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Growing to New Heights


An Ash tree that was reduced in height by 40o provide a vista of the mountains. This tree requires annual pruning to maintain the height.

Here it is the middle of July and the grass is still green. Thunderstorms have been rolling through and the branches of healthy trees are full of leaves. Things are likely to change as we move into August, with continued heat and sun. Often trees will start to shed their excess “solar cells” or leaves that don’t produce enough energy and consume too much water. In the arborist world we call this “compensatory leaf drop” and it is very common to see at the end of summer as trees adjust to make the best use of their resources.

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