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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|

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|

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|

Protect your Pears!!

Pear Tree Because of the wet spring this year, we saw a significant increase in leaf scab on pear trees throughout Suffolk and Nassau counties. This caused a certain amount of leaf drop in unprotected trees, but most trees were able to hold onto their leaves and push out new ones. We had [...]

September 27th, 2017|

Storm Damaged Trees

Storm Damage 2017 over car We recently got an emergency call to remove a storm toppled tree off of someone's car. Our guys were dispatched immediately and the tree was carefully and safely removed from the vehicle. Fortunately, nobody was hurt and the car could be driven to the repair shop. There's no worse feeling [...]

February 13th, 2017|

First Blizzard of 2016 – Are Your Trees Ready?

Snow toppled trees Well folks, the time has come for the first serious winter storm to hit Long Island in 2016. Certainly it won't be the last! We hope that you and your family get through no problem, but please call us if any limbs come crashing down or (God forbid) any trees [...]

January 22nd, 2016|

Winter Pruning Is The Most Wonderful Time of The Year

Iced Branches Pruning your trees in the winter will take care of hazard tree problems before any problems occur, rather than when your house has been trashed or your driveway blocked. Recent wind storms have knocked out power by toppling trees and dropping limbs. More serious storms are already en route. When the ground was frozen we can [...]

January 19th, 2016|

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|