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Tree Care 101

Tree Care 101

Here us a copy of  the Tree Care 101 seminar from the Boise Flower and Garden show this last Sunday.  Thank you to all those that attended.  You can download a free PDF here.  Tree Care 101

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Monthly Tree Care Guide

Monthly Tree Care Guide

Trees can take up to three years to become fully established. These first three years are the most critical and when we can influence their overall health the most. We have another [tree planting guide, so we won’t cover that. This guide will cover what happens after planting and the best practices for the first few years.

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Freezing Cedar Trees

Freezing Cedar Trees

To clear up any potential confusion in this article I’ll be talking about the genus Cedrus. The most common varieties being “Blue Atlas,” “Lebanon,” and “Deodar.” These are really amazing trees that add unique color and structure to any landscape, and because they are an evergreen they contribute year round. They are generally listed as a USDA hardiness zone 6 to 9. The Boise area is listed as a 6 on the USDA hardiness map when we have winters like this though we are probably closer to a 5. This puts the Cedar into what is commonly referred to as “borderline hardy,” so most years it will be just fine. This, unfortunately, was not most years.

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