A Poster Of Plant Knowledge
While my main computer is in the shop for repairs I’m using my old (reliable) computer, which unfortunately doesn’t have my picture files on it. Hence, my first post without a picture.
I did, however, want to get a post out wishing you a “Happy Spring” and to share with you an excellent poster I became aware of through one of the trade publications.
This poster, titled “How To Kill A Tree,” was created by Bonnie Lee Appleton – professor of horticulture at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Many of the critical points I try to convey to clients in terms of plant health care and the importance of the horticultural sciences are illustrated on this poster. The position she takes is that trees (and plants in general) are killed not by insects and disease, but by improper care and damage.
I couldn’t agree more and, in fact, have a Category dedicated to Landscape Errors on LA.com. Not all, but a good number of those articles are based on the mistakes being made in the trade that actually do more harm than good to plants.
This simple poster will give you a wealth of information to guide you if you’re a do-it-yourselfer. Also, if you’re considering hiring someone to do landscape related work (including maintenance), this poster could enable you to qualify some of what these contractors might be proposing.
If you click on the link for the poster it appears as a PDF file. Printing it should make it much easier to read and handy to reference.
Again, this poster states the things that are either done or not done to trees to hurt (or kill) them. So much said on one sheet of paper.