Category Archives: Arboriculture

Now is the Time to Manage Beech Scale

  Introduced Beech scale (Cryptococcus fagisugae) is easier to see this time of year on our native American beech (Fagus grandifolia).  That’s because of the white waxy coverings the females produce to protect their eggs.  Look for Advertisements

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IPM This Week – July 11

Click HERE for the AUDIO version of this blog post.                         Frequent precipitation events continue to shower outdoor ornamentals with too much love.  Leaf diseases are rampant, making plants … Continue reading

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Does It Seem Like All We Do Is Work?

There are lots of pest and plant health issues out there right now so check out my last few posts from the last week or so.  Recently planted trees not looking so good?   The 2016 growing season was extremely hot and dry and was very hard on landscape ornamentals, especially those planted in the […]

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The Friday Report, June 2

There are lots of pest and plant health issues out there right now so check out my last few posts from the last week or so.  Recently planted trees not looking so good?   The 2016 growing season was extremely … Continue reading

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Leps are languishing…. time for biocontrol

                Seeing holes in leaves on deciduous trees?  This majestic sugar maple was showing interveinal holes and closer inspection revealed fall cankerworm (Alsophila pometaria) larvae on the leaf undersides.  Larvae are pale green (although you’ll … Continue reading

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Welcome May 24 Weekend!

  What a treat! Several of our sugar maples are blooming this year all over southern Ontario, from Barrie to Niagara, these native beauties are gracing our landscapes with blooms.  Its been 5 years since sugar maples were blooming like this. The cooler weather continues!  Climatologists are predicting that our daytime temperatures will stay moderate until about the […]

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April Showers, Bring May Diseases

                           This cooler weather has been a nice break, slowing down plant development and reducing heat and desiccation stress on newly planted or harvested nursery stock.  We inched up a little in Growing Degree Days and Plant Phenology this week.

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