A Honey Locust Tree can suffer several diseases. Consulting a local tree professional can help you identify honey locust issues in your specific area.
Locust borer larvae work the trunk and larger branches of younger trees.
Cankers of dead areas on tree’s stems caused by a fungus.
Root collar rot leads to killing of the tree
Dry summer or drought can kill parts or all of a Honey Locust Tree.
The Birch tree can have a relatively short life span of 25 to 40 years.
Regardless, Birches makes a great landscape tree in the corner of any large garden.
Popular landscaping tree used by urban municipalities and commercial property owners. Grows quickly and has small leaves which the wind can blow around reducing the need for large clean ups in Fall.
Locust Trees of the Honey Type, leaves go honey yellow in the Autumn ..
These are diseased trees and need of replacing!
Nature is in a continuous loop, retiring Trees in the forest, just a landscapers and gardeners have to replace their outgoing trees and flowers.
Programs to stop the ash borer disease spreading is to cut down ash trees in infected areas.
Cut Tree Log in Winter Photo
Forest tree Stump in winter capped with snow
These Forest Trees have been tagged for cutting down. Why you might ask?
These are ash trees and are subject to emerald ash borer infestation which kills the trees by getting under the bark. Cutting down the trees in the forest is a plan to control the spread of the emerald ash borer (EAB )infestation.
A Cedar tree’s growth generally retains the latest shape created … but a new trimming can bring back the design shape you like.
Cedar trees can be formed into many shapes. This is an easy DIY project!
When one is pruning cedars, some prefer to cut the bottom wider than the top to allow sunlight to the lower branches … more of a Christmas tree or cone shape. Cedars are flexible and as shown in the picture above as cedars are trimmed in more of a column shape.
Trimming cedar trees or hedge can be done most any time of the year. The best time is after spring’s 6-8 week cedar leaf growth period.
Cedar Pruning Caution: Start out slowly and trim a little at a time until your shape starts to develop. Cutting to deeply into the cedar you will run into the interior branches that have little or no foliage … then you end with a hole in you shape .. not so good!
Tools need are a sharp pair of hand shears for smaller trees … some smaller cedar hedges can be done with shears but with larger cedar hedges one needs an electric or gas shears.
If you have large and tall cedar hedges consider using an arborist as there is some danger and/or skill involved.
Advantages to regular annual pruning is that it keeps the cedar’s shape you want. Regular trimming maintains your cedar’s size and the garden area they take up.