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…
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 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….
Protect Your Trees From Beavers
Protect Your Trees From Beavers! Despite the myth of beavers eating fish, Beavers are pure vegetarians, subsisting solely on woody and aquatic vegetation. They will eat fresh leaves, twigs, stems, and bark. Beavers will chew on any species of tree, but preferred species include alder, aspen, birch, cottonwood, maple, poplar and willow. Beavers causes unsightly damage on…