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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Feature Foliage: Zelkova Serrata

Zelkova Serrata, a native of China and Taiwan, is a deciduous tree which grows up to 130 feet tall with a rounded shape and branching outward. It has smooth pinkish bark when young, which in maturity develops an exfoliating character similar to that of an Elm. Its’ timber is used...

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Feature Foliage: Winterberry

Winterberry, a member of the holly family, is a deciduous shrub which grows 6-10 feet tall in sun to part shade, preferring moist soil. The winterberry fruits are a spectacular scarlet red or bright orange. Because the female plants bear fruit, one male shrub is needed for every five females....

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Winter Burn

Winter burn occurs when frozen grounds and cold temperatures make it difficult for plants to continue their natural biological functions. Since there is no moisture available in frozen ground, transpiration requirements are not met. As a result, the leaves may brown and fall off. An Anti-Desiccant helps the plants preserve...

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Bugs

Ticks: These disease carriers are insidious and tough to properly manage. Research shows that most often a person bitten by a Lyme disease carrying tick never felt their presence on his body. Good management programs help deal with these arachnids in multiple life stages throughout the year to help limit...

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Tree Specimens with Local Allure

You don’t have to be a tree expert to appreciate the value and beauty of trees. Perhaps it is because they are ever present on our lawns, along our streets, and in our parks that they often are taken for granted.

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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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