Tree in the built environment often need supplemental nutrition to improve growth and resist pests. Fall fertilization can help trees get off to a healthy start next growing season.
Tree inspections are important for every tree owner to protect people and property and reduce liability.
Should I stake my tree after planting it? The answer is “no” for most situations, however, there are circumstances which require some support for a newly-planted tree to get it off to a good start.
When it comes to tree care on your property, the old adage, “you get what you pay for” applies to tree care as well. Hiring qualified arborists is important to protect one of the most valuable assets to your property, your trees.
One of the most common problems of broadleaf shade trees is a group of diseases collectively known as anthracnose. Anthracnose diseases are caused by fungi and become severe when cool, wet spring weather persists as leaves are first emerging. The most commonly affected trees are ash, white oak, maple, and sycamore. Dogwood, birch, elm, walnut, butternut, hickory, and other trees may also be damaged. Each species of tree is infected by a different species of fungus, thus the fungus does not spread from oak to maple or maple to ash or ash to sycamore. These fungi are referred to as host specific. While anthracnose diseases vary somewhat from one type of tree to another, they all cause death of leaf tissue and defoliation. Symptoms most often include irregular leaf spots and blotches (Figs 1,2,3, 4 ) The areas near veins are often most damaged and can lead to curled and[Read More…]