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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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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Colorful Concepts

Mistakenly, most folks think the cooler temperature of the Fall season triggers the annual autumnal coloration of our deciduous trees. Actually, photoperiod length, or the lengthening of nights, causes a chemical to be formed in the tree that begins to close off the vascular connections between the tree and its...

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Feature Foliage – Blackgum (Nyssa sylvatica)

The Blackgum, also known as Pepperidge, Black Tupelo, and Sour Gum, is a native tree, among the first to change its colors. The bright red leaves are a spectacular fall display. The common name; Sour Gum, refers to the sour acidic pulp of the berries which ruffed grouse, wild turkeys,...

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