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Woolly What?

Woolly Wax!A common problem facing our Pines is the Pine Bark Adelgid. These colorful insects produce a woolly wax, damaging shoots and immature branches. Adelgids secrete a protective fiber, giving the appearance of white, strand-like filaments. A tree presenting with this "woolly wax" has often been described as appearing snow-covered or whitewashed. The adelgid prefer [...]

June 12th, 2018|

Irritating Aphids?

  Protect your Crape Myrtles from Aphids! Every spring, overwintered aphid eggs begin to hatch. This new, all female generation will then give birth to live young. As more and more aphids are produced, the colony becomes more crowded. Originally, the young are born wingless. But as the need for resources increases, the aphids will [...]

May 25th, 2018|

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|

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|

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|