That is a lot of roots!

John, one of my clients, called. He stated that his trees require some attention. I hadn’t heard from him in at least three years what with the lost pandemic year and all, and him being a busy businessman. There’s a word connection here. Business, business, business. I’ll have to look up the etymology because it […]

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Patience and air layering

Ficus salicaria, the willow leaf fig. The tree belonged to a member of a Fort Myers study group who was downsizing her collection. Not downsizing in terms of numbers, but literally downsizing. It had to go if she couldn’t lift it. Unless we can afford large machinery and young backs to lift our trees, it […]

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A collected Ficus microcarpa from SW Florida

Well, for the life of me, I can’t find the first chop back photos for this tree, from several months ago……wait, let me check one more time…. Here we go, from May 2, 2021. It is a Ficus microcarpa that volunteered in one of my student’s yard down in SW Florida, so she dug it […]

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