Tree Info

Meyer Lemon

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/49905/

http://floridata.com/Plants/Rutaceae/Citrus%20meyeri/1067

River Birch

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/river-birch-tree-43016.html

Trees for the Eastern Shore

Go to the pdf file here.

Dogwood Trees

Planting Dogwood Care

Bare root and burlap dogwood trees should be transplanted in late fall or early spring. Container grown trees can be transplanted any time of the year, provided they are watered regularly after planting. A dogwood should be planted about two-thirds the depth of its root ball. The soil should be gently mounded around the sides of the root ball. Do not place soil directly over the top of the root ball, as this should be left slightly above ground level. It is acceptable to apply a layer of mulch to help conserve water; however, for good dogwood care, keep this a couple inches away from the trunk. Be sure to water the tree thoroughly after planting and on a regular basis until the tree establishes itself.

How to Grow Dogwood Trees

In their natural habitat, dogwoods are understory trees, which are generally surrounded or protected by other larger trees. … Locating these trees on the edge of wooded areas or in groups is oftentimes more suitable to their natural surroundings. …Flowering dogwoods can be grown in sun or shade; however, trees planted in partial shade generally perform better. Trees planted in full sun can be stressful, making them more susceptible to dogwood borers and heat stress. For care of flowering dogwood trees, dogwoods that are planted in full sun must also rely on frequent watering, especially during hot conditions. While dogwoods will grow in a variety of climates and soil conditions, they typically grow best in, and even prefer, well-drained, humus-rich soil that is slightly acidic.

When to Trim a Dogwood Tree

Part of proper dogwood pruning involves knowing when to trim a dogwood tree. In areas where boring insects are a problem, never prune a dogwood tree in spring. The wounds created by pruning cuts provide an entry point for these devastating insects. In addition, if pruned while the tree is actively growing in spring and summer, the wounds bleed copious amounts of messy sap. Therefore, the best time to prune a dogwood tree is in late fall and winter while the tree is dormant.When to Trim a Dogwood Tree Part of proper dogwood pruning involves knowing when to trim a dogwood tree. In areas where boring insects are a problem, never prune a dogwood tree in spring. The wounds created by pruning cuts provide an entry point for these devastating insects. In addition, if pruned while the tree is actively growing in spring and summer, the wounds bleed copious amounts of messy sap. Therefore, the best time to prune a dogwood tree is in late fall and winter while the tree is dormant.

Grows only 15 to 30 feet tall.

All the above and more is at Gardening Know How: Tips For Caring For Dogwood Trees http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/dogwood/caring-dogwood-trees.htm

Black Walnut

Click here for more info and here for info on what can be planted under or around a Black Walnut due to its high toxicity.

Sweet Bay Leaf Tree

From  http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/bay/sweet-bay-leaf-tree.htm

Planting bay trees is best done in early spring when they are semi-dormant.

The sweet bay leaf tree (Laurus nobilis) is a 40- to 50-foot tall tree native to the Mediterranean region.

It prefers a full sun exposure and blooms in spring to summer.

Pecan Trees

Pecan Tree Toxicity with discussion about Black Walnut Trees – Can Juglone In Pecan Leaves Harm Plants

Pecan Tree Leaking Sap due to Aphids discussed here.

 

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