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Beware of the Spotted Lanternfly

2019-01-31T17:11:23+00:00February 15th, 2019|Invasive Species|

There is a new fly infesting the Northeast United States, and even though it may look pretty, it is not a bug that you want to mess around with. This invasive fly destroys fruit trees and common crops and goes after other types of plants leaving behind its toxic wastes. Called the spotted lanternfly, this [...]

What Trees are Susceptible to Root Rot?

2019-02-08T14:44:37+00:00February 8th, 2019|Tree health|

Root rot is a serious, often deadly condition for trees. Signs and symptoms of this disease, that can also affect other types of plants, are poor growth habit, wilting or withering leaves, premature leaf drop, branch die-back, and untimely death. If you note any of these signs or other symptoms of poor tree health, it's [...]

Beware of Dutch Elm Disease

2019-02-07T19:31:21+00:00January 31st, 2019|Tree diseases|

Dutch elm disease is a potentially deadly disease that affects various species of elm tress including American elms, slippery elms, winged elms, and others. The symptoms of this disease are often visible in the spring. The disease is fungal in nature and infects elms by way of certain beetles that feed on the trees. Although [...]

Do Winter’s Low Temperatures Damage Trees?

2019-01-25T14:39:40+00:00January 25th, 2019|Winter|

Winter weather can prove extreme; even for plants like deciduous trees and grass that normally go dormant during the cold season. Trees are susceptible to damage during the winter months, though it might not prove visible until the spring. Learn how winter's extreme low temperatures and other inclement weather can harm your trees. If you [...]

Time to Remove that Old Tree Stump?

2019-01-21T18:13:48+00:00January 18th, 2019|Tree Services|

If you've recently removed a tree or trees from your property, you might have realized that cutting them down was the easy part; the stumps, however, can be more difficult to get rid of. There are a number of reasons you don't want to leave those unsightly stumps behind. With our professional tree service in [...]

Should Trees be Watered During the Winter?

2018-12-04T19:31:13+00:00December 28th, 2018|Winter|

In colder climates, with a hard ground freeze and regular snowfall, it seems obvious trees don't need to be watered. But what about climates with warmer, mild winters, or those without even a hint of snow? In that case, it may not be obvious if your trees need to be watered, or if so how [...]

How to Provide a Winter Habitat for Backyard Animals

2018-11-27T19:45:32+00:00December 21st, 2018|Winter|

Interested in creating a winter habitat for some friendly backyard animals this year? Bird feeders are great but there are so many ways to attract all kind of creatures throughout the colder months. Winter arrived in our area and your backyard sustains wildlife now, as well as in the warmer months. Provide Food and Shelter [...]

Tips to Attract Birds in the Winter

2018-12-14T14:30:40+00:00December 14th, 2018|Winter|

Not all birds fly south for the winter. In the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic areas of the United States, there are several kinds of birds that stick around for the winter weather instead of heading to warmer climates. Although the types of winter bird species vary depending on where you live, the most common species that [...]

Exploring the History of Christmas Tree Lights

2018-11-16T16:50:39+00:00December 7th, 2018|Christmas Tree|

People have been putting lights on their Christmas trees since the late 1800s. Back then, people would glue candles to their Christmas tree branches using melted wax. Alternately, some chose to simply use pins to attach the lights to the branches. In 1882, the Vice President of Thomas Edison's electric company made history by decorating [...]