• Plant Selection and Selecting Your Plants

      Davison, Elisabeth; Begeman, John; Tipton, Jimmy; DeGomez, Tom (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2015-04)
      Whether you are beginning a new landscape or renovating an existing one, planning ahead can prevent many problems. The majority of maintenance requirements and plant problems result from either selecting the wrong kind of plant for a location or planting an inferior specimen of the selected plant type. In other words, there are two decisions to be made: ▪ What species, or kind, of tree are you going to buy — an oak, pine, mesquite, or acacia? ▪ Assuming you decide on an oak, which one in the row of oaks at the nursery are you going to buy? The first decision is called Plant Selection and the second is Selecting Plants. Our goal is to install the right plant in the right place. This publication will cover the factors involved in making good decisions to achieve this goal.
    • Pruning Deciduous Shade Trees

      Davison, Elisabeth; DeGomez, Tom (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2015-04)
      The pruning principles discussed in this publication have proven to provide the best possible out comes including tree longevity and safety. Although trees may live for years following improper pruning their life span and safety may be severely reduced. We encourage proper pruning so that the trees we care for may bring us pleasure for many years.