Trees provide shade, create a breeze on a summer day, provide housing for birds and squirrels, and add nothing but happiness to our neighborhoods and homes. That is unless that lovely old swamp oak is beginning to grow roots that are threatening your home’s water system. That big shade tree with the swaying branches is dropping sap and twigs onto your brand new automobile, and termites are eating up that lovely chestnut tree. What to do?
Different towns and villages have different ordinances for the removal of dead or dying trees. For example, imagine the situation when the town where you live will remove a tree that is dead, obstructing the view of traffic, or lifting the sidewalk due to overgrown roots. After the tree is removed, the burden of fixing the sidewalk is passed to the homeowner. This can cause strife between neighbors, none of which will ever claim ownership of the tree.
Are you planning to set a garden? Well trees have a very important role in every garden. You should be very careful about the planting and removal of the trees. The selection of the trees is not a trivial task. You should have an in depth knowledge about the types of and requirement of each plant before you plant them. Once you are going for rare trees, make sure that you have enough time to take special care about them.
Such trees will give special and regal look to your gardens, but it is very difficult to maintain them. If you are going for flowering trees, it is very essential to cut them on time, else it will spoil the growth of the trees.
Ficus is a genus in the Moraceae family. The genus contain around 800 species; from vines and shrubs to woody trees. A majority of the ficus species originates from the tropical regions, but some also grow wild in subtropical and temperate zones. There are three types of ficus – tree types, bushy type (slow-growing F. diversifolia) and trailing types (F. pumila or Creeping Fig which produces a dense green carpet). In this article we’ll write more about tree types of ficus plants.
In the Ficus or Ornamental Fig family are found house plants which vary from stately trees to lowly creepers, and since Victorian times the unchallenged head of the family has been the Rubber Plant. Once only the narrow-leaved F. elastica was grown, but this old-fashioned variety has now been replaced by the much more attractive F. elastica decora and F. elastica robusta. The all-green Rubber Plant are much easier to grow than the variegated ones, and by far the most important danger is overwatering. Wash leaves occasionally.
Fig trees are members of the genus group of trees known as Ficus. There are two types of fig trees: the caprifig and the edible fig. Caprifig trees are all male and their fruit is inedible. There are varieties of edible fig trees:
The Smyrna variety of fig tree requires pollination to occur before it can produce fruit. If not pollinated the fruit will drop to the ground before maturing. The San Pedro variety of fig tree needs pollination for its main crop when planted in some locations.
The most popular type of edible fig tree planted is the common fig variety which includes, Brown Turkey figs, Celeste figs, Black Mission figs and Brunswick figs. Common figs do not need pollination to set crops and are therefore the easiest for homeowners to grow and care for.
Wild plum trees are small, multi-trunked trees. The wild plum, or Prunus Americana, is known as the American plum and is indigenous to North America. These deciduous trees grow wild in the central and eastern portions of the United States. They can grow to a maximum height and width of 20 feet, and often appear more like a shrub. The branches of the tree are thin and covered with long thorns that grow up to 3 inches. Wild plum trees bloom in the spring with a profusion of small, white flowers, making them highly desirable for home gardeners who want a showy spring ornamental. The leaves are between 1 and 2 inches long and are a true green color. In the fall, the foliage of the wild plum tree changes from green to gold.
Have you a back garden that you ignore for all but two of the sunnier afternoons of the year, only to venture out to sit amongst out of control bushes and overgrown weeds? If so, this article is just for you as you learn the benefits of looking after your back garden.
Trimming. Trees in the back garden need to be trimmed back in order for them to continue to grow and to be healthy. Even if you don’t want your tree to be larger, if it has dead branches still attached to it then the disease that killed those branches can easily spread through the rest of the tree can actually kill the tree and before long you don’t just have an overgrown tree in your garden, you have a dead tree, which is not only an eyesore but also extremely creepy to look out your living room windows at: not to be recommended. (Also read: The Regular Tree Maintaining)