Posted: 07/10/2014 at 23:58
Believe it or not but. Trees are also plants, hence the reason I post this here. A while back, I posted, I think on this forum and probably another. Some information that I had come by from various scientific sources. Sadly most times the average gardener, tends ony to consider a nice garden lawns and flower beds. Usually the odd time a tree is mentioned, is when it's in the way. However we must take a look at the world around us. We were hit badly some while back with Dutch Elm disease. Then more recent.. Ash Die Back. In my previous posts I mentioned that other trees are now infected/affected. The good old english Oak is threatened. The Horse Chestnut and other well known trees are being attacked by viral, fungal and insect pests. Even in New Zealand. Vast areas of pine forests and evergreens are under attack. Here in the UK, it's not only trees that are falling victim, but also many everyday plants. There are pests affecting tomatos the otherside of the world. The now speedy transportation od plants are in many instances responsible. Sometimes it can be an infected/diseased plant, then other times the potting compost might well be loaded with bugs etc. So in general, trees and forest might be a bit out of you requsite but garden plants no. Even buying from your favourite GC. For a time. Keep the new plants away from valuable stock. Really keep an eye on them. Please believe me. Outside your garden a great war is raging in the plant kingdom.