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The buzz around town this spring will be the 17-year cicadas

This spring and summer, the buzz around town will be the sound of hundreds of thousands of cicadas which are due to emerge in 2021 after a 17-year hibernation underground. Howard Russell, an entomologist (insect scientist) at Michigan State University says, “The end of May through June, it can get pretty loud – if you are in…

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Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine Regulations No Longer in Effect

According to a new press release by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), quarantine regulations pertaining to the containment of emerald ash borer (EAB) have now been removed.   The ruling comes after years of tracking data across North America, which confirmed that quarantine regulations are ineffective in containing…

The copper beech tree provides a visual impact but it does have its problems

The copper beech tree (Fagus sylvatica), more commonly known as the European beech tree, creates a larger-than-life visual impact in home landscapes, parks and communities. SavATree Commercial and Consulting Arborist Jean Zimmerman recently shared a personal experience which closely explains that “visual impact” quite well. “When I was growing up, we gathered beneath “The Elephant…

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5 Ways to Protect Your Yard from Ticks

Ticks are more than just a nuisance. They also spread diseases like Lyme and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Here are our top tips for keeping your yard free of ticks this season. Maximize sunlight. Ticks need damp, humid areas to survive. Try to address drainage issues on your property and trim your trees to allow…

Japanese Beetle Outbreak!

During this past summer in Minnesota, Japanese beetles were everywhere! Specialist Thompson is protecting these birch trees in Dellwood, Minnesota to ensure they remain healthy.  If you haven’t protected your trees from these pests, it is not too late!  Please give us a call and we will get them on the schedule.      

Gypsy Moth Recovery

The leaf-eating Gypsy Moth caterpillar (Lymantria dispar) is one of the most invasive and destructive pests in the United States, and has killed or damaged millions of acres of trees. The past years’ of drought conditions in many regions of the country inhibited the fungus that is a natural predator of the Gypsy Moth larvae,…

Are Brood X Cicadas on Your Trees?

Brood X cicadas are about 4 years late to the party. In Sterling and Reston, in Virginia, I have been seeing them by the thousands. These cool, creepy insects will not damage your trees. You might see some tips turning brown due to the female laying eggs in the tender young branches but most all…