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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

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

Posted in Bartlett Tree Experts, Tree Advice, Tree Preservation, Tree Safety

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

Posted in Bartlett Tree Experts, Pests and Diseases, Tree Advice, Tree Safety

What’s an Arborist and do I need one?

To be an arborist one must establish a basic level of experience and comprehension in the field of tree care. The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) is the organization that certifies tree workers around the world and helps to expand

Posted in Bartlett Tree Experts, Certifications and Training, Tree Advice

Being a leader in the tree care industry means continually focusing on learning and innovation. Bartlett’s Tree Topics blog follows in that tradition by offering a place to receive advice on trees, tree pests, tree preservation, and more.

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