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The Best Way to Mulch Your Trees

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Mulch is great for your trees. It helps to retain moisture in the soil and regulates soil temperature, keeping roots at the proper temperature throughout the year. Mulch also reduces damage to roots and trunks from lawn mowers and weed whackers. These devices often cut through the bark into the tree’s vascular system, disrupting the flow of water and nutrients. …

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The Dangers of Leaf Fungus

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Anthracnose is a fungi that infects the stems, branches, leaves and fruits of some deciduous trees including sycamore, ash, maple, oak and privet. Cool, wet or moist conditions tend to make outbreaks more severe. Leaf infections are identified by discolored, blotchy lesions coming from leaf veins. Leaf drop or defoliation can take place in the spring and may lead to …

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Only Preventative Treatment Can Save Your Trees from the Asian Ambrosia Beetle

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The Asian Ambrosia Beetle aggressively assaults a wide variety of trees, including: Ash, Beech, Bradford pear, Chinese elm, Crape myrtle, Dogwood, Elm, Golden Rain Tree, Hickory, Holly, Honey Locust, Japanese maple, Japanese snowbell, Linden, Magnolia, Mimosa, Oak, Persimmon Once the tree has been attacked, it is too late. The only way to protect your trees from the problems caused by this beetle …

Have Your Trees Been Attacked by Borers?

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It’s the worst feeling for a homeowner who takes great pride in their landscaping. You notice that your trees are showing signs of decline. They don’t look very healthy, they are growing sporadically and have uneven growth. A closer look shows disturbing signs of beetle-like creatures that have invaded the trees. It’s very possible that your trees have been attacked …

Are Those Leaf Spots on my Plants?

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Are Those Leaf Spots on My Plants? No one likes to see leaf spots on their plants, but they are typically minor stresses that will not affect the overall health of the tree. Some leaf spot diseases can cause the plant to lose its leaves, but as long as the plant is healthy, it should grow back new leaves. Leaf …