Our arborist advice section is the most extensive expert collection of tree, lawn and landscape care tips and educational resources that you will find anywhere.
Follow this summer checklist to keep your trees and landscape healthy by identifying potential issues.
The how’s and why’s of pest management have become a more important part of our lives. We have switched our focus away from simply controlling the pest and directed our attention toward managing the trees and shrubs themselves. Preventive procedures have taken center stage over curative ones.
The disease affects mostly non-native pines such as Austrian, Japanese black and Scotch. Diseased trees die in two waves.
Don’t be fooled by their pencil point size, these brown to black beetles are not trivial pests. A significant beetle attack can destroy a tree within a few weeks.
This disease commonly occurs on the southern landscape plant, red tip photinia. It also defoliates Indian hawthorn, loquat, flowering and fruiting pear, hawthorn and firethorn.
This disease of peach and nectarine leaves can infect your tree annually in the spring before or just after bud break.
Over-seeding and silt-seeding are two services that will improve the health and appearance of your lawn.
Proper mulching is critical in conserving moisture, suppressing weeds and moderating soil temperature. But it’s easy to buy and spread too much.
Obscure scale is a serious pest of oaks, especially pin and willow, that causes trees to develop a sparse, unhealthy appearance with small, off-color leaves.
Oak wilt is an aggressive, tree-killing disease of oaks. It affects oaks in a manner similar to how dutch elm disease affects elms. The fungus enters the water-conducting vessels of the sapwood through fresh wounds or through roots connecting healthy and diseased trees.