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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|

Caterpillars Everywhere!

You may have noticed a massive influx of caterpillars this time of year. The cottony, spindly webs adorning your trees may look like they are cause by the same pest, but their inhabitants are very different. The webworm, bagworm and tent caterpillar all start their lives in similar thready nests. These webs act as protection [...]

July 9th, 2018|

Oak Wilt

Oak wilt is a serious fungal disease that is taking over Long Island. Although it can affect all oak trees, the red oaks are much more susceptible to infection and will succumb much faster than the white oaks. The red oaks are defined by their leaves with pointed tips, where as the white oaks have [...]

June 19th, 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|

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|

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|

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|

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|