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Spring 2024 Newsletter

Spring has arrived, bringing with it the expected storms, heavy winds, torrential rain, and tornadoes that can cause anything from minor to severe damage. Trees that were once valuable landscape assets can quickly become significant liabilities when storms break large limbs or entire tree sections.

We offer a range of services to help mitigate potential storm damage. However, spring storms inevitably lead to emergency situations like trees falling on houses, cars, or other structures on your property. These emergency situations are our top priority.

We prioritize storm-related work based on severity, addressing the most urgent jobs first.

Storm 1– trees on houses or cars

Storm 2– trees or large limbs on other structures or fences on the property

Storm 3– trees or large limbs in the yard

Being proactive is the best way to take steps against this kind of damage happening to your property. We’re standing by for emergency situations or if you would like to discuss options for keeping your trees storm ready. Contact us today!

Sweetgum Trees

We get a lot of questions about the Sweetgum fruit; those pesky spiky balls that fall in your yard and make a mess. Check out our video on this topic:

What the Next Few Weeks of Spring will Bring

Insects don’t check a calendar to decide when to emerge and start feeding or causing damage. Instead, they respond to weather and temperature conditions. Growing Degree Day models provide a more accurate method for predicting pest emergence.

In the coming weeks, we can expect the emergence of a few common insects:

1. Azalea Lace Bugs: These insects inhabit the underside of azalea leaves and feed on their juices, causing a stippled appearance and leaf drop.

2. Bagworms: When they first emerge, they are smaller than a pencil point. As they feed on foliage, they grow and add to their protective bags. Treating them when they are small is ideal.

3. Pine Sawfly Larvae: These caterpillars are typically found on pines, and if populations are large enough, they can cause severe defoliation.

Give us a call to get on our inspection program with our Plant Health Care Department.