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Spring Cleaning Part 1

Spring Cleaning! Spring time is bursting with life and renewal. It’s a great time to air out the house, hang out the rugs, and start trucking in loads of antihistamines. You may find that the long, cold winter has left your yard looking a bit neglected. But not to worry, Fox Tree is here to [...]

April 6th, 2018|

Boxwood Blight Update!

Boxwood Blight Damage Boxwood blight, also known as box blight and boxwood leaf-drop, has become increasingly concerning for the northeast region in recent decades. Originating in Europe, that sneaky stowaway has made its way to our eastern seaboard. The current research shows that boxwood blight seems to be spread not only by splashing [...]

April 2nd, 2018|

Protect your Pears!!

Pear Tree Because of the wet spring this year, we saw a significant increase in leaf scab on pear trees throughout Suffolk and Nassau counties. This caused a certain amount of leaf drop in unprotected trees, but most trees were able to hold onto their leaves and push out new ones. We had [...]

September 27th, 2017|

Don’t Let Your Trees Die Young

Burlap girdling tree The absolute best time to ensure the future health of new landscapes and newly planted trees is to get it right at the beginning. We often are called in to diagnose problems at properties that were landscaped several years ago, sometimes even more. Spraying and fertilizing trees can only fix [...]

June 16th, 2017|

Powassan Virus: A Dangerous New Tick Borne Disease

ixodes scapularis - carrier of dangerous diseases A potentially deadly tick borne disease known as the Powassan (POW) virus has emerged and should be of concern to residents of Long Island. Although relatively few cases have appeared, the symptoms and consequences of POW can be severe. The disease can infect the central nervous system [...]

May 4th, 2017|

Tent Caterpillars Having a Party

Eastern Tent Caterpillar nest - picture by Bart Fusco Once again we're seeing an early spring outbreak of tent caterpillars in various areas of Long Island, including the east end. It's important to understand that these are NOT the dreaded Gypsy Moth caterpillars which will be arriving shortly and are considerably more devastating. [...]

April 26th, 2017|

Oak Trees Targeted

Suffolk County is now an Oak Wilt protected zone, per the NYSDEC: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/…/bulletins/19057be This means you really need to think about getting your oak trees pruned before the disease becomes widespread. Between Oak Wilt disease and the upcoming Gypsy Moth outbreak in different areas of Suffolk County, your oak trees are going to need some [...]

March 31st, 2017|

Feeling Compacted?

Fox Tree crew augering holes in compacted soil A common problem facing trees and ornamentals in landscapes throughout Long Island is the issue of soil compaction. Whether we're talking about large existing trees or newly planted specimens, our tree experts often encounter damaged or poorly thriving root zones caused by compacted soil. Roots are the engines [...]

March 10th, 2017|

NYSDEC Oak Wilt Prevention Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpm6-XEKubs New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has released a short video that is very informative about the potentially devastating consequences of Oak Wilt disease to our oak forests and landscape oak trees throughout Long Island. The main lesson to be learned here is that it is vital to get your oak trees [...]

February 28th, 2017|

Storm Damaged Trees

Storm Damage 2017 over car We recently got an emergency call to remove a storm toppled tree off of someone's car. Our guys were dispatched immediately and the tree was carefully and safely removed from the vehicle. Fortunately, nobody was hurt and the car could be driven to the repair shop. There's no worse feeling [...]

February 13th, 2017|