Scale on Trees and Shrubs: Damaging Insects Plaguing Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, PA

Thursday, May 03, 2018

One day everything may have seemed fine with your tree or shrubs. Then the next, you might be suddenly noticing concerns such as twig dieback, stunted growth, or premature leaf drop. You’re not sure if you have an insect problem or something else going on but you’re worried it’s killing your tree.

It very well could be that you have scale insects on your trees. All of the symptoms mentioned above are signs of a scale infestation. Oftentimes the signs of a scale problem are not noticeable until the damage is severe. Though it may appear that one day your tree is fine and the next it’s not, the damage was slowly happening over a number of years.

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Using a Lawn Service with Arborists? How This is a Great Move for Grass and Trees

Thursday, March 29, 2018

If you have a landscape made up of both a lawn and trees, then you want to be certain that both are addressed the way they need to be. But you may not be certain if what’s best for your lawn is also healthy for your trees—and vice versa.

That’s why you may assume it would be incredibly helpful to find a company that handles both. After all, you ought to be able to have a great lawn and healthy trees. There’s no reason you shouldn’t have the best of both worlds.

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How to Tell if a Tree is Dangerous: 7 Tree Hazards to Look For

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

How to tell if a tree is dangerous and how a tree inspection can spot hazards.Concerns that a tree might fall and damage your property, or even worse, hurt a person, are definitely serious. Tree hazards are also a liability. If your tree, or one of its limbs, damages someone else’s property or hurts another person, that could easily result in a costly lawsuit.

Whether you’re worried, or you just want to be sure, the last thing you want to do is neglect it and assume everything is okay. You want to follow through on having your tree inspected and determined if it is really dangerous or if some of the issues you’re noticing aren’t true causes for concern.

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Examining Tree Fertilization Cost, Methods, and When to Use a Company in Allentown, Bethlehem, or Easton, PA

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

You want the trees on your property to thrive, which is why you suspect they should be fertilized. Tree fertilization provides your trees with nutrients that they aren’t getting from your suburban soil, which would be readily available in a natural forest setting.

However, while you know your trees could use fertilization to improve their vigor and their overall health, you’re uncertain as to what methods are best.

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4 Important Facts About Fertilizing Trees

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

You appreciate the trees on your property for many reasons whether it’s the shade they provide, the aesthetic appeal they add to your property, or even the emotional attachment you have when watching them grow. Your trees are valuable to you and you want to keep them in good shape.

While a lot of people assume that the trees on their property are self-sustaining, the truth is that suburban trees aren’t getting the same nutrients that they would have readily available if they were growing in a forest. That depletion of resources can lead to lack of vigor and a decline in the overall health of your tree.

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Soil Testing Trees and Lawns in Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, PA

Friday, September 08, 2017

Are your lawn or trees lacking color or vigor? Are you getting a ton of weeds in your lawn? Does something just seem off and you just can’t pinpoint the problem?

You feel like you’re doing everything right—you’re watering your lawn and trees, maybe even adding fertilizer—and your lawn or landscape plants are still struggling.

It may actually be that you have a problem with the health of your soil. Healthy soil is of critical importance to maintaining your landscape and yet it is often given very little thought. But when soil isn’t at its best, your lawn and trees could struggle to get the nutrients they need to survive.

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Get an Emerald Ash Borer Treatment or Kiss Your Ash Goodbye!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Emerald Ash Borer is here in PA—specifically, right here in the Lehigh Valley. This isn’t a surprise as we’ve known they were coming and have been talking about them to our clients for years. Still, it’s alarming to our tree care clients in Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, PA to realize that these highly destructive pests have now taken up residence in our region. Once this pest finds a home in your ash tree, it’s only a matter of time until it’s completely destroyed.

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Emerald Ash Borer: Treatment, Damage, and Important Facts for Lehigh, Northampton and Bucks County, PA Residents

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Since it was first detected in Detroit in 2002, the Emerald Ash Borer pest has been systematically destroying ash trees everywhere it travels. And now, Emerald Ash Borer is in PA—specifically in Lehigh and Northampton counties. While it’s been five years since the pest was first discovered in Bucks County, it was only just officially discovered in the Lehigh Valley in 2016.

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7 Tips to Save the Trees

Monday, May 01, 2017

Arbor Day recently passed – April 28th to be exact. A couple of Arbor Days ago, we wrote about the History of Arbor Day, so feel free to click on that link to refresh your memory.

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Insect Threats to Ornamentals and Shrubs

Monday, March 13, 2017

Information is a powerful force, and the more information you have regarding the signs and symptoms of pests and diseases, the better off your ornamentals and turf will be. Last month, we wrote about some of the most common diseases that affect the trees in this neck of the woods, things like needlecast, anthracnose and apple scab.

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