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What Happens to Insect Pests During Northeast Ohio Winters?

gypsy moth egg mass

Given how cold winters can be in northeast Ohio, you’d think insect pests would be killed by the frigid temperatures. But while some insects (such as wasps, yellowjackets, and crickets) are decimated by the cold, many others manage to survive the deep freeze.

And when spring arrives, they’re ready to start breeding and eating your plants!

That’s why winter is a good time to inspect your trees, shrubs and landscape plants for evidence of overwintering insect pests. By identifying problems before the pests emerge in spring, you can prevent the situation from getting worse.

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Education & Networking: TCI EXPO 2018

Each November, we head off to the world’s largest tree care tradeshow and conference, TCI EXPO. It’s three days of classes, product demonstrations and networking with fellow tree care professionals from across the country. Check out the photos of all the huge equipment!

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Five Best Northeast Ohio Trees For Colorful Fall Foliage

trees for fall color in NE Ohio

What would fall be without the autumnal change from green to brilliant shades of orange, gold, red, and purple? Colorful fall leaves are almost magical and especially nice when the prettiest trees are planted in your own yard. That’s why we created this list of the best landscape trees for fall color in our part of the country!

Our favorites are well-adapted, Northeast Ohio native trees sure to perform beautifully in our area. Any of these five beauties will add big color to your fall landscape.

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A Quick Checklist to Keep Trees Healthy This Fall

fall plant checklist birch foliage

Many new trees are planted across Northeast Ohio during fall, which is wonderful! However, it’s important to remember that your newly planted trees will rely on you to help them grow and thrive.

Follow this checklist to keep all of your trees, both new and old, healthy during the fall season and into winter.

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Is Lichen On Trees Harmful?

lichen on branch

Lichen commonly grows on trees in northeast Ohio. Find out what lichen is, why it’s on your tree, if it’s harming the tree and what to do about it.

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How to Properly Apply Mulch Around Your Trees

mulch wood chips

Mulch is one of the least appreciated, but most important additions to the landscape, with many benefits for trees and your landscape. Unfortunately, it’s often used incorrectly, leading to plant disease, damage and even death. Learn what mulch is, how to use it and what to avoid.

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Spring Tree Care Tips For Northeast Ohio

spring buds on tree

March marks our transition from winter to spring, and it’s a good time to start taking care of your spring tree care needs. Here are the things you can do each spring to keep your trees healthy, safe and beautiful.

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