a tree. The Palo Verde Borer larvae are large up to five inches long, grayish white to cream colored, with a large, distinct head regions and thick body.

http://www.aridzonetrees.com/common-pest-and-disorders-of-desert-trees-dt.html

Re: Tree Care

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:51 am
by panamint_patty
Early January is the best time to prune trees. Late December is acceptable too, but this winter has been fairly warm so far and so I'm waiting until after January 1st.

Re: Tree Care

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:46 am
by CrustyOldFart
Thanks for the reminder! I haven't decided if I should do it myself or hire someone. My yard could use a good tidying up in general and I'm old, but we'll see...

Re: Tree Care

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:48 am
by twister
4 Winter gardening tasks
1) Mulching
2) Pruning
3) Lawn Mower
4) Feed Birds
People in Ridgecrest care about number three on the list, but people in Trona not so much. Feeding birds is optional, but one and two are imperative!

Re: Tree Care

PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:50 am
by wildrose
Trimming your vitex trees...
Different trees, different techniques, but it's important to do your trimming during the dormant season!

Re: Tree Care

PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:52 am
by wildrose
A Quick Pruning Tip For Pomegranate Tree
A lot of people in the high desert have pomegranates.