Emerald Ash Borer Damage

Chris Hunt, VP for Tamke Tree Experts, travels to Kentucky. Along the highway he notes that every Ash tree he sees is either dead or dying. Sadly, this will become the norm in New Jersey in the very near future. However, homeowners can treat their Ash trees to protect them...

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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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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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Tree Care Safety

The tree care industry is, among logging and commercial fishing, one of the most dangerous professions in the U.S. We believe safety should be a top priority for all involved in the tree care industry. A shared goal to eliminate work-related fatalities, injuries and illnesses, as well as their associated...

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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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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.