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FOAM ON YOUR PINE TREES?

FOAM ON YOUR PINE TREES?

The pine spittlebug isn’t especially damaging to trees, in most cases, but is an interesting insect to run across. Host plants include Scotch pine, Austrian pine, white pine and all spruce and fir trees. Spittlebug nymphs and adults suck sap from the tree and form a protective covering of froth around themselves. Unless they are exceptionally abundant on a tree, they seldom cause more than a discolored or slightly deformed branch tip. The worst problem is that Diplodia tip blight…

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5 BUGS TO LOOK FOR IN MAY

5 BUGS TO LOOK FOR IN MAY

As our landscapes come out of their winter hibernation so do the insects that like to feed on our trees and shrubs. Here are five common insect pests that our arborists are looking for in the early spring. Euonymus Scale Crawlers start to hatch in mid to late May. A 2nd generation will hatch out in late July to early August. Foliar treatments that target the newly hatched crawlers is one of the most effective methods to control Euonymus Scale….

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TOP 4 TIPS TO PREVENT MOSQUITO BITES

TOP 4 TIPS TO PREVENT MOSQUITO BITES

I think everyone looks forward to April, I know I sure do. Everyday the landscape is more and more alive. About the only thing I don’t like is that on the warmer April days the mosquitoes start to make their presence known. While their bites are mostly just a nuisance, I could live without them. I guess, for the most part, we’re lucky in Michigan because we don’t have too many mosquito-born diseases. At least not as many as a…

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OAK WILT WORKSHOP

OAK WILT WORKSHOP

Our arborists didn’t spend all winter hibernating. Several Owen Tree Service arborists spent a day with Dr. Dave Roberts of Michigan State University discussing the increasing incidents of oak wilt in southeast Michigan. The seminar took place in the casual, relaxed atmosphere of The Huntsman Club in Metamora. Several examples were presented on successful methods used to control oak wilt, including trunk injections and trenching to prevent the spread of the disease to other oak trees through root grafts. Although…

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4 COMMON EVERGREEN TREE DISEASES IN GRAND BLANC

4 COMMON EVERGREEN TREE DISEASES IN GRAND BLANC

Diplodia Tip Blight Diplodia causes tip blight and dieback of Austrian pine, Scotch pine and white pines. These are three of the most common evergreen trees used in many landscapes in Grand Blanc. Only the expanding candle, the current year’s growth tip is killed in tip blight. The candle turns brown and the needles will only partially be expanded. The symptoms of Diplodia tip blight occur after infection; the only effective time to use tree disease control sprays is during…

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