Southwestern Deserts

May, 2006
Regional Report

Books

Nevada Tree Selection and Planting
Although Urban Forestry Tree Planting Practices for Nevada is a two-page publication, it contains plenty of useful information. Written by Patricia Rowley, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, it provides helpful recommendations on tree planting and species, as well as 10 species to avoid planting.

Clever Gardening Technique

Tie Palm Fronds
Before transplanting palms with long fronds, such as date palms, carefully lift the fronds upwards and tie them together. This minimizes dehydration from the crown while the plant establishes. Untie them when new growth starts.

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