Arbor Day and Earth Day 2016

Faculty, staff, students, parents and siblings of a school in Brookline, MA planted seedlings for Arbor Day and Earth Day.

Trees are important for so many reasons. They make our communities more beautiful and livable. We want to share our love of trees with others. Encouraging people to plant and care for trees is just part of the picture.

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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 the foliage. Unfortunately, as an infestation worsens, the plant material deteriorates and the overall appearance of the landscape suffers. In some cases, the problem may progress to a point where the plant cannot be brought back to health. The only option then becomes removal and replacement.

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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.

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Posted in Pests and Diseases

New Beginnings

Here in the South, Mother Nature is busy showing off with spring in full swing. She is in high gear with blossoms and buds bursting and pollen beginning to take wind. It’s hard to imagine someone not being enthralled with this season simply for the natural beauty alone. But it also seems to be a welcoming harbinger of hope and renewal. Fresh starts. New beginnings. Continued growth. If it’s not already obvious, I love this time of year. Spring seems to be an unfailing tangible and spiritual representation of hope and renewal in all things.

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Posted in Tree Research

Unusual Growths on Trees

Unusual is one of the best way to describe galls on trees. These abnormal plant growths are found on leaves, twigs, and branches. They range in size from tiny lumps to large, complex protuberances. Galls may present as bumps on leaves or as tumorous outgrowths high in the treetop. Their appearance is varied and so are the causes. Typically these plant growths are formed by insect feeding or egg-laying activity, though they sometimes result from the presence of fungi, bacteria, and viruses.

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Posted in Pests and Diseases, Tree Advice, Tree Research

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