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The links to the MP3 of this show are dead.Joe –Apr 29, 2011 08:43:25 AM
Audio links are fixed. Thanks.Phil –Apr 29, 2011 16:12:27 PM
Segments like this one are the reason why I am reluctant to donate to KNPR. The bare truth is that we live in a desert with limited water resources. Yet KNPR continues to promote an environmentally tone-deaf segment about planting non-native plants and trees in the desert. Jonah –Apr 28, 2011 21:30:46 PM
I just bought an older house that has many full grown trees - that's the good news - but they need help.
The firs really need work - they have a huge number of pine cone and dead needles, as well as some branches that appear to be dead. The trees are about 40 feet tall.
Would having it trimmed take care of most of this problem? Should I be using the fertilizing stakes or another type of fertilizer?
Thanks. Shirley –Apr 28, 2011 10:50:06 AM
I put in a 24" box Desert Museum Pala Verde tree a year ago. My neighbor has an old Mulberry tree that is 60-70 feet tall and blocks much of my tree from the sun between the hours of 10 am to 2 PM.
My tree is growing more toward the east and west and leaving a hole to the south toward the direction of Mulberry tree.
Is the Mulberry tree causing my tree to grow strangely toward the east and west only?Lance Kirk –Apr 28, 2011 10:28:57 AM