Spruce Spider Mites

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May 12, 2017
Spruce Spider Mites

Spruce Spider Mites

Introduction The spruce spider mite is considered one of the most destructive spider mites in the United States. It injures the foliage of spruce, arborvitae, juniper, hemlock, pine, Douglas-fir, and occasionally other conifers.    Damage This species damages host plants by sucking plant fluid from needles as they feed. Infested trees at first have a speckled, yellowish appearance, and lack rich green color. After prolonged feeding, needles turn rusty colored…

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Oak Wilt

Plant Health Care Oak Wilt Minneapolis St. Paul Wayzata treatment
April 27, 2017
Oak Wilt

Oak Wilt

What is Oak Wilt? Oak wilt is a vascular disease of oak caused by a nonnative fungus. It is one of the most serious diseases of oak in the eastern United States, killing thousands of trees each year. Where site conditions favor disease, the fungus can spread from tree to tree, killing most if not all oaks in the stand. As the disease spreads across the landscape, the loss of…

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Plant Health Care

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March 17, 2017
Plant Health Care

Plant Health Care

Plant Health Care has been defined as the selection, integration and implementation of pest control based on predicted economic, ecological and sociological consequences. Today, perhaps more than ever this approach is relevant to all landscape pest, nutritional management and care. Societal concerns about pesticide use, their value to the landscape and the method of application greatly impacts the way we arborists help manage the health and care of any landscape….

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