Green Side Up host Richard Hentschel talks about replacing those plants that have been lost from insects, diseases and the harsh weather. Gardeners have the opportunity to site trees, shrubs and evergreens in better positions in the landscape. Often the mature sizes are not taken into account when selecting landscape plants. Balled and Burlapped trees are available as are container grown plants. Balled and Burlapped trees are often much larger and heavier while container grown trees can often be handled more easily by the gardener. Be sure any tree you are interested in is on the approved list by your municipality if you replacing a parkway tree.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.