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…

Spotted Lanterfly Struggle-Tree Pests

  Upon first glance the spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) appears similar to a butterfly; colorful and flashy, but don’t be fooled, this is an exotic, invasive pest which poses a serious threat to agricultural and landscape plants. The lanternfly is not a true fly but technically is a planthopper and is native to China. Spotted…

Proper Training Ensures the Safety of Our Staff

In the tree care industry, there’s only one way to ensure that General Tree Care (GTC) workers return home to their families and friends after a busy day on the job – proper training. Conducted repeatedly and comprehensively, training helps to provide the necessary knowledge for accident prevention while lowering the risk of severe injury.…

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Squirrels Damaging Your Trees This Year?

While many homeowners consider squirrels adorable woodland creatures who are entertaining to watch and cause little damage to trees, think again. Believe it or not, squirrels eat tree bark and that can be damaging to the trees on your property. Squirrels are notorious for their voracious habit of chewing on things, and tree bark is…