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Fall is for Fertilizing!

Traditionally, early spring or the beginning of the new growth year, was the recommended time for the application of a fertilizer. Trees, shrubs, and ornamentals in need of a boost can use those extra nutrients to push out new growth and sustain themselves during periods of heat and drought. Using different nutrients throughout the season, [...]

October 17th, 2018|

WANTED: Dead or Alive

The Spotted Lanternfly The spotted lanternfly is native to Asia, but has recently been "spotted" in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia as well as New Jersey. Although New York has not shown any signs of infestation, this could be due to their low numbers sneaking past detection. Sadly, we know its just a matter of time. They [...]

July 17th, 2018|

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|

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|

Arbor Day

Arbor Day Bart L. Fusco, Certified Arborist #NY 0007 Registered Consulting Arborist #287   On Friday, April 27, 2018, Americans across the country will celebrate Arbor Day.   Founded by nature lovers J. Sterling Morton and his wife, Arbor Day celebrates our love for our trees. As editor of a newspaper, Mr. Morton was able [...]

April 23rd, 2018|

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|

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|

Time to Fertilize Your Trees!

A Tree's Rhizosphere and Canopy Winter storms, salt damage, poor soil, stress, slow growth, poor planting - there are dozens of reasons why we recommend a spring fertilization for your trees and woody ornamentals this year! We like spring feedings because they come at a natural point in the life-cycle of trees when [...]

March 27th, 2013|