The polyphagous shot hole borer, a brown-black beetle from southeast Asia, never gets bigger than a tenth of an inch. It breeds inside trees; pregnant females drill into trunks to create networks of tunnels where they lay their eggs. The beetles also carry a fungus called Fusarium; it infects the tunnels, and when the eggs… Read More
MOVING INTO THE MONTH OF APRIL AND WARMER WEATHER, trees are emerging from winter dormancy. Once trees have emerged from dormancy they are actively transpiring and may be effectively injected. In order to control some early season diseases and insects it is important to inject as early as possible. Some of the more common tree problems that need to be treated early in the… Read More
ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK REPORTS:
Gypsy moths strip trees bare of their leaves and — if left unchecked in Illinois — could leave a path of destruction in their wake.
*NOTE… See the Mauget products that control Gypsy Moth since the late 1960’s at the end of this article…
The state’s Department of Agriculture is trying to prevent that… Read More
Diplodia corticola is an aggressive disease that limits the ability of oak trees to access essential nutrients and water, ultimately killing them.
It was first reported in Europe, and has since emerged in Florida, California, Massachusetts and Maine. This is the first time that it’s been found in oak trees in West Virginia.
Infection in live oak trees (Quercus virginiana) infected… Read More
In the towering forests of centuries-old Eastern Hemlocks, it’s easy to miss one of the tree’s nemeses. No larger than a speck of pepper, the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid spends its life on the underside of needles sucking sap, eventually killing the tree.
This insect is one in an expanding army of insects draining the life out… Read More