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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|

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|

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|

Why We Like Dormant Oil Treatments

Dormant Tree Dormant horticultural oil applications to trees and woody ornamentals can be very useful to help control insect and disease problems. The treatment can be done once or twice a year during the dormant seasons in early spring and late fall. We try to do our first spring treatment in March, when [...]

March 6th, 2013|

The Importance of Dormant Oil

Apples Prevention is vital in controlling insect pests and diseases on ornamental trees and shrubs as well as fruit trees. One of the most effective, proven methods is to treat woody ornamentals during the dormant season with horticultural oil to reduce over-wintering pest and disease organisms. Horticultural oil is considered a reduced-risk (or [...]

February 15th, 2013|