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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Time is Ticking

 

This beautiful calendar from the American Forests’ 2013 National Register of Big Trees arrived last week in the mail. What perfect timing to talk about these beautiful living things. With today’s heavy snows, high winds and freezing rain, this type of winter weather can cause extensive damage to much of our woody plant materials, specifically trees. This is the time for obvious pruning; to remove the dead or weakened limbs and attend to any apparent structural issues. This is not the season for major pruning. The best time for that type of pruning is typically performed in late winter to early spring.

So make a New Year’s resolution for this coming January. Tend to what is weak or broken ASAP. It’s not only for aesthetical purposes but for safety and health. Ring in this New Year with less hazard and healthier trees. Need some tips about major pruning and when you might bring in the pros? Check out this past post http://blog.bilowzassociates.com/2010/03/to-prune-or-not-to-prune.html to pencil in a late winter check-up on your 2013 calendar.

As Michael Ende once said, “Calendars and clocks exist to measure time, but that signifies little because we all know that an hour can seem as eternity or pass in a flash, according to how we spend it.” 

On that note, drive safely to your destination today and tune in for tomorrow’s post. By request, my Friday blog shall be claimed for recipe day. The traditional crescent rolls we make at Christmas time to be divulged tomorrow.

Image of the month of January American Forests’ 2013 National Register of Big Trees Calendar by Ann Bilowz compliments of Davey Tree - http://www.davey.com/

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