Salt Damage to White Pines

This photograph, taken on a Greenwich, CT property, is a perfect example of the consequences of repeated winter salt accumulation in the soils of landscape plantings. This row of White Pine (Pinus strobus) in our client’s back yard is planted directly against a busy parking lot. The pavement has a slight slope making the salty…

Bagworm in the Boston Area

In over 20 years, I had never encountered bagworm in the Boston area. This pest is more common to the Mid-Atlantic and coastal regions as far north as Cape Cod.  However, I found it in several locations this summer – including in a public parking lot in Watertown, as seen in these photos. These are…