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What is ARBORICULTURE? Arboriculture meaning, definition & explanation.

What is ARBORICULTURE? What does ARBORICULTURE mean? ARBORICULTURE meaning, definition & explanation.
Arboriculture is the cultivation, management, and study of individual trees, shrubs, vines, and other perennial woody plants.
The science of arboriculture studies how these plants grow and respond to cultural practices and to their environment. The practice of arboriculture includes cultural techniques such as selection, planting, training, fertilization, pest and pathogen control, pruning, shaping, and removal. A person who practices or studies arboriculture can be termed an 'arborist' or an 'arboriculturist'. A 'tree surgeon' is more typically someone who is trained in the physical maintenance and manipulation of trees and therefore more a part of the arboriculture process rather than an arborist. Risk management, legal issues, and aesthetic considerations have come to play prominent roles in the practice of arboriculture. Businesses often need to hire arboriculturists to complete "tree hazard surveys" and generally manage the trees on-site to fulfill occupational safety and health obligations. Arboriculture is primarily focused...

Over grafting apple trees – new varieties on existing trees!

Yes you can actually grow different varieties of apples on an existing tree! Over grafting simply explained - a must watch! Multiple cultivars of fruits such as apples are sometimes grafted on a single tree. This so-called "family tree" provides more fruit variety for small spaces such as a suburban backyard, and also takes care of the need for pollinators. The drawback is that the gardener must be sufficiently trained to prune them correctly, or one strong variety will usually "take over." also see - apple trees - fruit trees - pruning fruit trees - rootstock selection - trees & shrubs - wild fruit trees Grafting or graftage is a horticultural technique whereby tissues from one plant are inserted into those of another so that the two sets of vascular tissues may join together. This vascular joining is called inosculation. The technique is most commonly used in asexual propagation of commercially grown plants for the horticultural and...

Tips for Gardeners in March from UK YouTube – London Tree Surgeons

10 Tips for Gardeners in March from the Eden Project and the best YouTube garden tips for March from UK gardeners and horticulturalist channels. As the garden comes to life again, it's time to prune shrubs and climbers, such as Wisteria as well as evergreen hedges.   YouTube playlist - Updated March 2017   Prune Wisteria Prune hardy evergreen hedges and renovate overgrown deciduous hedges Prune conservatory climbers [caption id="attachment_1336" align="alignnone" width="210"]march gardening tips - London Tree Surgeons march gardening tips - London Tree Surgeons[/caption] Frosts can still be a hazard, so keep vulnerable saplings and plants protected at night if a frost is forecast. March winds are also unpredictable if planning tree work. Weather permitting, this is the start of the planting season, from grass seed to shrubs. You can check out the weather for London daily at London Tree Surgeons weather forecast. Tree & Shrub work in the garden for March. Remove frost damaged branches and deadwood from the winter. Pruning where necessary. Prune fruit trees and bushes. Cut back Cornus (