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Tree Hazards. Tree Owner Risk Management Planning

Do you know the signs of tree failure? If you have trees on your property, it’s your responsibility to keep them healthy and free of risk. Regular tree care can help identify hazardous trees and the risks they present. Once … More…

Pest Alert for July 16, 2012 – Two-spotted Spider Mite

During the hot summer months, two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae, is a common pest of many deciduous trees and shrubs including: azalea, forsythia, silver maple, rhododendron, linden, elm, fruit trees, ash, black locust, maple, redbud, and tuliptree.  It feeds on … More…

Tired of Trimming Your Shrubs?

The grass is green, the flowers are in bloom, and your yard is looking great this summer. As you wipe the soil off your hands and knees and take a step back to admire your hard work, you realize those … More…

Magnolia Scale is the Pest of the Week for July 8, 2012

Magnolia scales, Neolecanium cornuparvum, are amongst the largest scale insects to infest shade trees.  As the common name suggests, this scale is a frequent pest of magnolia species, including star magnolia, saucer magnolia, and the cucumber tree magnolia.  In mid … More…

Fast Growth Means a Healthy Tree, Right?

The short answer is maybe not.  Fast growth means a few things in tree world.  First of all, it means there are sufficient nutrients to support this kind of growth, but there is a tradeoff.  Plants that grow quickly often … More…

Quick Tips for Oak Wilt Treatments

It is oak wilt season and at the Tree Geek, we’ve had multiple inquiries about our Low-Volume Manual Macro-Infusion system, which is used to inject Alamo into trees to prevent oak wilt. To insure the application of Alamo gets into the tree … More…

Pest Alert for June 25, 2012

This week’s featured pest is bacterial leaf scorch Bacterial leaf scorch is an important disease of shade trees that is caused by the xylem-inhabiting bacteria Xylella fastidiosa.  It has been reported as far north on the eastern seaboard as New York … More…

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