Why Is My Tree Failing?

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THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM by Scott Diffenderfer – Board Certified Master Arborist In landscape trees, abnormal root systems often develop through planting or cultural practices. For this reason, care in planting and plant choice is important to assure successful tree growth. Planting practices such as deep planting, narrow planting holes, deep mulching (referred to… Read more »

Why Are My Trees Turning Brown This Summer?

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by Scott Diffenderfer Why are my tree’s leaves turning brown in late summer? Bacterial Leaf Scorch (Xylella fastidiosa) may be to blame. A disease of deciduous trees in Maryland and Virginia, it affects a large number of shade trees. These include elm, catalpa, hackberry, gingko, oak, sycamore, maple, mulberry, and sweetgum.  Most cases of Bacterial Leaf… Read more »

Early Bud Break and Its Effect on Trees

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by Mead Tree & Turf Care With the recent unusual fluctuations in temperature we’ve experienced in the Mid-Atlantic region during the past winter, many trees are at risk for early bud break (EBB). This is an issue because it cuts short the dormancy/resting period of your trees. EBB confuses trees drastically. When the temperatures rise… Read more »