Trees & Tree Care Print

7:00AM - Arizona Staycation Hour

Broadcasting on KTAR: Click the segment links below to listen to the archive or click the iTunes icon to the right to download this hour's Podcast.



Segment 1 (running time 12:28)

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Broadcasting from KAFF radio station....Rosie gives us a quick update from his trip to Germany:

  • Building innovations he's excited about.
  • Food, Food and more Food.
  • Maneuvering through traffic in Europe.
  • Electronic gadgets make international travel much easier!

New Home Ownership & Construction is booming in Flagstaff and all over Arizona...Rosie updates us on some remodeling statistics.

Segment 2 (running time 6:20)

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The economy is on the rise again, but we talk about some of the reasons we entered the crisis and what to be weary of in home ownership and the real estate market.....

Rosie's overall advice.......Proceed with CAUTION!

Segment 3 (running time 12:59)

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Todd Rogers with Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona joins us to talk about all the projects they're working on.

  • New ways to help families.
  • Volunteer YOUR time if you don't have the $$$ to donate.
  • Learn about "Neighborhood Revitalization"
  • Some big things are happening over at Grand Canyon University!

Segment 4 (running time 6:13)

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More with Todd Rogers from Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona.

Habitat for Humanity Restores across Arizona:

Phoenix Area:

  1. Anthem
  2. Goodyear
  3. Mesa
  4. Peoria

Statewide Locations:

  1. Cottonwood
  2. Flagstaff
  3. Payson
  4. Prescott
  5. Sierra Vista
  6. Tucson
  7. Wickenburg
  8. Yuma

*They're taking recycled Paint and you could save huge money!!!

*If you'd like to donate to Habitat for Humanity, just click here!

8:00AM - Outdoor Living: Notes from the Nursery with Jay Harper

Broadcasting on KTAR & KNST, KAFF & KGVY: Click the segment links below to listen to the archive or click the iTunes icon to the right to download this hour's Podcast.



Segment 1 (running time 11:40)

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Jay with Harper's Nursery & Landscaping Company is here to take your landscaping and gardening questions along with Misti Warner with Warner's Nursery who's with the crew in Flagstaff!

  • Misti talks about some of the things blooming up north in Arizona this time of year.
  • Jay talks about our topic for the week...Trees and what to consider for your yard.

*Misti shares some of her favorite trees for the cooler climates in Arizona.

Segment 2 (running time 7:03)

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  • Jim - He has two plants and one is the agave and he's heard that if he cuts off the big stalk, it will prolong the life of the plant. Is that true?

Recommendation - It is true with the agave, but the stalk will plant another plant in it's place, but there isn't a whole lot you can do. 

*We discuss succulents versus cactus, etc.

  • Pam - She has a 3 year old ocotillo plant that's not doing well and has a white powdery substance on the leaves. What should she do?

Recommendation - Jay's never heard of this on the ocotillo, so she needs to take it in to a nursery or take a picture to an expert. Verify the water is correct and try Elgin Nursery in her area.

Segment 3 (running time 13:01)

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Romey talks about Bonide Products and how you can keep the weeds out of you yard. Find their products at Treeland NurseriesViola's or Mesquite Valley Growers.


  • Laura - She wants a vine that will grow at about 4,000 foot elevation?

Recommendation - Try the Flowering Jasmine Vine or the Flowering Honeysuckle. It attracts pollinators and is easy to grow. Jay says try wisteria.

  • Katie - She has a 6 year old almond tree that stopped producing fruit last year.  Is there something she should be giving the tree to make sure it produces fruit?

Recommendation - It sounds like it's a pollination problem, not a fertilizer issue. It may not be a "Self pollinator" and might need another tree. She needs bees!

*What makes a plant a self-pollinator...We help you sort it out.

  • Jeff - He has an Ashe Tree that is planted to close to the house and wants to know if he can move it without damaging it?

Recommendation - Waiting about 9 months before the trees lose their leaves next winter....Move deciduous trees when the trees are dormant.

  • Stan - His grapefruit tree is covered in leaf miner's and it's starting to damage the look of the tree. What can he use to get rid of them?

Recommendation - Try Dead Bug's Brew by Bonide or a product with spinosad and that should get rid of it. 

  • Susan - She planted zucchini and they are dying off after they grow only 2 or 3 inches long. What is she doing wrong?

Recommendation - It's a flowering issue and the fruit she's seeing is just the flower before the zucchini actually comes in. It needs to pollinate to create the fruit.

Segment 4 (running time 6:13)

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  • Jessica - She has a queen wreath vine she loves and wants to know why their aren't more here and why do the leaves drop off?

