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Discussing Tree Health with a Horticulture Expert

As Central Illinois nears planting and growing seasons, one horticulture professional wants the public to be aware of their planning and upkeep of trees. Andrew Holsinger, a Horticulture Educator for the University of Illinois Extension says that having the end size of the new tree in mind when planting will eliminate the chance of needing to scrap the full-grown tree when it starts to push against a home.


Holsinger adds that reshaping a tree to fit the needs of a property for logistic or aesthetic reasons will damage the tree and often will result in the termination of that tree.


Planters must be aware of drought conditions and watering levels of their species of tree, more aspects that will save one planting a tree the time and hassle of having to replant in the future.


To contact Andrew Holsinger for more information he can be reached by email at aholsing@illinois.edu.

Andrew Holsinger appeared as a guest on the WTIM Morning Show.


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