Early Bud Break and Its Effect on Trees

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by Erin C. Young With the recent unusual fluctuations in temperature we’ve experienced in the Mid-Atlantic region during the past few years, 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 and… Read more »

Emerald Ash Borer

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by Erin C. Young Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an Asian flat headed borer that is currently devastating ash trees in the North Eastern United States. First reported in 2002 in the Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario area, it swiftly made its way into Maryland and the surrounding states in 2003 (Fig 1). Figure 1(USDA… Read more »

Preparing Plants for Winter

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by Tina Graver When the leaves fall from the trees, and lawn mowing is a distant memory, most homeowners put their yards on the back burner until spring. However, there is a lot that can be done to assure that spring doesn’t bring some unpleasant surprises when it comes to your favorite plants due to… Read more »