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Information related to tree care and the environment.

Lichen and Trees

So the trunk of your tree or shrub is covered in crusty green stuff – don’t panic! It’s unlikely that this ‘green stuff’ is harming the tree. What you are observing is the growth of lichen on the bark. Lichens

Posted in Environmental Issues, Pests and Diseases, Tree Advice

Look Out for Leaf Curl and Leaf Blister

Leaf curl and leaf blister are a group of diseases caused by the fungus Taphrina. Taphrina caerulescens is the causal agent of oak leaf blister, and Taphrina deformans is the causal agent of peach leaf curl. These diseases are common

Posted in Environmental Issues, Pests and Diseases, Tree Advice

Does Your Landscape Already Look Like Fall?

Many trees and shrubs in Indiana are losing an abnormal amount of leaves, or showing signs of foliar damage as a result of unusual environmental factors this year. Spring-like weather arrived as early as February in 2017, and by early

Posted in Environmental Issues

Spring is Coming!

Maple buds are swelling — a sure sign spring is right around the corner! Late winter is a perfect time to get your trees and shrubs ready for the spring season!

Posted in Environmental Issues

Helping Trees and Shrubs Recover from Extreme Weather

Extreme weather events happen in nearly every geography, leaving a lasting impact on the trees and shrubs in a landscape. Once the rain or wind has stopped, the snow has melted or the drought has passed, it takes time for

Posted in Environmental Issues, Tree Advice, Tree Safety

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