Category Archives: Tree Care

Things to know when planting, treating and caring for trees.

Borers

Borers.  It’s a common term you hear when discussing tree issues.  It’s also incredibly broad.  The term borer describes the method in which the tree is impacted by the insect’s larval stage rather than the adult- and the groups of … More…

Do your evergreens turn brown in the spring?

Ever wonder why evergreen shrubs and some small trees turn brown and dry out in the late winter and early spring?  We have a term for that….winter injury! So, why does this happen?  Well, two things are at play. First … 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…

Tree Geek helps neighborhood association save trees

I recently answered a call from a director of a neighborhood association in Illinois, who was interested in information regarding emerald ash borer treatment.  At first she was simply seeking information for herself, but by the end of our conversation … More…

The Changeful Spring of 2012

Many trees began leaf growth earlier than ever before in response to record-breaking warm temperatures in mid-March.  Recent frost events that have followed the early warmth can damage or even kill the new leaves on trees. A healthy tree can … More…

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