Too Close

TOO CLOSE - No woody plants stop getting bigger until they die, unless dormant or pruned (and pruning often spoils the specimen and almost always stimulates new growth). Red maple is a medium-sized tree species (to 75+ feet), but this specimen is planted only 16 inches from the building, by a "professional." Notice also the disfiguring and potentially fatal damage at the base of the trunk.

Rant of the Month

Unfortunately, most people know little about gardening and environmental issues including many "professionals" employed to choose, install and maintain plants and design landscapes. This page highlights specific issues with commentary on remedy or recommendation for course of action. Examples are numerous and easy to find -- rarely requiring me to travel far from home.  Hopefully, these postings will make the task of finding examples more difficult.  I will occasionally also post outstanding and approved examples in an effort to educate.