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what is this Tree and Shrub

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by jiggz, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. jiggz

    jiggz LawnSite Senior Member
    from jerz
    Messages: 646

    i want to look up some advice on pruning before i just go cutting.. i see these multi stemmed shrubs alot and i always forget to ask the name..

    heres the tree

    and the shrub


    thanks in advance
  2. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,916


    No wonder this industry isn't viewed as professional.

    Could I suggest you go find the local extension office\ag school\something and take a plant ID course.

    And yes, I do know what they are.
  3. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,188

    I was thinking this same thing, Mark. And even if they can be identified doesn't mean you will know how to trim them.
  4. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,115

    I also think it would be important to know what you are about to do surgery on and when is the best time to do it. The forsythia for instance should be trimmed after it bloomed, do it now and it probably won't get many if any flowers in the spring

    the weeping willow should be left to grow

    do a little research it is very easy with the internet or better yet buy a book and keep it with you to identify plants and shrubs as you go through your weekly route
  5. Tony Clifton

    Tony Clifton LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 865

    Take it easy on the guy, he came on a "professional" forum and asked a question. Why are you persecuting him, at least he didn't go out and just start hacking. Everyone has to start somewhere.

    ZKSLAWN LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    I agree.. see if he went out and killed the plant and came on here asking why it died than maybe you can give him some s**t but he asked first and he's obviously asking cuz he wants to learn. Nothing wrong with learing on this forum this is where i've learned almost everything.
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,916

    Maybe so, but I really think something as basic as a willow and forsythia ought to be fairly common knowledge if you're "in the industry".

    I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and apologize. The suggestion to take a plant ID course stands.

    ZKSLAWN LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    I knew the first one not the second myself but im taking that course this yr.
    and your deff right about that.
  9. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,334

    Well .... isn't that mighty christian of ya.

    Perhaps you would like to point out the identifying characteristics of these two plants per the posted pics .... then provide their latin name.
  10. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,916


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