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Information related to tree care and the environment.

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

Evergreens and Winter Injury

Winds are fierce. Storms can break branches. But winter weather may bring other tree and shrub issues. Cold weather and fluctuating temperatures often result in damage called winter injury or winter burn.

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Spotted Lanternfly: Insect Invader

Sometimes when a non-native species is introduced to a new environment there is a devastating result. Whether the invasive species is a plant, animal, or pathogen, the presence of these invaders causes ecological or economic harm. Emerald Ash Borer, for

Posted in Environmental Issues, Pests and Diseases

Ticks Like the Same Places You Do

Everyone is outside these days, taking long walks in the park or on hiking trails and creating new spaces in their own backyards. It’s amazing to see people embracing the outdoors! When participating in outdoor activities, even in and around

Posted in Environmental Issues, Pests and Diseases
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