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Early Fall Color Could Be Sign of Tree Distress

Early Fall Color Could Be Sign of Tree Distress

“Premature color change can be an indication that a tree isn’t vigorous enough to withstand insects and disease organisms that may attack it, not to mention the usual changes that occur when the weather turns cold,” says Tchukki Andersen, BCMA, CTSP* and staff arborist with the Tree Care Industry Association.   Tree Distress If the …

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How to Prevent Twig Dieback in Japanese Maples

Japanese maples (Acer palmatum) are known for their distinctive five-lobed leaf shape, but when twig dieback strikes the tips of branches and new growth, the normally pleasant looking maple takes on an appearance of a tree on the verge of death. How to Prevent Twig Dieback in Japanese Maples

Tree Topping – What You Don’t Know is Killing Your Trees

They’re everywhere; trees disfigured and dieing from years of abuse. Specifically, I’m referring to the misguided practice of tree topping. Also known as pollarding, stubbing, dehorning, heading and several other … Source: Tree Topping – What You Don’t Know is Killing Your Trees

Black Knot

Black Knot is a serious fungal disease affecting trees in New York and Connecticut. While it predominately attacks orchard variety plum and prune trees, arborists at Smoothie’s Tree Service found a local ornamental cherry tree that had been crippled by Black Knot. Affecting primarily twigs, branches, and scaffold limbs, the disease begins near the point of leaf attachment …

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Taking Care of Winter Damage

Hopefully, we have seen the last of the snow until December and according to the calendar, we are officially in the spring season. If you haven’t done so already, now is a good time to get outdoors, walk the property, and take an inventory of the health of your trees that may have suffered from …

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