Fungus and Disease Update: Spring 2019

Another wet, cool, and long Spring! And like last year we are seeing lots of fungus issues promoted by the cool and wet weather. For the most part, it’s been the normal cast of characters like Anthracnose, Discula, Cedar Apple rust, and some root rot issues like phytophora; but then...

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Beech Bark Canker

Beech trees are prized for their fall color, and broad spreading, dense crown, but they are susceptible to Beech Bark Canker which causes significant mortality of this species. Learn more about this disease and how to help keep your tree looking healthy.

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Boxwood Leafminer

There are little critters living in the leaves of these boxwoods. Boxwood Leafminer is a common insect issue that causes the plant to get yellowish brown blistered leaves. Without treatment, your boxwoods will look unsightly and can eventually die from Boxwood Leafminer.

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Lightning & Your Trees

Lightning is extremely dangerous. The quick blast of energy reaches a peak of 60,000 degrees Fahrenheit and results in 100 million volts of electricity. Remember: Never take shelter under a tree during a storm! Protect yourself, your home, and your trees. The earth experiences approximately 44,000 thunderstorms every day. Ben...

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Insect Spotlight: Lace bug

Lace bugs are common pests of azalea, rhododendron, sycamore, broad-leaved evergreens and many deciduous trees and shrubs. Lace bugs feed on the underside of leaves causing stipples on the upper leaf surface.

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Tamke’s Spring Checklist 2

Prepare the Soil. The oxygen levels, organic matter and other naturally occurring components of soil can be overextended especially in competitive environments. Soil amendment treatments are very beneficial to plants dealing with a host of environmental stresses. Roots cannot provide for the tree if they do not have the proper...

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Tamke’s Spring Checklist

Every homeowner should have a "Spring Checklist" for their property maintenance needs. An annual plan should be put in place for preventative care of your trees and shrubs. Procrastination and/or disregard of your plants can eventually devalue your property, cause safety and liability concerns, and/or require costly replacements. Get Trees...

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Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer has killed millions of Ash Trees in the United States since its' discovery in Michigan in 2002. These insects have been identified in 12 states including Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland. New Jersey is surrounded and it is likely that the Emerald Ash Borer will be found...

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Southern Pine Beetle

The Southern Pine Beetle is a forest pest dramatically affecting the pine trees in Atlantic, Cape May, Ocean and Cumberland counties in New Jersey. The latest outbreak began in the Garden State in 2001. They generally attack pine trees already under stress. Galleries are created by the larvae as it...

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