Proper pruning early in a tree’s life helps it to develop a strong, healthy canopy. The Tree Pruning Cue Card is a great “cheat sheet” for structural pruning of young shade trees.

Is it possible to move a large tree? Yes! When a road widening project threatened the 100-year-old Ghirardi Compton Oak, the City Council in League City, Texas, moved the 56’ tall, 43” diameter. Watch the process start to finish.

And talking of big trees; “General Grant,” the giant sequoia tree long considered to be the world’s No. 2 biggest tree, recently lost that designation. New comprehensive measurements taken of the trees show “The President” has moved into second place.

photo: Joseph O'Brien, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
photo: Joseph O’Brien, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org