Friday, April 19, 2013
With all I'm trying to teach the public I often forget that we trim hair and prune trees. It seems as though ..."one thing at a time" The priority now being that we leave the trees thicker with Shade leaves in the center that continue to function when the outer leaves shut down because they reach their max temp. Their guard cells close their lenticels to preserve water / transpiration. The outer leaves' job is then to shade the interior leaves keeping them cool enough to due their jobs. MAKE THAT MONEY HONEY !!! Storing "Money" in the tree bank, the root system to spend on stresses, seeds, flowers, wound closing, and the like. The spends are sinks. They have limited ROI. What I've been taught by all the conferences I've been to pays off when MY client's trees are still alive.( At least the ones who follow my instructions and advise ) End of class for now..
Thursday, January 31, 2013
I / we trim trees according to continuing updated Industry Standards and ISA Certified Arborist guidelines. It's important to leave interior foliage. The exterior foliage stops photosynthesis when it exceeds its exceptable temperature range. It then functions to shade and cool the interior foliage so it continues to convert sun light, carbon dioxide and water/nutrients into usable energy to grow, compartmentalize, deal with stress like drought and more within the tree. The tree is a system that can't shut down. The leaves are money makers for the tree. When the leaves make more money than the trees need at that time, it's stored in the tree's bank, the root system. If there is no stored money the tree goes bankrupt. There is no bankruptcy bail out for the tree... it dies. Email us to trim out the awkward growing, rubbing, and dead limbs and to thin the canopy so it doesn't catch the wind in extremes and allows light under and through the tree for grass. Also to be city code compliant. email@example.com ISA Certified Arborist Curtis Hopper TX-3236A
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Leaves are the "Money Makers" for the tree. They make "money" (glucose) to spend on wound closing, seed production, flowers, fruit, leaf drop and budding out and to deal with stresses and more. Each branch is self supporting. If the leaves on the branch don't produce enough "money" the tree compartmentalizes the limb and it dies. If the limb over produces, the "money" is stored in one of the tree's banks - the root system. One of the 4 functions of the root system is storage. So keep the leaves on the tree. Except when the tree is dormant ( sleeping ).