Seasonal News & Tips

Check back often for seasonal tips about what's going on in our area, updates on local pest and disease outbreaks, weather impacts, and more.

damage caused by white pine weevie

Oct 25 2018

White Pine Weevil in Northeast Ohio: Identification and Control

Is the top of your pine tree wilting, turning brown and/or dying? If so, the culprit is probably the White Pine Weevil. Learn how to identify white pine weevil damage and control the pests to prevent recurring damage.
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trees for fall color in NE Ohio

Oct 11 2018

Five Best Northeast Ohio Trees For Colorful Fall Foliage

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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Oct 7 2018

Tree Autopsy: An Arborist’s Version of CSI

Ever wondered what the inside of tree looks like? Or how to tell from the outside whether it's dead or alive on the inside? Take a look inside dissected trees from our Tree Autopsy workshop!
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fall plant checklist birch foliage

Sep 7 2018

A Quick Checklist to Keep Trees Healthy This Fall

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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Eastern Hemlock

Aug 28 2018

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Facts for Northeast Ohio

A tiny pest is causing huge problems for hemlocks in northeast Ohio. If you have any hemlock trees on your property, the hemlock woolly adelgid (pronounced uh-DEL-jid) may already be destroying them. First discovered in Ohio in 2012, these minuscule pests may appear insignificant at first, but they can kill an entire tree in as little as a single season, or slowly kill it over many years.
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lichen on branch

Jul 27 2018

Is Lichen On Trees Harmful?

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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beech tree leaves

May 26 2018

Beech Leaf Disease in Northeast Ohio

Have you noticed recent changes in your beech trees? The leaves may be curling, withering, and drying long before fall foliage changes should begin. Or maybe you’ve noticed dark lines on beech tree leaves. Both are signs of beech leaf disease (BLD) that's affecting beeches in NE Ohio. Here are the known facts.
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mulch wood chips

Apr 23 2018

How to Properly Apply Mulch Around Your Trees

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 buds on tree

Mar 26 2018

Spring Tree Care Tips For Northeast Ohio

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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schedule plant health care in february

Jan 25 2018

It’s February: Time To Plan Spring Tree & Shrub Treatments (Yes, Really!)

It may still be winter but spring is just around the corner. And with spring comes insect pests and diseases. February is the time to plan and schedule spring tree & shrub treatments to prevent insect and disease problems. Here's our treatment schedule for northeast Ohio showing when to treat specific insect pests, fungal issues and diseases.
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What's Next?

Things are constantly changing in Northeast Ohio - weather, pests, and tree diseases all affect your landscape. Stay on top of what's going on so you can keep your trees and yard safe, healthy and beautiful.