Injury to Trees and Shrubs

 


Article by: Paul Burke

Weather, animals, and people cause mechanical injury to plants. , Funniest Pond Stories-Part 1, May 2004 Of the 3 causes, damage by people is number 1. Most of this damage is caused by the improper use of lawn , Decorative Stone Uses For Landscaping equipment around the plant. , Landscaping Design - The Primary Principles If a lawn , 3 Hillside Landscaping Tips For A Beautiful And Healthy Garden mower or weed , Spring is Around the Corner - How is Your Garden? whacker hit the bark they can cause damage to the tree. , Growing Grass Under s By hitting the bark these machines cause damage to the bark as well as the vascular system. By damaging the vascular system you cause the plant , Butterfly House in the Flower Garden to be less effective in the movement of water , Super Foods from Home Vegetable Gardens and sugar which are vital to the health of the plant. , Teak Furniture - How to Care for it Properly By injuring the bark you cause the tree , Xeriscaping is Waterwise Gardening to divert energy , Solar Outdoor Lighting from other systems such as branch and leaf development to healing the wound. As a result these plants , New for 2006 - Granite Flexible Preformed Rock Ponds have a tendency to decline or eventually die.

Roots can also be affected by mechanical injury. Soil , House Name Plates compaction occurs because of the increased foot traffic. When soil , WaterWise Gardening - The Basics Required to Create a WaterWise Garden compaction occurs it decreases the amount of oxygen available to the root , Gardening - Schefflera Care structure. Bad weather , Super Foods from Home Vegetable Gardens can also cause mechanical injury. Large amounts of ice and snow , Sheds can build up during a severe winter. , Teak Furniture - How to Care for it Properly Large accumulations of both of these can cause branches to break. Lightning strikes can also damage or kill a tree. , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (part 8) History Normally lightning will not knock a tree , House Name Plates down, but causes massive damage to the vascular and structural tissues, killing the tree , The First-Time Vegetable Gardener -- Some Pathways to Success or making it structurally unsafe.

Solving the problem:

There are steps a homeowner can take to decrease the chances of mechanical injury occurring.

Step 1. Use mulch around the base of your tree , Fountains Through All Ages - An Overview of Landscaping Wonders or shrub , Daylily Just Plum Happy to aid in protecting the roots, , Making a New Lawn From Seed or Sod trunk and branches. 3 inches of mulch is sufficient to achieve this. Do not use white , Attracting Birds To Your Garden rock or other reflective material as this has the potential to scorch the bark.

Step 2. Proper pruning , Growing Grass Under Trees at the correct time will encourage the growth of a stronger, more vigorous tree. , Growing Grass Under s

Step 3. Stake larger trees , Spring is Around the Corner - How is Your Garden? or shrubs , How to Create a Zen Garden until they become established. Ensure you remove these stakes in the second year to prevent girdling problems in later years

Step 4. Site location , Using the Right Hedge Trimmers in Lawn Care is important to prevent damage from wind. If you choose an area that is exposed to wind ensure you use a plant , Bird Feeders: Look Who's Coming to Dinner that can tolerate high winds. If you can, provide some sort of windbreak.

Step 5. Although not a big concern, you can install a lightning protection system for taller, more valuable trees. , 5 Tips For Fish Pond Maintenance Contact a tree , Gardening Soil service company for more information , House Name Plates on this.

Step 6. Take a little extra time when cutting or landscaping , Home Etiquette around your trees , Spring is Around the Corner - How is Your Garden? and shrubs. , Properly Watering Hillside and Sloped Landscaping By being aware of the damage you can cause, you will lessen the chances of injuring your trees , New for 2006 - Granite Flexible Preformed Rock Ponds and shrubs. , Snapper Mowers Models
Paul is a Certified Pesticide Applicator in the province of Alberta, Canada. He has over 15 years experience in the lawn , You Can Grow Your Own Herb Garden - Part 4 care industry.

For more lawn , Butterfly House in the Flower Garden care information, , Orchids Versus the Traditional Rose please visit http://www.fairyring.ca

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