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Winter Damage to Trees: What You Can Do

  Salt Injury to Cryptomeria This winter has caused a lot of damage to ornamental trees of all different types, from salt injury to white pines and other salt-intolerant evergreens, to wind damage from Super Storm Sandy and subsequent winter storms, to damage caused by heavy, wet snow from the record setting February [...]

February 27th, 2013|

Winter Isn’t Over Yet! Hazard Trees Are Still Dangerous

Fallen hazardous tree in Southampton, NY Even though we've weathered Super Storm Sandy and the February record blizzard, winter is still not over. It's important to take care of hazard tree problems before any future storms occur, rather than when your house has been trashed or your driveway blocked. We've already seen large [...]

February 21st, 2013|

The Importance of Dormant Oil

Apples Prevention is vital in controlling insect pests and diseases on ornamental trees and shrubs as well as fruit trees. One of the most effective, proven methods is to treat woody ornamentals during the dormant season with horticultural oil to reduce over-wintering pest and disease organisms. Horticultural oil is considered a reduced-risk (or [...]

February 15th, 2013|

Will We Have an Outbreak of Insects in 2013?

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Scientists are predicting a potential outbreak of tree damaging insects in the upcoming year(s) both in tracts of forests and in urban landscapes due to climate change and stress caused by weather events like super storm Sandy. Eastern white pines, spruces and fir trees have all been badly hurt by [...]

February 1st, 2013|

Turf and Landscape Damage from Hurricane Sandy

Salt Damage to Tree and Lawn Salt Damage to Tree Salt Damaged Leyland Cypresses Immediately after Hurricane Sandy, many evergreen & deciduous trees and shrubs have started showing brown needles on one side of the tree. This is due to the heavy continuous winds and the heavy salt content carried by the wind. [...]

December 10th, 2012|

Helping Your Trees with Storm-Related Salt Damage

Pine trees damaged by salt spray and storm surge We're seeing a lot of damage to trees along the coast caused by salt spray and storm surge affecting the leaves and needles of evergreens and deciduous trees. This is just the beginning of the problem, in areas that got flooded from the tom, [...]

November 7th, 2012|

Lesson #1: Prune trees before storm, not after!

What happens when you don't prune trees before storms Beech tree pruned by Fox Tree this year, picture taken day after Hurricane Sandy Fox Tree finally got internet back and can post again. I know you all are recovering from storm damage caused by Hurricane Sandy! Our crews have been working [...]

November 5th, 2012|

It’s a Good Day for Tree Pests to Die!

We know that Hurricane Irene has passed by and we've cleaned up the storm damage , but that doesn't mean it's time to rest easy about problems that may harm the trees and ornamentals in your landscape. Right now is the time to apply a dormant horticultural oil treatment (a reduced-risk, "organic" pesticide) to knock down the [...]

October 20th, 2011|