Tree Pests & Diseases
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
Preventing & Treating Dutch Elm Disease in Northeast Ohio
There’s no cure for Dutch Elm Disease but there are some things a Certified Arborist can do to slow or prevent its spread. Learn how to keep your elm tree safe and healthy with these helpful tips.Read More
What Happens to Insect Pests During Northeast Ohio Winters?
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Protecting Your Trees During Deer Mating Season
During fall, bucks rub their antlers on young trees, causing considerable damage and even killing the trees. Find out what you can do to protect your trees from deer antler rubbing.Read More
Preventing Oak Wilt in Northeast Ohio
Oak Wilt is a deadly fungal disease that has put all oak trees in northeast Ohio at risk. Once infected, there’s no known cure for Oak Wilt – so prevention is the best option for saving your oak trees. OAK WILT RESOURCES >> Learn More 4 Steps To Prevent Oak Wilt Infection 1. Avoid Pruning…Read More