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Category Archives: Weekly Nursery Landscape Report
Introduced Beech scale (Cryptococcus fagisugae) goes hand in hand with beech bark disease (Neonectria faginata and N. ditissima). It is believed that the wounds made by the tiny scale nymphs create entry points for the lethal fungal disease. Beech scale … Continue reading
Magnolia scale Adult females (photo above) have given birth to live young, and these tiny, dark crawlers are venturing out to feed on twigs in the landscape.
Looking up at the sky today, it was so hazy you couldn’t see much but a fuzzy-looking grey. This is a different kind of overcast than what we normally get to experience. Hundreds of wildfires are burning in the west … Continue reading
Boxwoods in the landscape not looking so good? Are you seeing a lot of yellow-brown spots on leaves?
Gymnosporangium rusts, like this Cedar-Apple Rust gall, are finally sporulating! These rusts overwinter on perennial gall on the evergreen Juniperus hosts. In the spring, they are stimulated to sporulate during warm, wet periods. We’ve had the heat, but its been … Continue reading
First instar Gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) larvae have hatched and are dispersing, especially in the Southwestern part of the province! Continue reading
outher Norway maple (Acer platanoides and its cultivars) are just starting to bloom in the GTA, making this one of the earliest blooms for trees since 2012! Continue reading
We recently cracked a case of stunted, distorted leaves and premature leaf drop on honeylocust this week….