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 …

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Plant it right from the start!

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You can avoid a lot of tree problems down the road by simply selecting the right tree and then planting it correctly.  The landscape is full of trees that were doomed from the start because of either poor selection or poor planting techniques.  Trees can be expensive to buy and even more expensive to deal with unnecessary future health issues. …

Cat Rescue

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Michael Binger, an ISA Certified Arborist with Growing Earth Tree Care, rescued a kitten that was stranded about 70 feet up in a tree.  The kitten jumped into Michael’s arms as the climber made his way up to him.  The kitten’s owner and various onlookers called him a hero for his efforts.  He found out about the kitten when a …