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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Beware the Emerald Ash Borer - Prevention is Key!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Ash trees are one of the most beautiful trees comprising our Pennsylvania landscape. They flourish in our environment and are found in native wooded mountains, lower wetlands and are popular landscaping choices for parks, schools, businesses and residences.

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