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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:17 pm 
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Help raise awareness on the importance of curbing dogs by sharing our recent article "The Pit of Despair" below.

Tree pits in cities are challenging and temperamental planting environments under ideal circumstances. The frequent lack of direct light is a significant limiting factor. Soil conditions and the amount of soil volume available also greatly impact the success of recommended plantings....There is however, one issue which is out of the control of horticultural enthusiasts.

The number one issue to contend with in the success of street plantings and tree pits is pets, or more specifically pet owners. Dogs of course must be walked, they need outdoor space, air to breath and a place to do their business – herein lies the dilemma. ...click to read the full article here:http://erbology.com/2011/10/03/the-pit-of-despair/

What is your experience with sidewalk plantings and this issue?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:08 pm 
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I once lost a beautiful miniature rhodo to dog urine. Dogs are just doing what dogs do, so owner education should help, at least those who are just being thoughtless as opposed to uncaring.

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