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Follow this summer checklist to keep your trees and landscape healthy by identifying potential issues.
Scab and rust diseases are caused by fungi that invade crabapple, apple, hawthorn, common pear, and other ornamental plants in the rose family.
Less is more when mulching your trees. If you cover your tree’s root collar with a mound of mulch and soil, you’ll bury the chances of enjoying a long-lived tree. Although time-consuming, root collar excavation is worth the labor to save your trees.
Oak Wilt is a serious disease of oak trees. red oaks are much more susceptible than white and bur oaks.
Proper measures must be taken to preserve the natural surrounding areas of any construction site. The development of a tree protection area is critical for newly developed areas for many reasons.
Planting trees at improper soil depths can have numerous, long-term side effects that are challenging to correct. Prevent them by understanding how tree roots function and planting at the proper depth.
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.