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Bad News: Gypsy Moth Caterpillars

Gypsy Moth Caterpillar The signs are pointing to another potential massive outbreak of gypsy moth caterpillars this spring. Egg masses have been spotted on forest trees from Nassau to Montauk, including Syosset, Smithtown, Holbrook, Islip, Patchogue, Riverhead, Cutchogue, Southampton and East Hampton. Cornell Extension's entomologists have confirmed that parasitic wasps have been at [...]

February 4th, 2016|

Save Money – Prune Your Trees

Arborist pruning trees Hope all of you made it OK through the first big blizzard of 2016. The snow's melting and now is the time ti get on the calendar before the next big one. If you were feeling a little nervous about your trees and falling limbs as the wind was howling, [...]

January 26th, 2016|

First Blizzard of 2016 – Are Your Trees Ready?

Snow toppled trees Well folks, the time has come for the first serious winter storm to hit Long Island in 2016. Certainly it won't be the last! We hope that you and your family get through no problem, but please call us if any limbs come crashing down or (God forbid) any trees [...]

January 22nd, 2016|

Winter Pruning Is The Most Wonderful Time of The Year

Iced Branches Pruning your trees in the winter will take care of hazard tree problems before any problems occur, rather than when your house has been trashed or your driveway blocked. Recent wind storms have knocked out power by toppling trees and dropping limbs. More serious storms are already en route. When the ground was frozen we can [...]

January 19th, 2016|

Why Treat For Ticks In The Fall?

Tick waiting for host The east end and , indeed, all of Long Island is currently experiencing a major outbreak of ticks, especially lone star ticks. Black-legged deer ticks have long been a problem and are known carriers of Lyme Disease. Lone Star ticks are also vectors of diseases such as Rocky Mountain [...]

October 28th, 2015|

Winter Drought Stress

Long Island is headed for another tough winter, probably as bad as last year or worse. Extended, severe temperatures will cause damage to the leaves and needles of evergreen trees. We're highly recommending an anti desiccant application ASAP and again when possible throughout the winter months to reduce damage. Call us to set this up as soon [...]

November 25th, 2014|

We Won Again!!

Once again our customers have overwhelmingly voted Fox Tree as Dans Papers Best-of-theBest for 2014 in both tree service and tick/ mosquito treatment categories! Thanks to all of our customers!

November 10th, 2014|

Tent Caterpillars Memorial Day Party

Eastern Tent Caterpillar nest - picture by Bart Fusco Once again we're seeing an outbreak of tent caterpillars in various areas of Long Island, including the east end. Their preferred hosts are cherry trees, but they will go after a variety of other trees, including crabapples, dogwoods and others You can see their [...]

May 21st, 2014|

Got Boxwoods?

http://youtu.be/5M6PlrQbbvs Boxwood blight is a potentially disastrous fungal disease that is beginning to affect boxwoods throughout Long Island but mainly concentrated on the east end where boxwoods are used heavily in landscapes. It harms English and American boxwoods severely, but also infects other varieties and also infects pachysandra. Unlike volutella blight, which is also a [...]

May 5th, 2014|

Tick Population Exploding!

We're hearing reports from all over LOng Islland as the tick population is exploding now that warm weather has started up! Lone Star ticks in particular have been found on our technicians and at customers' houses from Nassau to Montauk. Fox Tree is out in force neutralizing the attack, but if you haven't signed up [...]

April 30th, 2014|