I have a new website, Socalnurseryplants.com, which promotes local nurseries and is also about garden travel. I just finished posting about a 10 day road trip I took with my sister to the East Coast - check it out!
"Thank you for the response/remarks. We once lost a large flowering cherry to snow load. The trunk was split 5 ways as all the branches went down. Now that was a TOTAL loss. Learn how to prune--the best ANGLE for a branch from a trunk makes it…"