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Pruning

IDNR program teaches benefits, care of city's trees

VALPARAISO | There's more to being a good steward of the city's trees than hugging them occasionally.

August 24, 2013 6:45 pm

Pruning Storm Damaged Trees

Summer storms may cause serious tree damage. Often you will have to decide whether a tree can be saved or not. Here is a checklist on care of a storm damaged landscape.

July 02, 2013 4:12 pm
Please prune the shrubs, deer

Please prune the shrubs, deer

Although unconcerned with promoting plant health or aesthetics, in at least one situation deer can actually help us prune well.

February 05, 2013 12:00 am
Please prune the shrubs, deer

Please prune the shrubs, deer

Although unconcerned with promoting plant health or aesthetics, in at least one situation deer can actually help us prune well.

January 31, 2013 12:00 am
Tips for protecting trees and shrubs from storms

Tips for protecting trees and shrubs from storms

Even the sturdiest-looking trees can be brought down by high winds, heavy snow and ice, but there are ways you can limit the damage.

January 31, 2013 12:00 am

Fate of giant Glade Place cottonwood debated again

VALPARAISO | The fate of the giant cottonwood at the entrance to the Glen Glade condominiums again is up for discussion by the home owners association.

November 27, 2012 5:20 pm
Prune spring bloomers now for flowers next year

Prune spring bloomers now for flowers next year

The show is over: Spring blooming shrubs and vines have strutted their stuff. With blossoms past, they are melding into other landscape greenery.

June 14, 2012 12:00 am
'Renovate' old trees, shrubs with careful pruning

'Renovate' old trees, shrubs with careful pruning

A desire to tidy up the garden and do something outdoors — even before anything much is really happening there yet, garden-wise — drives many of us out to prune now.

March 28, 2012 8:00 pm

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Participants in this workshop will meet Deep River County Park horticulturist Bryan McKay in front of Wood's grist mill, and will walk to the orchard for a demonstration on the proper pruning techniques for fruit trees. Topics will also include insect control, sprays and year-round care for …

February 23, 2012 12:00 am
Tips for grafting in your garden

Tips for grafting in your garden

Visitors to my garden this time of year are often astonished to see me lopping the tops off some of my trees.

April 28, 2011 12:00 am
When—and how—to prune clematis

When—and how—to prune clematis

There's a lot to like about clematis, one of the earliest vines to green up in the spring. It's easy to grow, blooms in profusion and is hardy, with some varieties lasting over 50 years.

April 14, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Pruning's a necessary evil, and can be done well

Pruning's a necessary evil, and can be done well

Pruning can't help but wound a plant. But the injury doesn't have to compromise its health.

February 17, 2011 12:00 am
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