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Are Your Trees and Shrubs Bugged?

This month's Tree Tip was written and researched by Britt Hubbard, Director of Plant Health Care and ISA Certified Arborist #SO-5792A. He may be contacted directly via  email  with questions concerning this article or any tree and shrub issues. Are Your Trees and Shrubs Bugged by Pests or Disease? Trees and shrubs are valuable long-term assets that deserve and require long-term care. Nutrient deficiencies, improper cultural practices, recurring pest and disease issues, and... Read More
Posted by Mark Allen at Dec 27
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Bark Scale on Your Crepe Myrtles?

This month's Tree Tip was written and researched by Chris Hudson, Director of Plant Health Care and ISA Certified Arborist #SO-6915A. He may be contacted directly via  email  with questions concerning this article or any tree and shrub issues. Since 2013, in the city of Germantown, there has been a suspicious decrease in the health and appearance of one of the South’s ubiquitous flowering tree species, the crepe myrtle. If you live in the Mid-South, you most likely have... Read More
Posted by Mark Allen at Dec 27
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Problems with Bagworms?

This month's Tree Tip was written and researched by Britt Hubbard, Director of Plant Health Care and ISA Certified Arborist #SO-5792A. He may be contacted directly via  email  with questions concerning this article or any tree and shrub issues. Bagworms are caterpillars that reside in a protective silk bag and attach plant foliage to the bag for camouflage. The caterpillars move thoughout infested trees feeding on foliage as they grow. Though bagworms can be present... Read More
Posted by Mark Allen at Dec 27
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Are My Trees Healthy?

The most common reason tree owners call us is concern that something is wrong with their tree. Well, that’s really the motivation to call us in the first place. We hear it all the time: “What is that bug?” “I think my dog may have gotten sick in my mulch.” “Why are there holes in my azalea leaves?” “I love my sweetgum, but I hate the gumballs.” “I don’t think my tree is feeling well.” “My tree looks sick.”... Read More
at Dec 27
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Why Green is not Always Good

Ladies and gentlemen, it is indeed a sad day in the world of Tennessee Forestry, but a day we knew was going to happen at some point. Last week it was reported by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture that Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) had been discovered near a truck stop in Knoxville. The most likely reason it has shown up here was the transportation of infected firewood from an area where EAB was on the back of a truck, the trucker had to stop to use the facilities, the insects came out of the... Read More
at Dec 27
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Are Your Leaves being Eaten?

Over the past few weeks our office has had several calls about caterpillars chewing up local oak trees. Many of our clients have had small trees defoliated almost overnight and large trees have been defoliated within a few weeks. These caterpillars have damaged the trees, and made a mess of patios, driveways, and swimming pools. The culprit is the Yellowneck Caterpillar. Read More
at Dec 27
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