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Healthy Bark, Healthy Tree Part 2: Mechanical and Weather Damage

Mechanical damage is the most preventable of bark injuries because it is often due to impatience, inattention, or ignorance. Careless maintenance practices can damage trees that take decades, not weeks, to grow. While we cannot control the weather, which can cause irreparable bark injury, we can control what plants we purchase and where we choose to locate them—the right plant in the right place increases its chances of surviving weather extremes. Enjoy the amazing photographs in this article on preventing mechanical and weather damage to trees. Continue reading

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Winter Is the Time for Pruning

While the garden is dormant, you have a chance to find and correct landscape issues concerning many varieties of deciduous trees. This is the best time to prune this type of tree. Continue reading

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Garden Myth Busters! Using Bleach to Disinfect Tools

By Rachel Vecchio, Master Gardener 2016 Intern and Libby Good, Certified Master Gardener THE MYTH: The best way to disinfect pruning tools is to use a bleach solution. THE REALITY: A common and much-debated garden myth is that a chlorine … Continue reading

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Master Gardeners and TreeStewards Work Together at Shade Garden

by Dina Lehmann-Kim, Master Gardener On Thursday, June 2, 2016, a productive collaboration took place at the Shade Garden – a work party between Master Gardeners and the TreeStewards of Arlington/Alexandria. Two of the Shade Garden coordinators, Karen Smith and … Continue reading

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