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Information of tree and shrub pests and diseases.

What Do Japanese Beetles Eat?

Though strangely beautiful with their metallic green bodies and copper wings, Japanese beetles are a major pest in the eastern U.S. that feed on more than 300 different plant species. You’ll find adult beetles feasting throughout summer and into early

Posted in Pests and Diseases

Boosting Tree Defense Systems

Natural defense systems enable trees to ‘fight back’ when they’re under attack from pests or disease or facing stress from environmental conditions like drought. Even with these defense systems in place, trees will decline when conditions become too severe or

Posted in Pests and Diseases, Tree Research

The Single Best Piece of Autumn Advice for Trees

Would you be surprised to learn that soil conditions in urban environments are inhospitable to trees? That’s right. An urban growing environment is vastly different than the ideal conditions found in nature.

Posted in Fertilization, Pests and Diseases, Tree Advice

Hiding in Plain Sight: Common Signs of Insect Invaders

Most tree pests leave visible signs of their presence – if you know what to look for. Sometimes it’s easy to dismiss these observable symptoms. After all, it’s just a few tiny holes in the trunk or slight withering of

Posted in Pests and Diseases, Tree Advice

Common Rose Ailments

In caring for roses, it’s important to know that treatments are available for some of the most common pests and diseases.

Posted in Pests and Diseases

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