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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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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