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Individual Tree resources

Are you toying with the idea of landscape design? Upping your curb appeal and improving the resale value of your home? How about what tree to plant and where to get the most energy saving benefits? We've got you.

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Tree Owner's Manual by U.S. Forest Service

One common issue facing our urban forests is the fact that trees are dying prematurely. Many are planted improperly, setting them up for failure. Many do not receive regular maintenance. And few are adequately protected during construction projects. To help remedy this issue, the Forest Service has created this manual. Just like the owner's manual that comes with automobiles and appliances, this manual includes a parts list, instructions for installation, tips for troubleshooting common issues, recommended service, and more.

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Tree Database

This database was created by NKUCFC, NKU Center for Environmental Restoration, UK Cooperative Extension, Kentucky Division of Forestry, and local landscape, nursery, and arborist professionals.

We have compiled over 400 trees known to grow in the region into a searchable format, including tree characteristics. Search by size, soil requirements, form, wildlife value, and landscaping interest!

Choosing the right tree for the site is just as important as using appropriate planting techniques.

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Need a Nip and Tuck?

Fall Tree & Shrub Maintenance Calendar

September

  • Monitor for scale insects on plants, such as magnolias, tuliptrees, hollies, and camillias. Treat as needed.
  • Monitor for False Oleander Scale and Algal Leaf Spot on southern magnolias.
  • Monitor for Spruce Spider Mite and treat as needed.
  • Good time to treat gardenis, privet hedge, and ligustrums for late summer whitefly activity!
  • Take soil samples in preparation for mid to late fall soil fertilization.

October

  • Shop for plant wraps and protectors in preparation for the coming cold.
  • Good time to plant trees and shrubs or to transplant trees and shrubs that have lost their leaves for the year!
  • Place protection around base of fruit trees to prevent damage due to mouse and rabbit activity.
  • Before bringing in houseplants that have been set outside, check them for pests (whiteflies, mealybugs, and thrips).

November

  • Winterize lawn equipment before storage.
  • Water trees and shrubs during periods of dry weather and protect evergreen plants from wind damage.
  • Optional: apply horticultural oil treatment to evergreens to suppress overwintering pests.

December

  • Protect plants from winter damage.
  • Add composted leaf litter to landscape beds!
  • Light pruning can be done at this time.




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