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Terrestrial Plant Rule

Please visit the IDNR website for more information and to report a sighting of Invasive plants. https://www.in.gov/dnr/3123.htm

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Japanesebeetle

A Look Back at a Challenging 2019 Season

The 2019 season provided challenges that were unexpected to the Green Industry, which included an abundance of rainfall followed by drought-like conditions, new invasive pests, concerns about glyphosate use, and many others.  The Purdue Landscape Report focuses on timely articles that help Green Industry professionals make decisions for their business[Read More…]

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August is National Tree Check Month: Are YOUR trees safe and secure?

This 5 minute check could save your tree and others in your neighborhood!

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Ornamental Pear Fallout

Q: I’ve attached pictures of the only tree we have on our property. Because it is our only tree, I am deeply concerned with the possibilities of irreparable damage to it. As you can see, one of the branches broke off during a November windstorm. Unfortunately, that left a bare[Read More…]

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Early Spring in the Woods

As I type this article, the outside thermometer is showing 10 degrees F.  Ouch!  And the calendar reads March 4.  Double ouch!  Winter is stubbornly hanging around for a few more days, maybe weeks.  Eventually, the dreary cold weather will surrender to spring and life will return to the woods. [Read More…]

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Ticks old and new that threaten the Midwest

Many ticks are active whenever the temperature is above freezing. Refresh your knowledge of three native ticks and learn about the new invasive tick spreading through North America.

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Emerald Ash Borer University Announcement

Sitting in your back yard on a warm day under the shade of a tree is one of the joys of spring, but there are a growing number of threats that could destroy this experience. Invasive species present dangers like those from above in the form of fragile dead ash[Read More…]

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Alternatives to Burning Bush for Fall Color

Burning bush is so named for its brilliant red foliage display in autumn. But we sometimes get questions asking why their shrub fails to color up, with leaves that remain green until they drop from the plant. Fall color or lack thereof is affected by a number of factors, including[Read More…]

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spongy (previously gypsy) moth

Spongy moth: Don’t panic, be vigilant, get organized

Spongy moth has many homeowners scrambling to deal with large caterpillars stripping leaves from their trees. Don’t panic! We explain how to manage it.

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Vinca minor – high potential for invasive habit, Do Not Plant!

Spreading Ornamentals

People often select plants first for their beauty and second for their functionality in the garden. Frequently, we don’t know or don’t consider a plant’s behavior when we’re selecting them. Almost by definition, a species that is an effective ground cover will have a spreading habit. But does that make[Read More…]

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Lanternfly

What’s as wide as your thumb, bright orange, and the latest threat to trees?

Spotted lanternfly is a nasty new pest that may soon be in Indiana. It weakens a wide variety of trees, covers them with mold and threatens fruit and grape growers.

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callery pear bud break

Now is the Time to Identify Callery Pear

It’s that time of the year.  Starting in the southern portions of the state and gradually moving north, trees, shrubs, and flowers are beginning to break bud, showing the flowers that have been protected all winter long.  One of the first trees that you will notice, increasingly out of place[Read More…]

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Spongy (previously gypsy) Moth in Indiana

Spongy (previously gypsy) Moth in Indiana

Under the right conditions, this exotic invasive caterpillar can strip a forest of its leaves. Learn how to protect your trees and report this new pest.

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Brown marmorated Stink Bug

Brown marmorated Stink Bug

This invasive stink bug is new to Indiana and has the potential for becoming a serious pest of ornamental plants, fruits and and vegetables. When it spends the winter in your house it can become a nuisance. Learn how to protect your home.

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