How to Protect Your Trees

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Trees are susceptible to a number of threats, ranging from pests to drought to storms and many, many others. While they might seem largely impermeable, they’re at the mercy of their environment. Trees cannot move themselves to a safer location, nor can they take shelter from high winds or low temperatures. As a homeowner, it’s your job to protect your …

3 Tips to Growing a Healthy Tree

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So, you’ve got your new tree planted, and you’re just waiting for it to grow and flourish, providing you with shade in the summer, a climbing facility for your kids, and just generally something beautiful to look at whenever you happen to wander over to your window or out into your yard. Of course you want it to be healthy, …

How to Manage Flatheaded Borers

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Flatheaded borers are beetle larvae that live just beneath the bark of tree trunks, branches and roots. They are similar to termites in that they dig out tunnels in the wood, and signs of an infestation include sawdust around the tree as well as loose bark that can be pulled apart. Flatheaded borers are small, approximately one-inch in size, and …

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Roundheaded Borers are in my Tree – What Can I do About Them?

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c/o: Andreas Krappweis Roundheaded Borers are in my Tree – What Can I do About Them? Roundheaded borers are pests that tend to attack mostly shade trees. They may also be referred to as long-horned borers. There are more than 1400 species of roundheaded borers, and they attack both hardwood and deciduous trees. These borers may also feast on coniferous …

A Closer Look at the Various Types of Borers

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Insect borers are structural pests that live in trees and shrubs, causing aesthetic and economic damage. What these tiny, but damaging, pests do is tunnel through the inside of the tree, eating away until the tree becomes vulnerable and weakened. By the time the signs of an infestation are noticed, it may be too late. Trees that have already been …

Selecting the Right Tree for the Right Location

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c/o: clairenoe Now that Arbor Day has past, people have started thinking more about the importance of planting trees. Trees are wonderful for our planet at large, but they offer many benefits to our own yards and communities that give us additional incentive to keep our yards evolving. If you feel that your yard is lacking something but you’re not …

Is Spring or Fall the Best Time to Plant a Tree?

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c/o: Ned Horton The spring season is synonymous with all things green, and that includes planting trees. But spring isn’t the only time of the year when you can plant trees – fall is a great time, too. Many people overlook planting trees in the fall because they are prepping their yards for the winter. Yet planting a tree during …

Recognizing Anthracnose and its Symptoms

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c/o: ppdl.org Anthracnose is a fungal disease that attacks plants and trees, and it’s very serious. This type of fungus comes out during the wet, cool spring months, and although it can affect a variety of shrubs and trees, its main threat is to dogwoods. Other trees that can suffer from anthracnose include maples, oaks, sycamores and ashes. Since this …

Vines and Trees

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Vines in trees Vines are an invasive plant that often cause problems with the health of your trees.  English ivy and other vines growing up the trunk and branches can choke off and eventually kill the host tree.  Additionally, in severe cases they may inhibit photosynthesis by blocking sunlight.  Vines add tremendous weight, especially when accompanied by ice and can …