Girdling Roots

Over-mulching can cause girdling roots. Trees may decline and prematurely die as a result of the stresses induced by girdling roots. Make sure the tree is planted and mulched properly.

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Co Dominant Tree Stem

Co-dominant Stems in Trees May be at Risk for Failure

Co-dominant stems form when two or more branches emerge from the same junction. As the stems develop, they remain similar in size creating co-dominant stems. Many co-dominant stems feature included bark; bark that grows into the union between the stems, causing a weak v-shaped branch union. Trees with co-dominant stems...

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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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Treating for the Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer Infestations throughout the United States and and Canada have killed tens of millions of ash trees since 2002. As of June 2017, emerald ash borer has been found in New Jersey in Bergen, Burlington, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset and Warren counties.

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Spruce Gall

In the spring, pineapple-shaped forms on the tips of your Spruce tree are most likely Spruce Gall Adelgid. You might also see the tips of the new green growth starting to curl. This is not normal. Spruce Gall is an insect that lays its eggs on the plant and it...

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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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