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General Tree and Shrub Information


Selecting, planting and caring for trees and shrubs requires many considerations. These are all important, when you realize what you plant may be with you for the rest of your life.


Review the list of references below as you decide on what, where, when and how  to plant and care for a tree or shrub.




Tree Identification-Iowa State

Tree Identification-Michigan State

Oklahoma Proven


Dendrology-Virginia Tech


Selecting Trees and Shrubs


Trees for Tulsa


Tree Tips: AEP-PSO


Trees for Oklahoma: AEP-PSO


NREM-5036: Deciduous Trees for Oklahoma


Plant Selections for Oklahoma


HLA-6403: Rose Culture in Oklahoma

HLA-6439: Selecting Shrubs for the Landscape


Selecting Shrubs for Hedges


"Know it and Grow it" by Carl Whitcomb and Michael Dirr's "Manual of Woody Landscape Plants" are excellent textbook references.


Selecting an Arborist


US National Arboretum


International Society of Arboculture


General Care of Trees and Shrubs


How to Plant a Tree


HLA-6412: Fertilizing Shade and Ornamental Trees and Shrubs


Tree Fertilizer Calculator

HLA-6414: Planting Trees and Shrubs

HLA-6403: Rose Culture in Oklahoma


Pruning Trees and Shrubs


HLA-6409: Pruning Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, and Vines


Rules for Pruning Ornamental Woody Plants


Pruning Fruit Trees and Small Fruit


HLA-6228: Annual Pruning of Fruit Trees


EPP-7323: Managing Storm-Damaged Trees


Tree Trimming and Reliability (AEP-PSO)

Look Before You Leaf (AEP-PSO)


Disease and Pests


EPP-7634: Anthracnose and Other Common Leaf Diseases of Deciduous Shade Trees

EPP-7618: Common Diseases of Conifers in Oklahoma

EPP-7607: Diseases of Roses

EPP-7620: Hypoxylon Canker of Oaks

EPP-7642: Pecan Diseases: Prevention and Control

EPP-7617: Pest Management Series: Powdery Mildews of Ornamentals and Fruit, Shade and Nut Trees


Fireblight Disease of Plants


Pine Tree Diseases--Diagnosis of Yellow Needles


Crapemyrtle Bark Scale

Fruit Trees


HLA-6222: Home Fruit Planting Guide


EPP-7319: Home Tree Fruit Production and Pest Management


HLA-6210: Apple and Peach Varieties for Oklahoma


HLA-6228: Annual Pruning of Fruit Trees


Fruit Spray Schedules for the Homeowner (University of Missouri)

Fruit Tree Diseases (West Virginia University)


EPP-7639: Leaf Curl of Peaches and Nectarines


EPP-7641: Common Diseases of Stone Fruit Trees and Their Control




HLA-6403: Rose Culture in Oklahoma


EPP-7607: Diseases of Roses


Epp-7329: Rose Rosette Disease




HLA-6417: Landscaping for Energy Conservation