Category Archives: Tree Care

Spotted Wing Drosophila. A new invasive pest.

Spotted Wing Drosophila is a relative of our native fruit fly, but this one is destructive to growing fruit. It is in New Hampshire and Maine and attacks many fruit varieties including but not limited to Blueberries, Raspberries, Peaches, Plums, and even Dogwood. If you grow fruit you should become familiar with this pest. This is a link […]

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Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. A New Treatment.

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid is an invasive pest that sucks the life out of Hemlock trees. Hemlock Woolly Adelgid has always been difficult to treat with Horticultural Oil on trees that are very tall or inaccessible to spray equipment. A simple basal trunk application of Imidacloprid is as effective as soil injection for controlling Hemlock Woolly […]

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Fertilizing Sick Trees

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For the most part trees, especially older trees, do not need to be fertilized. There are some cases where fertilization can help a tree but these are uncommon. Indeed the careless fertilization of a sick tree can do more harm than good. For instance a Hemlock that is sick because it is infested with Woolly […]

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10 Fun and Easy Ways to Kill Your Trees and Shrubs

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Sick of all those trees and shrubs cluttering up the yard? Enjoy buying and exterminating expensive plants? Read on my friends and find out how to kill all that pesky vegetation. 1: Plant too deep Sure fire way to kill a plant. Some plants survive years before succumbing to this method. Eventually they will either […]

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