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Dormant Horticultural Oil Time

White Prunicola Scale on Cherry Tree The time for an initial dormant horticultural oil treatment this spring is almost upon us. This ttreatment is extremely effective in reducing populations of many tree damaging insects on Long Island, including spider mites, various scale insects (both hard and soft), adelgids, aphids, mealybugs and other insects. [...]

March 11th, 2014|

Snow Damage to Ornamentals

Iced Branches The east end is still in the grip of one of the heaviest snowfall winters in recent years. Built up snow and ice can damage your trees and ornamentals in a number of ways, primarily through "snow loading" where the accumulated snow weighs down branches and leaders and causes splitting and [...]

February 18th, 2014|

What Does The Fox Say?

Happy Holidays from Fox What does the fox say? In our case, Fox Tree Service says Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year and Happy Holidays of all kinds to all our customers and everyone out there! God Bless us all, Tiny Tim!

December 19th, 2013|

Christmas Lights for Outdoor Trees!

Outdoor Christmas lights The Christmas season is here and many of you are considering putting holiday lights in your outdoor trees for a beautiful landscape. This can mean an awful lot of work and time, both in putting up and taking down. It also involves the purchase of the proper lights and a [...]

December 6th, 2013|

Fox Tree is Best of the Best Again!

Fox Tree - Dan's Best of the Best 2013 Winner Yes, folks, once again we have won Dan's Paper's Best-of-the-Best contest for tree companies on the south fork of Long Island! That means more people voted for us to do tree removals, tree pruning, cabling, lightning protection, stump grinding, tree spraying, tree fertilizing [...]

November 22nd, 2013|

Fall Tree Composting & Soil Amendments

Compost Right now, as part of our autumn tree care program, we've started doing our fall soil amendment jobs for valuable, older specimen trees at a number of properties. We use techniques including removal of old mulch, removal of sod an competing ground cover, breaking up compacted soil and radial trenching with an [...]

October 31st, 2013|

Blight, Salt, Cold, Stress: Protect Your Trees Before Winter Hits!

Winter Backyard Winter is going to come to the east end this year like a freight train from the heart of Siberia and now is the time to get your trees ready for it! At Fox Tree we're already pre-treating boxwoods and other ornamentals for next spring with dormant fungicides to protect existing [...]

October 23rd, 2013|

Boxwood Blight Alert!

Boxwood Blight Symptoms State extension offices throughout the northeast are alerting arborists and landscapers to be aware of the incursion of a serious new disease of boxwoods known as "boxwood blight."  The disease has been reported since 2011 in North Carolina and Connecticut and more recently in New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, Ohio, Rhode [...]

September 25th, 2013|

Fall Webworms Spotted

Fall Webworm Our pest management technicians are starting to see fall webworms appearing in a variety of different host trees and ornamental shrubs, including cherries, crabapples, birches and walnuts. Their nests (or "webs") are usually constructed at the ends of branches, unlike the eastern tent caterpillar (seen in springtime) which builds its' nests [...]

August 28th, 2013|

Mosquito Outbreak!

The only good mosquito is a dead mosquito! New York, and particularly Long Island, is experiencing an outbreak of mosquitoes and especially the Asian tiger mosquito, which has migrated in large numbers into our area in the last few years. This pest is distinguished by black and white stripes and is known to [...]

August 21st, 2013|