When the angle between a branch and the tree trunk is less than 45 degrees, the branch doesn’t have great support on the trunk side. When pruning trees, prune to create scaffolded branches with angles to the trunk between 45 and 60 degrees.
Patterned black-and-orange pillows bring striking contrast to the textured white bedding in this rustic meets contemporary bedroom. Wood beams surround the bed for an organic element, while clean white curtains blend with the walls and provide shade.
In the garden, tomatillo plants grow 3 to 4 feet tall and sprawl up to 3 feet across. For easiest harvest, support plants with a large tomato cage to keep branches off the ground. If branches touch soil, they’ll root.
Turn tree cuttings into art with shadowboxes. First, cut the branches down to sizes proportionally scaled to fit inside each shadowbox frame. Next, flatten the branches and place them up against the glass insert. Lastly, sandwich the flattened branches between the glass inserts and the back panels, then hang the shadowboxes up on the walls.
When the bark is falling off a tree in sheets along an entire branch or trunk, it’s a pretty good clue that the tree is dying. With this tree, a lack of leaves on the branch losing its bark (as well as on a few other branches) is the evidence that this tree is on a downhill slide.