Are Your Evergreen Shrubs (Azaleas, Boxwoods, etc.) Turning Brown/Yellow?
Many homeowners that didn’t protect their Evergreens with Anti-Desiccants this winter are starting to see the signs of Winter Burn. Our Arborists report seeing a lot of shrubs around the DC Metro area suffering from winter burn and getting a lot of calls from clients that are experiencing winter burn on their shrubs. Susceptible Species: Winter burn is commonly seen on Boxwoods and Azaleas in our area; however, hollies, rhododendrons, cherry laurels, and aucuba are…
Honeydew & Sooty Mold
Honeydew is one of the most common tree care issues we see in the DC Metro Area. You may not be familiar with the name but you’re probably familiar with the issue. Have you ever encountered annoying sticky sap coating your car, furniture, or walkway that’s under a tree? That’s Honeydew. This plant health issue can be extremely frustrating for homeowners because it’s difficult to remove, accumulates dirt, and attracts flies and other annoying insects….
Yellowing Leaves – Interveinal Chlorosis
Are your leaves turning yellow? Since it’s too early in the year for leaves to begin changing color and falling, the yellowing of your tree’s leaves is most likely a sign of lack of micronutrients. Micronutrients are elements needed in small amounts to keep a tree healthy and promote growth/development. Micronutrients include iron, manganese, copper, zinc, molybdenum, and boron. Iron and Manganese are the two micronutrients that are commonly deficient in landscape trees and shrubs….
Phytophthora Root Rot
Phytophthora Root Rot is an extremely damaging and widespread fungus-like organism that will rot away your trees/shrubs root system and eventually kill your tree if left untreated. In the worst cases, when left untreated trees can become structurally unsafe and uproot or snap possibly causing property damage and injury. On older plants may show symptoms for a season or more before death; however, younger plants can die within two weeks of showing symptoms. Susceptible Species:…