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….
Fall Webworms: Webs In Your Trees
Fall Webworms are a native pest of shade trees and shrubs that emerge throughout mid-late summer and fall. Similar to Eastern Tent Caterpillar which we’ve discussed before, Fall Webworm are caterpillars that weave webs in trees & shrubs while feeding on their leaves. If left untreated, these insects will defoliate…
5 Defoliating Insects to Look Out For This Summer
Defoliating Insects Defoliating insects cause damage to trees and shrubs by eating their leaves or needles. By doing this, you remove the tree’s ability to use photosynthesis in order to produce the next year’s growth. This damage also increases the tree/shrubs susceptibility to be attacked by other insects and diseases….
White Peach Scale On Cherry Trees
Are you starting to notice white, cottony masses on the bark of your Cherry trees? An insect called White Peach Scale is most likely to blame. Although the insect can affect other hosts such as lilac, privet, catalpa, dogwood, and walnut, our Arborists report seeing White Peach Scale mostly on…
Japanese Beetles On Crape Myrtles, Maples, Plums, and Roses
Japanese Beetles: Invasive Pests Strike Again! Our arborists warn that in the next few weeks you may start seeing a decline in your Roses, Crape Myrtles, Japanese Maples, Plums or other ornamental plants from Japanese Beetles. First brought to the United States in 1916 in a shipment of iris bulbs, this invasive…