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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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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Tamke’s Winter Protection Plan

Tamke is always ready to service your shrub and tree care needs. We are now preparing for Winter services. Applied in the Fall/Early Winter, Tamke’s Nutri-Green Granular Fertilizer can benefit your shrubs for the spring. The slow-release materials provide the plants with the nutritional requirements to keep them strong, healthy...

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