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The Atlantic hurricane season is a time when most tropical cyclones are expected to develop across the northern Atlantic Ocean. It is currently defined as the time frame from June 1 through November 30. What plans should prudent consumers take with the trees in their landscape? Hurricanes and violent storms “It is important that people… Read more »

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Image Credit: David Cappaert, Michigan State University Editorial Credit:  www.ncforestservice.gov What is the emerald ash borer (EAB)? The emerald ash borer is a metallic green beetle that bores into ash trees feeding on tissues beneath the bark, ultimately killing the tree. It is not native to the United States and was first found in the U.S…. Read more »

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Shoveling, plowing, sanding…and pruning? A common misconception is that tree maintenance cannot be done during the winter months, or that tree care companies do not operate during this time of the year. This has led to a surge of work for commercial tree care companies in the warmer months, and consequently, sometimes longer waits for… Read more »

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Question: I’m starting to notice discolored wood on some of my trees, and some of the bark is even decaying. After Googling the symptoms, I learned that trees can apparently suffer from sunburn! We do live in a warm area, but is this a very common problem? I didn’t know that this was possible!  Ask the Arborist: As… Read more »