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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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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Going Green is Important to Tamke

As the world becomes more environmentally conscious and as more homeowners and businesses strive to take a greener approach, we too are implementing and exploring programs in that light. Our Plant Health Care Rx program is based on a holistic approach to tree and shrub care. Frequent inspections of landscape...

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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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Logs in the Fire

A popular alternative heating source for many homeowners is a wood burning stove or fireplace. To get the most heat and least amount of creosote, use properly seasoned hardwoods. For seasoning soft woods such as Fir or Pine, one year is a good guideline. For hardwoods, especially Oaks, one year...

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