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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

10 tree planting myths

A lot of us do things in the garden just because we’ve always done it that way. Or Dad used to do it that way. Or the neighbor said that’s the way to do it.

Of course, that doesn't make it right. Research has proven that some accepted practices in the garden aren't actually effective and might even be harmful.

When it comes to planting trees, for instance, did you know applying a wound paint to a pruning cut can actually slow the wound closure?

The International Society of Arboriculture, a nonprofit organization supporting tree care research, debunks that myth about tree planting and some others:

See the myths here

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