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Verticillium Wilt

Verticillium wilt is a fungus that affects nearly 85% of the woody ornamentals in the U.S. Hundreds of species are susceptible to this soil-borne fungi. Verticillium can become a serious problem as the fungi will remain in the soil forever, often without the host ever showing symptoms. This fatal disease infects the plants directly through [...]

June 2nd, 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|

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|

Timing is Everything: Why We Monitor for Insects & Disease

At Fox Tree Service our guys are trained to inspect properties thoroughly before beginning any applications and our arborists go to customers' properties throughout the season to check trees and woody ornamentals for signs of insects and fungal plant diseases. A customer recently e-mailed us to ask us why? "I'm signed up for a regular [...]

March 13th, 2013|

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|