Boxwood Blight: Are Your Boxwoods In Danger?
If you’re noticing spots or overall decline of your boxwoods this season, it may be Boxwood Blight. Boxwood Blight, Calonectria pseudonaviculata, is a fungal disease that has defoliated Boxwoods throughout Europe since the 1990s. It was first found in the United States in October 2011. Up until 2018 infections were scattered; however, the rainy 2018 season greatly increased the spread of the disease. It has now become more noticeable in Maryland, Virginia, and DC landscapes….
Signs Of Spring Fungal Leaf Diseases
Although spring just began, our arborist warn homeowners to already be on the lookout for fungal leaf diseases. Fungal diseases that attack the leaves of trees can start emerging as early as buds start to sprout and new growth begins. Our current weather conditions, rainy with warmer days and cool nights, are perfect breeding grounds for all types of fungal diseases, especially fungal leaf diseases. When it comes to fungi, prevention is key. Usually once…
Shot Hole Fungus On Cherry Laurels
Shot hole fungus, also known as shot hole disease, is a serious fungal disease that creates distinct BB-sized holes in leaves. With the rainy, warm weather we’ve been having this season Shot Hole Fungus is running rampant. Our Arborists report seeing Shot Hole Fungus on lots of Cherry Laurels in this area. Without treatment, this fungus will re-infect your shrubs year after year, not only ruining its aesthetic appeal but also weakening the shrubs health….
3 Ways The Recent Rain Hurt Your Tree
Wondering If Your Tree Was Hurt By The Recent Rain? Chances Are It Was. Rain, rain, go away! Usually a children’s song, it has also been a plea from many DC Metro Area residents this May. With it raining 17 days in the first 3 weeks of May, we were all ready for the sun to come out and for the rain to stop interfering with our days. But what you might not have thought…
Dogwood Anthracnose: Dogwoods Aren’t In The Clear Yet!
Dogwood Anthracnose is a very common and visually unappealing disease to which the Cornus florida is extremely susceptible. Cornus florida, commonly known as the flowering Dogwood, is very common in our area and is even Virginia’s state tree. Now days, we utilize Dogwoods for their aesthetic appeal; however, during the American Civil War they were best known for their bark which was used to make tea to treat pain and fevers. Dogwoods were also used extensively in traditional…