Grazing in the Grass

Republished with permission from Frank S. Rossi, Associate Professor and Extension Turfgrass Specialist, Cornell University Turfgrass Program http://turf.cals.cornell.edu If there is adequate soil moisture in the soil surface to allow turf green-up (maybe growth) than renovation programs, fertilization, weed control, seeding and sodding can occur and expect at least moderate to good success from these…

SavATree Honors Fallen Veterans on Day of Service

SavATree is proud to be an official sponsor and partner of Saluting Branches: Arborists United for Veteran Remembrance, a national day of service charity dedicated to recognizing and honoring our fallen veterans. SavATree stood united, alongside tree care professionals from across the nation, to volunteer professional tree and landscape services at the final resting sites…

Fall Lawn

So far September has averaged 9 degrees warmer than September is expected to be. This additional heat, following our below normal rainfall for most of our operating area, has presented challenges in performing our seeding and core aeration services. Each of our branches has a specific plan for meeting the turf needs within their geography,…

Emerald Ash Borer

EAB has proven to be an expensive and unpredictable challenge to local shade tree commissions. We have a wide scope of offerings beginning with individual tree assessment, all the way up to comprehensive tree inventory and management plans for entire cities. Here’s a recent article highlighting actions by the Rutherford Shade Tree Department and the…

Dogwood Sawflies

Wasp-like adults emerge sometime in May through July and oviposit eggs onto the underside of leaves. Other species of sawflies have been abundant this year so far.  Larvae feed gregariously and skeletonize leavesas early instars, but eventually consume entire leaves except for tough mid-veins. Learn more about Dogwood on our website   http://www.savatree.com/dogwood-tree.html            …

What’s Hot!

Republished with permission from Brian A. Kunkel, Extension Specialist, Ornamental IPM , University of Delaware Cooperative Extension at https://extension.udel.edu We have seen lush growth of lichens and moss this season, mostly on understory trees and shrubs that are in partial shade. High humidity and adequate rainfall have supported the growth of lichens, which are symbiotic…

Stressed Turf - SavATree

Gazing In The Grass

Republished with permission from Frank S. Rossi, Associate Professor and Extension Turfgrass Specialist, Cornell University Turfgrass Program http://turf.cals.cornell.edu The residual effects of the six week stretch of high temperature, high humidity and rainfall is revealing more and more stressed turf. It is likely that if you are seeing turf decline at this time, the actual…