Month: January 2018

Tree Roots: Buried Root Systems Recovery Plan

Here in Santa Barbara we understand that the ground is far from sedentary. Whether it’s construction of new homes or mud sliding from recent storms, we are in a constant battle to save our trees from the dangers of moving soil. Everyone understands that a tree cannot survive without roots, but few people understand how …

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Armillaria: Common Killer of Trees and Shrubs

One of the most under-diagnosed causes of tree failure are root rot pathogens. Here in southern California we have a few rots that plague our trees and I want to talk about one of them in particular. Armillaria Root Rot is the name of the disorder caused by the fungal pathogen Armillaria. This disease presents …

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