Bagworms – A Major Pest for Evergreens
Our Arborists have noticed an increase in the population of Bagworms in the DC Metro area this year. If your evergreens have been looking sick recently Bagworms may be the issue. Bagworms, found throughout the Eastern United States, are a major pest for evergreens. These caterpillars are known for the…
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…
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….
Mushrooms Growing Around Trees: Identification & Treatment
In the past week or so we’ve noticed lots of mushrooms growing around trees and in homeowners’ yards. This increase in mushrooms can be blamed on the rainy past few weeks. When you have mushrooms growing in your yard or at the base of your tree it can be worrisome….
5 Diseases That Attack After Big Rainstorms
With the recent rainy and hot weather, certain tree diseases are gearing up to attack our landscape. In particular, fungal diseases thrive on our current rainy and warm conditions. When fungal spores are activated and come in contact with a susceptible host they begin to grow, enter, and feed on…