My lazy neighbor lets his walnut tree limbs grow out onto AND in the soil. The limbs are out in the soil all year long, he does no pruning any time of the year. I think he does spray for I believe blithe. He does harvest and then sells them at the local farmers market. My question is there anything I could say to him that would be true, that could possible scare him into pruning the trees up off the ground ? What could be a very nice looking orchard looks real bad. Is there a tree abuse squad anywhere ?
THANK YOU !
Shasta County California
The only thing that might be bad about what he is doing is that the branches might decay and develop wounds because of the contact of the branch with the moist ground.