Crabapples, ornamental pears, and ash have all been losing foliage through July and August (Figure 1). The leaves that are falling are infected with apple scab, apple rust, pear scab and anthracnose. All the diseases are fungi that infect newly forming leaves in the early spring. Unfortunately, at this point of the season there aren’t…Details
Pruning may be the most important tree care task that you handle. It keeps our property safe. It lets us enjoy nature and the views around us. The list could go on and on. Here, we discuss tree pruning tips for deciduous – or “leafy” – trees. Be prepared. Minnesota weather can get nasty. High…Details
Japanese beetles are again wreaking havoc on trees, shrubs, vines and flowers throughout the Twin Cities. While adult beetles can be found congregating and feeding on many flowers, including roses (Figure 1), they also feed on the foliage of many species of trees including some conifers. (Figure 1) Preferred…Details
If pruning is an essential part of caring for a tree, then why are so many of us doing it wrong? We uncover five of the most common tree pruning mistakes. Avoid making these and get ready to reap the benefit: beautiful, healthy trees. Topping Topping is the act of removing large branches at the…Details
Introduction What happens in the canopy of the tree is usually related to what is happening to the roots underneath the soil. Now that we are moving into July and the heat of the summer in Minnesota, root issues with trees will be start to be identifiable by examining the canopy of trees. When leaves…Details
There had been a request to remove a 175 year old American Elm in Minneapolis, MN. Watch the video how a very old tree was carefully removed by experts.