When a Storm Strikes

Tree Care When a Storm Strikes By Arbor Day Foundation | August 14, 2018 Never is danger greater to a tree than during the inevitable trial by storm. The weight of ice or snow and the fury of wind test the strength of limbs, trunks, and roots. The homeowner, helpless at the moment, can only watch and hope that the tree survives. Survival or loss — the key can be the care you give your tree before and after a storm. Knowing ahead of time what to do when a storm strikes can prevent or minimize your financial loss. The Right Tree for the Right Place Tree First Aid After a Storm 1. Take safety precautions. Be on the alert for downed power lines and “widow makers,” dangerous hanging branches ready to fall. And, unless you really know how to use one, leave chain saw work to the professionals. 2. Remove broken branches that are still attached to the tree. Branches should be pruned at the point where they join larger ones, following the steps shown below. 3. Don’t top your tre..
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Meet the Ranters  by  Elizabeth Licata

You probably think you already know us, but here are some statements about writing/blogging/ranting that we prepared for a Garden Writers Association panel—at a GWA conference going on right now in Chicago. I (Elizabeth) am one of three panelists who are talking about blogging. It’s Thursday at 8:30; maybe i’ll see you! I am representing all seven of us: here is our handout. Meet the Ranters originally appeared on Garden Rant on August 14, 2018.
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