Emerald Ash Borer - The Dangerous Beauty of Lehigh County

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sometimes, those of us in the tree and/or plant industry become transfixed with the very pests we work hard to prevent and eradicate. The Emerald Ash Borer is a perfect example of this. You gotta give pests some credit – not only are they incredibly adaptable, they often evolve to resist the very treatments we egotistical humans work so hard to create!

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Anti-Transpirants Protect Trees from Winter Winds

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving, Joshua Tree friends and family!

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Benefits of Fast-Acting Tree Trunk Injections

Monday, September 26, 2016

Tree InjectionsHave you ever had a bacterial infection that was so severe your doctor bypassed pills altogether and jumped straight to the injectable antibiotics treatment? Come to think of it, those injections are typically delivered right in your trunk…or bottom, if you prefer.

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Tree Inventory Lists Promote Longevity

Thursday, September 08, 2016

If you’ve ever studied Thomas Jefferson, you know he kept unbelievably detailed journals, diaries, and records about everyday life. Jefferson maintained extensive tree and garden inventories at his famous home, Monticello, and these records were used as living manuals for what worked, what didn’t and what could be done better to care for the estate’s beloved landscape.

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Watering Trees - How Much is Too Much?

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Part of being a great parent is knowing how much love, attention and nourishment is enough. The same is true for your trees and shrubs, which brings us to the subject of today’s blog: adequate summer hydration.

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Trees Need to Breathe Too

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Think about the things you need to live (the real needs, aside from your iPhone, TV or latte….); the list goes pretty much like this: Air, Water, Food.

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Skip Japanese Beetle Traps and Employ the Big Guns

Friday, June 03, 2016

Every region has its fair share of pests, but Japanese Beetles are probably one of the most devastating pests when it comes to grass and landscape plants in the eastern United States. While they are absolutely stunning to look at, with their shiny exoskeletons in metallic, copper and jade green hues, their insatiable appetite for ornamental landscape plants instantly detracts from any aesthetic beauty they might exude.

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Cold Weather Tips To Bring Trees & Shrubs Into the New Year

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Here at Joshua Tree, we’re getting ready to say, “Goodbye,” to 2015 and “Hello,” to 2016. While there may be some old habits or items you’re willing to say a permanent goodbye to, established trees and shrubs shouldn’t fall into that category. And, with the cold weather that accompanies this time of year, you risk doing just that if you aren’t careful.

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Protect the Trees During New Construction Projects

Monday, October 12, 2015

Beautiful, mature and large-canopied trees are some of Pennsylvania’s most valuable assets. The average yards here have the types of trees that postcards are made of. These trees grow for decades, and often hundreds, of years in order to reach their admirable heights and grow all that gorgeous foliage. Even so, just a single week or so of new construction or property improvements can spell disaster for them.

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Spider Mites: Little Bugs That Cause Serious Damage

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Little bugs can do serious damage to Pennsylvania trees and shrubs, both native and otherwise. One example of this is a group of pests referred to as spider mites. Although mostly invisible to the naked eye (they are that small!), spider mites can do a significant amount of damage to the shrubs, trees and even flowering plants that make your landscape so beautiful.

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