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Root suckers pop up as a result of a tree being injured or stressed as was the case with this Bradford pear tree. CAES News
Root Suckers
Root suckers, or root sprouts, are a tree’s natural response to wounding or stress. Therefore, the best way to prevent them is to minimize or avoid causing wounds or stress to trees.
Phenoxy herbicide damage to a willow oak tree. CAES News
Herbicide Labels
An herbicide designed to kill weeds in turfgrass can also kill neighboring trees and shrubs.
A Georgia Master Gardener trims a shrub in the University of Georgia Research and Education Garden in Griffin, Ga. CAES News
Landscape Business Class
A landscape business class is set for Feb. 13 at the University of Georgia campus in Griffin.
When transplanting a tree, dig the new hole 50 percent wider than the soil ball to loosen the surrounding soil and ensure good root establishment. The root system should be at the same depth it was before it was moved. CAES News
Protect Bare Roots
Landscape planting season is upon us and home gardeners may be eager to buy new fruit trees and ornamentals. New plant material is often produced bare root — without soil — and must be either kept in cold storage or temporarily planted outdoors to survive.
Four University of Georgia Extension agents worked together to present Green University, a training for professionals in the green industry. The agents were (top, l-r) Keith Mickler, Rolando Orellana, (bottom, l-r) Mary Carol Sheffield and Paul Pugliese. CAES News
Green University
Four University of Georgia Extension agents have been collectively awarded this year’s Urban Agriculture Education Award from the Georgia Urban Ag Council, a statewide association for professionals involved in all sectors of the urban agriculture industry.
Sleet encases a branch of a leyland cypress tree in Jackson, Ga. CAES News
Cold Plants
Landscape plants get plenty of attention during the summer, but they need protection during Georgia’s winter months. Rather than trying to keep plants warm, gardeners should help protect plants from wind, snow, ice, drastic soil temperature changes and heat from the sun on cold days.
Leyland Cypress trees growing on a Christmas Tree Farm in Nicholson, GA. 7 G's Tree Farm. 
11-11-09 CAES News
Christmas Trees
For more than 500 years, people have brought trees into their homes to decorate for the holiday season. While some families choose artificial and pre-lit trees, plenty of people still want the real thing.
Spring-flowering shrubs, like this native azalea growing in the University of Georgia Research and Education Garden in Griffin, Georgia, should be pruned after they bloom. Pruning before they bloom will cut down on the flower show. CAES News
Rearranging Shrubs
Fall and early winter are the best time to relocate large trees and shrubs. Moving established plants from one location to another can change your landscape without costing you money.
Wayne Hanna, a scientist on the UGA Tifton Campus, examines a pine tree located in Tifton. CAES News
Pine Trees
A world-renowned University of Georgia turfgrass scientist is embarking on a different research journey — breeding coneless pine trees.