Date Palm Trees Care and Maintenance

The date palm tree (Phoenix dactylifera L.) has been a critical fruit crop for many arid regions. In fact, the dates harvested from the palm tree have been a primary income source and food staple for the local communities where the trees were initially planted. The date is the oldest known fruit crop cultivated in…

Common Issues Impacting Conifer Trees

Like deciduous trees (those with leaves), conifer trees are not immune to diseases that can prove fatal if left untreated and are even incurable in some cases. Therefore, one of the keys in helping to protect conifer trees on your property and even in your community is recognizing the signs that something is abnormal. Below,…

What Causes Sudden Oak Death?

What causes Sudden Oak Death in trees and plant life? Sudden Oak Death, or SOD, is caused by the pathogenic fungus Phytophthora ramorum. This waterborne mold pathogen infiltrates plants and trees through contaminated irrigation water, wind-blown rain, infected plants, and contaminated pots and soil mixes. This fungus is also associated with other tree wellness issues…