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Pine Needle Drop: Natural or Disaster?
Is pine needle drop a danger for your trees or part of a natural process? Read more to find out signs of natural needle drop and what indicates stress.
Don’t Forget Your Fall Fertilization
Temperatures are going down, the leaves are starting to turn and local plant care is just as important now as ever; when should I start to think about fertilization?
Ash Tree & Leaves: A Complete Guide
Ash trees are large, deciduous trees with smooth, gray bark and wide-reaching branches that provide ample shade.
What is Root Rot & How Do You Prevent it?
Root rot is a common condition that affects trees, shrubs and other plants which cause the roots to decay.
Spotted Lanternfly Seen in the Midwest
The Spotted Lanternfly is a type of pest that is known for attacking trees. They have been seen across the northeast United States and are spreading quickly.
What are Carpenter Ants?
Carpenter ants are one of the most common types of ant found in North America. These pests are known for their destructive habits, as they often invade homes and other structures in search of food. Carpenter ants are attracted to sweet substances, so they may be seen raiding pantries or kitchens in search of sugar or other sweet foods.
What are Bagworms?
Bagworms are a type of moth that live in bags made from silk and bits of leaves. A bagworm larva grows inside this bag by feeding on leave, and it attaches its bag to tree branches or other surfaces using silken threads. The bags are brown or green in color and can reach up to 10 centimeters in length. Bagworms themselves are small, with adults measuring only a few millimeters in length.
Trees 101: Everything You Want to Know About Bur Oak Trees (and Acorns)
Welcome to our series on trees 101! Each post, we will dive into common trees in the midwestern United States to learn more about
Beat the Heat: Heat Stress in Trees
Trees are living organisms and, like all living things, they are susceptible to stress. One type of stress that can have a significant impact on
Emerald Ash Borer
The emerald ash borer is a green beetle that is native to Asia. It was first discovered in the United States in 2002 and has since spread to infest ash trees in more than 30 states. The emerald ash borer feeds on the inner bark of ash trees, disrupting the tree’s ability to transport water and nutrients, which eventually leads to the tree’s death. Emerald ash borers are considered to be one of the most destructive forest pests in North America.
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