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Tree Topping

The practice of tree topping is on the increase again in our area. Topping is cutting a tree to a certain height by stubbing the branches. This practice is extremely harmful to trees, and will lead to long term problems with tree health. Topping is performed by untrained tree companies who care little about tree…

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Late Fall

Late fall is an excellent time for tree planting. Dormant trees will continue to promote root growth. This allows better root recovery with no stress to support leaves. Trees should be already dormant before digging. Bare root or traditional ball and burlap can be used.

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Wood Rot Fungi

Wood rot fungal fruiting bodies are highly visible this time of year, especially following high moisture. These are an indicator of serious decay in roots or trunk of trees. Have trees looked at and evaluated for risk.

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Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer has been confirmed in Wyoming County. The whole state is under quarantine for wood products coming and leaving PA. Monitoring efforts continue in all counties of the state.

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Hot, dry weather

Water newly planted trees at least 3 times weekly with 10-20 gallons of water. Continue watering until normal rainfall occurs.

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Spring Seasonal Alerts

As trees leaf out several pests tend to appear. Gypsy Moth larvae will start to feed on new leaves. Severe infestations can defoliate trees quickly. Luckily cool wet weather will reduce the pest population due to disease. Trees will also recover better with adequate moisture. Forest Tent Caterpillar is very similar to Gypsy Moth. This…

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Storm Damage

Heavy storms can weaken the structure of some trees. Support systems can help damaged trees stay together for several years after the damage occurs. These systems can also be installed to help prevent storm damage.

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