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Dry weather and trees

TREE CARE & FIRE HAZARD –It is normal to expect plants/trees to shed leaves during these periods therefore frequency of clearing dried leaves on ground and pruning of dried branches should increase. Mulching will improve watering holding capacity. Pruning green wood or live branches is not recommended in a drought, because trees must expend energy to repair pruning wounds. It is not a good practice to fertilize any tree under stress conditions, especially drought. Trees expend additional energy to process the nitrogen, pulling water from the roots, which can worsen tree health. For public tree manager, ensure the incense burners are not placed under the tree crown.

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