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Helping Trees Recover from Winter Weather and Injuries

After winter, it’s important to help trees and shrubs recover from the stress of harsh weather and any injuries. This is particularly true since plants under stress are more susceptible to several insects and diseases. There are a number of

Posted in Environmental Issues, Tree Advice

Brood X Cicadas and Your Trees and Shrubs

Brood X is on its way. This is one of the largest broods of periodical cicadas, and the insects will soon be seen in a number of states including Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey,

Posted in Environmental Issues, Pests and Diseases

Cold Temperatures and Woody Plants

After the cold weather of winter some plant-lovers are worrying about the health of their shrubs and trees. Plants in their native range that typically experience harsh winter conditions should be just fine if they are healthy otherwise. All plant

Posted in Environmental Issues

Mistletoe – Festive Décor or Problematic Parasite?

Druids believed it had the power to protect loved ones from evil. Ancient Greeks used it is a medicinal cure for a myriad of disorders. And, even today, this plant is one of great tradition and symbolism. In fact, if

Posted in Environmental Issues, Tree Advice

Deicing Salts and Trees Don’t Mix

When winter is in full force, salt deicers remove ice on walkways, driveways and roads for safety. It’s important to know, however, that these salt deicing products can damage trees and shrubs. Sodium chloride (rock salt) is one of the

Posted in Environmental Issues, Tree Advice, Uncategorized
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