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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|

New Tree & Ornamental Info from LIAA Meeting at Hofstra

Our team  went in full force to the Long Island Arborists Association's 45th Annual Tree Symposium at Hofstra University. We  were able to get information and ask scientific experts about some of the upcoming tree and ornamental pests facing us on Long Island. These include: Emerald Ash Borer, Southern Pine Beetle, Asiatic Long-Horned Beetle, White [...]

February 9th, 2017|

Tick…tick…tick….

Tick waiting for host Sorry to say this, but it's time to sign up and get ready for the tick invasion starting this spring Make no mistake about it: we're going into springtime this year under the threat of a good-sized explosion in our tick population, including lone star ticks and black-legged deer [...]

February 7th, 2017|

Avoid Oak Wilt – Prune Trees Now

an ancient oaks leafy treetop. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is very likely going to make it mandatory to prune oak trees no later than the end of February in order to slow down the spread of Oak Wilt disease, which has started to wipe out oak trees. Call [...]

January 15th, 2017|