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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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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Going Green is Important to Tamke

As the world becomes more environmentally conscious and as more homeowners and businesses strive to take a greener approach, we too are implementing and exploring programs in that light. Our Plant Health Care Rx program is based on a holistic approach to tree and shrub care. Frequent inspections of landscape...

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Weathering the Weather

Weather plays an important role in tree and shrub health. From excessive rain to high winds, from high temperatures to long mild winters; whatever the scenario, the climatic elements require your plants to fight for their lives. Storms that cause limb and leaf loss contribute to plant stress. Lack of...

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Buck Rub Creates Tree Damage

In the late summer and early fall, male deer are in velvet. In order to remove the velvet from their antlers, the bucks rub against tree trunks. They usually choose trees from 1-2" in diameter which can fit between their antlers. The rubbing creates wounds on the trunk of the...

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Tamke’s Winter Protection Plan

Tamke is always ready to service your shrub and tree care needs. We are now preparing for Winter services. Applied in the Fall/Early Winter, Tamke’s Nutri-Green Granular Fertilizer can benefit your shrubs for the spring. The slow-release materials provide the plants with the nutritional requirements to keep them strong, healthy...

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Boxwood Blight

Lately we have been seeing quite a bit of Boxwood Blight on the properties we visit. Boxwood blight is caused by a fungal pathogen and results in severe defoliation and die-back. The one most unique identifier of Boxwood Blight is that it does not seem to affect the roots. All...

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Tamke Tree Experts is considered an essential business—and we are OPEN. Tamke has always been committed to the safety and well being of our customers and employees, as such, we are taking extra precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic by practicing social distancing guidelines and working remotely as best as practical. Thank you for your patience and continued business. Call (908) 647-3537 today to schedule a consultation.