Tree Pests & Diseases
What are Those Odd Growths on My Trees?
Galls, or abnormal growths on trees and shrubs, may look like a major plant health care issue, but it is not. Read this article to learn more about galls on trees and know why you don’t have to worry about them.Read More
Maple Tar Spot: Identification, Prevention & Treatment
If the leaves on your maple trees have dark, round spots that look like they’ve been splashed with tar, it’s probably a fungal disease called maple tar spot. Learn what to look for, how it spreads, and what to do about it.Read More
Tree Decay: Signs, Prevention and Treatment
You probably don’t want to hear the words “tree rot” or “your tree is decaying.” Does it mean your tree is dying? Will a tree with decay need to be cut down? Does tree rot make the tree dangerous to the property and people around it? Learn how to identify, prevent, and treat tree decay before it’s too late!Read More
Spots on Leaves – Are They Bad for Your Tree?
Spots on tree leaves are an unsightly summer problem that can also be symptoms of a serious underlying disease or issue. By knowing what’s causing the spots and how to treat and prevent leaf spot problems, you’ll have a healthier tree that requires less maintenance in the long run.Read More
Chlorosis in Trees & Shrubs: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment
If your tree’s leaves turn yellow while the veins stay green, it’s probably chlorosis. Learn what causes it, how to distinguish chlorosis from other leaf problems, ways to prevent it, and how to treat the symptoms.Read More
Ticks in Northeast Ohio: How to Avoid Being Bitten by a Disease-Carrying Tick
The incidence of tickborne diseases is rising across northeast Ohio. Learn how to spot and remove a tick, when and where they’re active, the diseases they carry, how to protect yourself, and tick control options to keep them off your property.Read More
Apple Scab: Identification, Prevention & Treatment
Apple scab is a common and easily-spread disease affecting apples & crabapples in northeast Ohio. Learn the symptoms, how to prevent it & treatment options.Read More
What is Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Trees?
IPM is an important part of creating a healthy and beautiful landscape using the least toxic and more sustainable methods possible. This article covers all the details as it relates to your trees and our PHC program.Read More
Fire Blight: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment
If new foliage on your fruit trees or ornamental shrubs looks like it has been torched, or if there are patches of dead foliage and twigs in an otherwise healthy-looking tree crown, you might be looking at fire blight. If so, here is important information about the possible cause and what to do about it.Read More
Control & Prevent Japanese Beetles in Your NE Ohio Landscape
If you’ve noticed that tree and shrub leaves are starting to look like tattered lace, it’s probably caused by Japanese beetles feeding on your plants. Starting in late June, these voracious pests can quickly skeletonize an entire shrub, as well as decimate flowers and ripe fruit. Learn to identify Japanese beetles and what you can do to control and prevent infestations.Read More