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Backyard Gardener: Tree failures and how to avoid them

Tree failures can be caused by many factors – often by well-meaning people and poor horticultural practices. Girdling roots circle the tree and eventually cause damage or death. (upper left, John Ruter, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org) Tree ties that not removed in one or two years can cause lasting damage. (lower left, Andrew Koeser, International Society of Arboriculture, Bugwood.org) Planting too deep will kill a conifer in the blink of an eye. (lower right, Joseph LaForest, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org) Properly planted and staked trees will last a lifetime or longer. (upper right, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension)

Tree failures can be caused by many factors – often by well-meaning people and poor horticultural practices. Girdling roots circle the tree and eventually cause damage or death. (upper left, John Ruter, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org) Tree ties that not removed in one or two years can cause lasting damage. (lower left, Andrew Koeser, International Society of Arboriculture, Bugwood.org) Planting too deep will kill a conifer in the blink of an eye. (lower right, Joseph LaForest, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org) Properly planted and staked trees will last a lifetime or longer. (upper right, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension)

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