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Re: Robinia Frisia - dormant

Re: Robinia Frisia - dormant
Posted by: chris (IP Logged)
Date: October 31, 2007 12:56

What do you mean when you say you pruned them back each spring? If you prune hard (to no or next to no foliage left) you force it to use stored resources to regenerate foliage. If you do this every year, eventually the tree will run out of fuel.

Basically, trees don't like being pruned. They may look like they do because they put on a nice flush of foliage afterwards, but don't be decieved! This is a last desperate attempt to avoid death. It uses up resources and it's bad for the tree. The best solution is to plant trees that grow to the right size for the space, rather than planting trees that will be too big and then trying to manage their size through pruning.

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|  Robinia Frisia - dormant Steven Skliros 31/10/2007 11:07
||  Re: Robinia Frisia - dormant chris 31/10/2007 12:56

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