Group Title: Olasee Davis articles
Title: Pruning urban trees is important fopr several reasons
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Title: Pruning urban trees is important fopr several reasons
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Creator: Davis, Olasee
Publication Date: October 30, 1998
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Pruning urban trees is important for several reasons
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tre. wilhsltsnd atnong winds. II importal r asoas why treo. f,,,brofl- o t w ry sl w bt In grow. All n atjo.
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lsre. raobuye it. vlgor nod op their nw al0 rm sod ors. in o inte n= t n So-m. pid to in=r
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..vre.!eoort dssgaandporilying nor air, by larrooliog dabils in gnrbage blas. Tb.
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dangerso. limbs, shallow root. by obaoing r e lanmds ooo- Ieaves. You aee. it pnplt wor.
waoreswhfoanoon..roy. Cosida may spacisOf larnoind befre 0 orom1,0 wh00
la ttUey When ff0. 00 on 11 1= t 4 li*|ve to put Inea dsbtl>, Ihes th probe.
6. To suro t0 pobllo afiy f( 0200 and 300 yr1=s. 10 of Oa dob tn g.o binb
by olintoinS aollts btee.w Tha pratie o"traee i mlts. would aol hovi oxlads ti.In
irei limb, ad lgn1 visibility. ean sa1n ive.mn t for b8or ble00
itInrctlon visibility d utility gentratilon. If you don't know,
liaa ad tee roo that Intofr. a. o lie moany I' a Ithe .
whs aIdewal nMd guo a w11l Prwwrting 800l0 1,0 mi. h oblm 1. atr of hoseho-d h1-
f-tl 20 1osmn hnadte debri sho;do ble
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uming tres= alsoIp.ou MdaintSioiag our tr oloog Ia areaasldagf wtheb pioblamou aw
insect and dm.L0. problems by roada gives aeeseboocr chan of SI"dynnliorlandfi.
reovrov aho dd b4. eh4 ofa w lmlbh r tdag honoMlwd Tei. ngabishlIsen, on St. Croib
Btrnet Th1 wilt lprolug i10 abem Anoibs or to e ibmiat oar ISn5?Sheon dbaekowno ..e5S
Spoblin in *he plce In 40to00
Ott lh d d0tprovei its .94i= .0 hos ge rsl .ido in how wI at trsh Or hd p-bi shuld tbe
v./1.0 nan op all r a Ilnan. Trie ofieo lofmorrd In kesoe Iheir Oree 4011.
flae 100 wroag sod eight wty Od wosed al~l r t u du rs.d I opii p
dipmnehKs. ase K Mb""' X0 lg a = =10,. Thri .sy, Ini p 11oMt
knowledge of tret biology 1 .u crow carried out the Job it oot
ide0l wandidate, or A otlfled alwre done profaeoilly. Tee Tmhe Iroe brnohes should ba
srhonblt should pgon. tre along *itodby b t tnaaag 0 mlchob and o ien
our radnsld. Improptr pruning 1to off 0d bak bolg to up. bnd le. to e acomunuiy for
0O0 enuse moro 40mg. to the frol.aihbt could 00h04o be evad gardas. And finally. a pogror
Wenatl pubIs *ad 0 5f.0 thua twitn d a tIey bulldozed to h no blenchI hov td be
5rV. .or a lifafma. 0ek0 *500 ofrthe roe shoog ou._ lod dp" highw a.
Choolng whon to pm.e em. If. em raenrition piea in Bolieve m., hins would be pla-lag
i1 also important, However. Ihns placg tgeo off special riflaae o tod004
dpe. on -o0 Ipecaes and the to the V.I. comSmoity h=olbet
1 0roll ono lnt to lbleve. Thf irto.. lar ythe robber t0ee en
rosh grmv, h. lowr., budding, lest ia atederiksted bLowon i. the j article rets rho vi of
ahoo, s.msoa and otber (Uncotion 1989 hunatcoan -0 cohd hae been l0a0 Dbvr. a St. CrLox scal1-
of tree physiology imprtnt to skved ifs e %ial oae wa given lit. activist and w.tu who An a
bnow before a em i pruned. The inunedittlr aft.ra *0 staon. M1,t0 ri ofr 0/n.iunu dorg 10 rang.
iOr. ofa em h0.1o mpopmtl F of tn 1u, problhmu could have bhea moa,1-meni and folO. y Comig.




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