Recommendation - It's a deciduous vine and the leaves will drop off. It's natural for those to grow fast, but they will lose their leaves annually.

*Chris Wellborn from Vicente Landscaping joins us and shares his thoughts on Queen Wreath Vines and what's happening with the landscape in Northern Arizona.

If you have questions for Jay, call Harper's Nursery in Phoenix or Misti at Warner's Nursery in Flagstaff.

9:00AM - On The House Hour

Broadcasting on KTAR & KNST, KAFF & KGVY: Click the segment links below to listen to the archive or click the iTunes icon to the right to download this hour's Podcast.



Segment 1 (running time 12:09)

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Rosie shares some more about his trip to Germany and some of the innovations that he'll be integrating into every remodeling project he works on going forward.

  • Doors
  • Plumbing Shut off Valves for each room.
  • Other impressions from Europe.


  • Mike - He's looking at a home in Mesa and the home has a few ceiling supports in his attic that are very bowed and the inspector said it's fine. Is that right?

Recommendation - This does happen and is fairly common, but Rosie doesn't like that they look "bent."  With the home being 30 years old and no other visible imperfections, it should be okay.  We will follow up with Mike....

Segment 2 (running time 6:39)

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*We discuss the bee industry and some of the other issues with the drought overtaking much of the US.

*If you're confused or contemplating a new landscape, make sure to reference the Water Use It Wisley's, Watering Guides

Segment 3 (running time 12:42)

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*Remember Bonide Products for your yard.



  • Tom - He's done research on geothermal cooling and heating and wants help sizing the new unit. Do we know anyone?

Recommendation - Call Yavapai Plumbing & Heating and they should be able to help. Try Katherine at The Solar Store and she has a ton of knowledge on this issue too. 

  • Bill - He had a roof leak over his garage, but the tape on the repairs are hanging down. What should be done to repair this and can he do it himself?

Recommendation - This is something he can do himself. Start by taking off the loose tape, clean it up and Rosie breaks down the process for Bill. 

Don't forget to sign up for the Sanderson Ford Arizona Staycation, here!

     *Thanks to Cerreta Candy Company for making our winner's trips even better!

Segment 4 (running time 7:02)

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  • Leonard - He had to remove some wood paneling and some of the cement behind the wall was damaged. He fixed the hole with a mixing compound and wanted to know if he needs to sand it & can he paint it?

Recommendation - It's fine to paint over the patch and he can sand it to match the existing wall texture with the new patch texture.

Listen for all the publications and resources we bring for Arizona homeowner's.

10:00AM - Open Home Hour

Broadcasting on KTAR & KNST, KAFF & KGVY: Click the segment links below to listen to the archive or click the iTunes icon to the right to download this hour's Podcast.



Segment 1 (running time 12:30)

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Certified Arborist and owner of Mick's Tree Service, Mick Henry joins us to talk about Trees!

  • Mick's family history.
  • How he got into the horticulture industry.
  • How fires have effected the trees across our state. 
  • Bark Beetles infiltrate our area and Mick explains all the problems they bring with the. 

Segment 2 (running time 5:59)

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  • Marsha - She just moved from Northern CA and is concerned about the cicada bugs that are destroying her trees. Do we have any tree suggestions for her in this area that won't attract cicada's?

Recommendation - Unfortunately, she won't have the same types of trees to choose from in Northern California. Tree root systems spread over the surface area to be able to take in enough water for the tree.  Stop into a local nursery (Vicente Landscape) for advice.

Segment 3 (running time 12:05)

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Control pests around your yard, remember Bonide Products!

We continue our discussion on Bark Beetles and how to protect your trees from them.

  • Get rid of them BEFORE they get to your trees.
  • There are 12 different types of bark beetle in our state to contend with.
  • Learn how to identify them in your landscape.
  • What to do if you find them...Giving listener's hope. 
  • Proper watering of trees. 
  • Correct pruning while the trees are young will bring a longer, healthier life.
  • Trees add value to your property. More than you'd think too!

Segment 4 (running time 7:15)

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  • Brenda - She has a mesquite tree in her front yard and she wants to know if she has to be worried about damage the tree could be causing her home? It's about 15 feet wide.

Recommendation - She just needs to verify that sewage lines are not nearby. If they are near an older sewer line, just make sure she's watering very deep down to keep the roots from searching for water in water lines. Barriers are available too, but it sounds like she should be fine if it's watered correctly.

*In Tucson, Romeo Tree service is a great resource)

Reach Mick Henry at 928-774-5892 in Flagstaff if you have questions or need work done at your home!

Join Rosie On The House Every Saturday Morning!!!