Category Archives: Arboriculture

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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Warmer Temperatures Coming This Week

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Upcoming IPM Workshop for Landscape, Arboriculture and Garden Centre Pro’s

Looking for a fun, educational workshop to brush up on your plant health knowledge and skills?  Looking to network with other professionals? Have I got the workshop for you! March 28, 2017:  IPM in the Woody Landscape at Landscape Ontario in … Continue reading

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Its Time for Cultural Management of Fall Cankerworm

Homeowners and horticulturalists alike will remember being inundated with tiny, green loopers feeding voraciously on many of our shade trees this past spring (Acer, Betula, Celtis, Fagus, Malus, Quercus, Tilia, Ulmus).  These were the larvae or caterpillar stage of the … Continue reading

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Get Ready for Fall Dormant Oil Applications

Today marks the first day of Autumn.  And with it another interesting calendar event, the Autumn Equinox.  Like the Spring Equinox (March 21), the Autumn Equinox marks a unique period of time where the length of daylight and night time … Continue reading

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Introduced Beech Scale Nymphs on American Beech

  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

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