Top Tree Pests in Mid-Atlantic
Despite our best efforts to take care of our trees, sometimes even healthy trees are attacked by pests and diseases. Here in the Mid-Atlantic region, there are a number of common tree pests and diseases we see every day. It is not an all-inclusive list, but it covers the majority of the culprits that plague […]
8 Signs of Trouble with Your Trees
Looking for Signs of Trouble As with people, when problems affect the health of your tree, early detection can often mean the difference between life and death. Signs of trouble with trees are sometimes obvious, but at other times, you may need to make a closer inspection. Because trees are living organisms, you should keep […]
Reduce Your Liability with Healthy Trees
Without tree care, your trees could cause liability issues for you and your neighbors. Whether you are an individual property owner or you manage a homeowners’ association, trees provide many benefits and add value to the landscape. However, they can also present some serious problems if they’re not cared for properly. It’s […]
The Best Way to Mulch Your Trees
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 […]
The Dangers of Leaf Fungus
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 […]
Only Preventative Treatment Can Save Your Trees from the Asian Ambrosia Beetle
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 […]
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 […]
Are Those Leaf Spots on my Plants?
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 […]