Tree pruning is both an art and a science. Since every tree is different, how a particular tree is pruned will depend upon the overall objectives, along with the knowledge or experience of the arborist doing the pruning. A properly pruned tree will look natural. It may be hard to discern that it has been […]
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The Great Mulch Debate: Which is the Best to Use?
Traditionally, it was common for gardeners to use Cypress mulch for their flower beds, as it was a by-product of the lumber industry. When the Cypress trees were being cut down for the sole purpose of mulch, however, more attention was focused on better alternatives. Additionally, Cypress mulch doesn’t break down well and develop nutrient-rich […]
Why Urban Trees are Under So Much Stress
Urban tree stress is a term that refers to trees that are seeing shorter life spans due to living in urban environments where growing conditions are less than ideal. Trees that grow in natural settings normally don’t see this type of stress, which is why they often live longer lives and experience fuller growth than […]
Have Your Trees Been Attacked by Borers?
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 […]
Storm Damage Safety
When a powerful storm rolls through, it reminds us just how unpredictable Mother Nature can be. The storm itself may cause thunder, lightning and strong winds, but it’s the aftermath of the storm that is most feared. Will there be flooded streets and tunnels? Will trees fall onto homes? Will strong winds knock down power […]
Protecting Magnolia Trees From Magnolia Scale
If you have beautiful magnolia trees in your yard, you certainly don’t want them to be destroyed by a small pest. The unfortunate truth is that, they can. Magnolia scale is one of the largest scale insects and are commonly found in the eastern part of the United States. They most commonly attack the Star […]
Protecting Oak Trees From Obscure Scale
Obscure scales are pests that affect oak, hickory, walnut, willow and maple trees. These scaly pests live on branches and twigs, and they feed on sap using their piercing mouthparts. Obscure scales have one generation each year. Females lay eggs in June, July and August, and there is peak crawler activity during mid-July. Although small, […]
Rust: The Plant Fungus You Need to Know About
Rusts are types of plant diseases that are caused by a fungus in the Pucciniales order. These diseases affect plants and flowers, and gardeners will notice the telltale signs of speckled masses that surface on the leaves. Some of these rust diseases have a reddish-orange color like the name suggests, but there are many other […]
It’s Not a Moth. It’s an Eastern Tent Caterpillar!
It’s easy to mistake an eastern tent caterpillar for a moth, especially since this type of caterpillar is from the moth family. The scientific name is Malacosoma americanum, and they are pests that are native to North America. Eastern tent caterpillars can be a nuisance because their nests are eyesores and they can defoliate a […]