“Tremendous Trees: How They Grow and How We can Help Them”

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Trees are amazing organisms with tremendous abilities to survive and adapt.  Trees provide countless benefits to our environment and society. The natural world of trees is fascinating and can teach us how to care for them in cultivation.  Do you know what the #1 killer of newly planted trees is? What is the key to proper establishment of trees in the landscape?  The more we know about how trees grow, and the factors that influence their growth, the more successful we will be as gardeners. This talk is divided into three parts: Amazing trees, how trees grow, and successfully growing trees in the garden.