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Invasion of the Gypsy Moths!

Every now and then, environmental conditions can converge into a “perfect storm” of pests. If you live on Long Island, you know these pests to be the dreaded Gypsy Moth caterpillars. These voracious little leaf munchers will wreak HAVOC on your foliage. During the late weeks of July and into August, adult gypsy moths will [...]

May 11th, 2018|

Root For Your Trees!

We are taught at a small age that the roots of a tree are very important. They provide nutrition, water, and stability. One can imagine that a large tree would have a quite substantial root network. And while the rate and expanse of root growth is different for all species, industry experts say that the [...]

May 2nd, 2018|

Arbor Day

Arbor Day Bart L. Fusco, Certified Arborist #NY 0007 Registered Consulting Arborist #287   On Friday, April 27, 2018, Americans across the country will celebrate Arbor Day.   Founded by nature lovers J. Sterling Morton and his wife, Arbor Day celebrates our love for our trees. As editor of a newspaper, Mr. Morton was able [...]

April 23rd, 2018|

Oh Deer!

If you live on Long Island, are from Long Island, or have ever been to Long Island, there is one thing you may have noticed... we have a deer problem. And as cute and innocent as they may seem, they pose a HUGE problem for us. So the question becomes, how do we safely banish Bambi back into [...]

April 17th, 2018|

Barking Mad!

The effects of cold, endless winters can wreak havoc on your yard. As the weather becomes nicer and you begin to venture outdoors, it’s a great idea to walk your property and survey the damage. Injured and dying trees are not only painful to look at, they can also be incredibly dangerous. One of the [...]

April 11th, 2018|

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|