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Follow this summer checklist to keep your trees and landscape healthy by identifying potential issues.
Bagworms are serious pests of shrubs and woody ornamentals. Since their spindle-shaped, protective bags are made of silk, debris and portions of foliage, they're camouflaged and often unnoticed until serious plant damage has occurred.
In large populations, azalea lace bugs can weaken plants and leave reminders of their damage behind. But with some extra care and attention, you can help save your plants from unsightly leaf damage.
Tree parts most likely to cause hazards include trunks or larger branches that have disease or insect infestations, rotted sections or cracks in the wood. Highly dangerous trees are typically those that have been damaged by home construction or have been improperly topped or pruned.
Ash leaf rust can be a significant problem in the Mid-Atlantic area and along the New England coast. Leaves, petioles and green twigs become infected during May and June.
When should we prune and how much? These are standards that we may refer to in a general way. When dealing with nature, we can deviate and break some rules if our knowledge is adequate enough to be aware of the end results.
It’s a simple fact: healthy landscape trees endure summer storms better than unhealthy trees. There are three factors that come into play when you’re preparing your trees for high winds and severe weather: the density of the tree canopy, the strength of the branches and the health of the root system.
The buck moth caterpillar is a serious pest that defoliates oaks, particularly in the New Orleans area. It is found from Maine to Georgia and west to California.
The asian ambrosia beetle can cause dieback of small branches or entire plants such as cherry, crapemyrtle, Drake elm, golden raintree, pecan, peach, mangnolia and shumard oak.