To minimize the risk of disease and to prevent dieback, Gardening Know How recommends pruning eucalyptus trees in the heat of the summer. Although this promotes the bleeding of sap, the tree heals faster in the heat. However, a wound dressing may be needed to stop excessive bleeding in some cases. Choose between hedge pruning, specimen pruning, coppicing or pollarding pruning.Know More
Hedge pruning may be implemented at the end of the tree's second growing season to cut the tree into a pyramid shape and remove up to one-third of its height, according to Gardening Know How. Remove up to one-quarter of the upper tree in subsequent years to maintain this look. Use specimen pruning to maintain the attractive appearance of a focal point eucalyptus tree by removing all branches over 6 feet after two years of growth.
Gardening Know How recommends using coppicing to control the height of a eucalyptus tree. Using angled cuts, prune the tree back to 18 inches from the ground, and remove all side shoots. Allow the best-looking shoot to develop, and cut all others back. For pollarding, which promotes lower height and branching at the top of the tree, cut tree trunks 6 to 10 feet from the ground, leaving the side branches intact.Learn More
The Spartan juniper is an evergreen shrub that is used in home landscaping and requires little maintenance to keep healthy. The plant itself exudes a formal feel from its pyramidal or conical shape, and has a growth rate of approximately 12 inches per year.Full Answer >
Citrus limon is the scientific name for a lemon tree, according to Drugs.com. It is in the family Rutaceae, and the common name is lemon.Full Answer >
Tabebuia chrysotricha, or golden trumpet tree, is a small, tropical tree that flowers in early spring. According to the University of Florida, it is deciduous, with a spreading, rounded canopy and silvery leaves with fuzzy tan undersides. It produces bright yellow, trumpet-shaped blossoms in the spring.Full Answer >
Remove a tree stump cut close to the ground by drilling holes, filling them with potassium nitrate and boiling water, waiting a few months, then burning the stump. The process is slower than stump grinding and works best on stumps of trees cut at least a year prior to the beginning of the process.Full Answer >