Category Archives: Special Interest

It’s special to us, and to you, fellow tree geeks.

Spotting the Invasive Lanternfly The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is an invasive planthopper native to China, Vietnam, and India. It was confirmed in Pennsylvania in September 2014.   Because of the planthopper’s presence, approximately 13 counties to date are under quarantine … More…

Focus on Chlorosis

Here in the Midwest, Fall is quickly approaching. For tree care professionals, the return of cooler weather and fewer sunlight hours signals that it’s time to address chlorosis. Although many property owners may be unfamiliar with this serious issue, learning … More…

Maples For Fall Color

Fall is a fantastic time to have a maple tree in your yard. These shade trees are known for their gorgeous autumn appearance; several species of maples are consistently included in the “best trees for fall colors” category among homeowners, … More…

The Awesome Apple Tree

The apple tree is as American as, well, apple pie. This deciduous tree can live for over 100 years, provides us with the fruit for pies, breads, cobblers, cakes, crisps, jams, jellies, sauces & ciders, and is unquestionably a staple … More…

HWA: The Next Generation

Along the Appalachians, from Georgia to Maine, Eastern and Carolina hemlock trees are falling prey to Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA). If you are located in this area, autumn is the time to start thinking about HWA treatment. There are two … More…

The Indispensable Coffee Plant!

 The Indispensable Coffee Plant Whether it is a small shrub or a tall tree (growing to an impressive height of up to 30 feet) the genus Coffea is surely a plant close to many hearts. Current research indicates that coffee … More…

A Surprise Trip: Remarkable Estes Park

Have you ever been on a trip where you don’t know where you are going but the person in the seat next to you assures you that you’ll know when you get there?  That’s what this surprise trip to Estes … More…

Jen’s Top Ten Camping Tips

As an avid outdoorswoman I have been camping a couple of times and have amassed a laundry list of camping blunders.  Fortunately, with each blunder there is a lesson to be learned.  Here are my top ten lessons learned: Gallon-sized … More…

Three Cheers for The Majestic Oak Tree!

America’s National Tree In 2004, the Arbor Day Foundation officially named the oak tree America’s National Tree. It’s no wonder the oak was chosen: throughout our county’s history, the oak: has been the subject of poems and works of art; … More…

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