Leaf Scorch: A Common Ailment in the Midwest This summer has been brutally dry here in Northeast Kansas, and a lot of people have started to notice (and worry about) tattered leaves on their trees and shrubs. One common culprit that might be causing this damage is leaf scorch, a physiological and aesthetic condition brought […]
Emerald ash borers are in Shawnee County The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) has confirmed that Emerald Ash Borers (EAB) are present here in Shawnee County. According to their June 2017 statement (link to full article here), an arborist hired to trim branches at a Lake Shawnee residence notified the KDA of what they suspected […]
It’s common knowledge that people need certain essential vitamins and minerals to stay healthy, but did you know that plants do too? In fact, they require 17 essential nutrients just to sustain normal growth! These nutrients come from three primary sources: air, water, and soil. Are your trees getting the nutrients they need? Keep reading […]
Protect Your Trees From Sun Scald Sun scald is a common ailment affecting trees during the winter months. The term refers to the freezing of bark following warmer temperatures which results in visible damage to the tree. Sun scald typically affects young trees with thin bark such as locusts, fruit trees, ashes, oaks, maples, lindens, and […]
Pruning trees and shrubs is a really important part of keeping them healthy. Removing dead, loose, or infected branches and stems from your plants helps control unwanted pests and insects, encourages proper growth, and improves the safety of your property.
True or False? Fall Is a Great Time to Plant For many of us, fall is the time we start thinking about a major change in weather. The days get shorter, the leaves start to fall from the trees, and all those vibrant spring and summer hues turn to shades of brown, orange, and red. […]
Cedar Apple Rust Cedar-apple rust is a common rust disease that impacts trees in our area. This fungal disease, as well as similar fungi like cedar-hawthorn rust and cedar-quince rust, moves from one host to another in order to survive. Cedar-apple rust rarely kills a tree, though if the infection is severe it can damage […]
Spring is the Time to Establish Your Roots Spring is the Time to Establish Your Roots American poet and author Shel Silverstein wrote a book that summed up, in our opinion, the intrinsic beauty of trees. “The Giving Tree” teaches the profound lesson of generosity. The story focuses on the relationship between a tree and […]