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Act fast to fix a split trunk: When that special tree cracks, bolt for the hardware store.
Read Fix split trunks
If you do bolt a limb, record it! Sans warning, pruning becomes dangerous when saw meets Hidden hardware
Doctor old wounds with a saw. Read Old damage best sawn.
We're pruning with confidence in the tree or shrub's natural shape, even if an unnatural shape was previously imposed. See Prune for natural shape.
Time to sign up for Janet's Grow back or go away school of pruning.
Shapely examples of what some trees and shrubs can be all on their own. Read Tree shrub shapes.
Identifying leafless trees and shrubs: Twigs and buds tell tales. Read Winter twig tree ID.
Forcing winter bloom from spring shrubs. Read Force bloom.
To well rounded houseplants treated to a spin. Read Spin plants.
To snow plowers with no respect for trees. Read Snow plowed trees.
Prune oaks before the growing season.
Fertilize indoor plants
Insect control, thanks to the hungry birds. Read insect control by birds.
Timely, witty advice for planting potatoes and peas. Read Plant peas pun potatoes.
Snowplay: Snowmen tell design tales. Read Snowplay design tips.
Yes! Allowing a shrub to become a tree. Read Shrub can be a tree.
Yes! Brush UP to remove snow from snow laden shrubs or trees
No! Facing up while helping a shrub shed snow
No special knack for battling quack grass. It's a plant that resists even chemical warfare, and a battle that goes back generations. Read Quack grass and the related items Herbicide resistant and Long history.