You don’t have to remove light snow on trees and shrubs—it’s the heavy snow that can be damaging. Evergreen trees and shrubs are especially susceptible to having their branches broken after a heavy snowfall, because their foliage allows the branches to collect large amounts of snow. So, if a heavy snowfall has hit your area… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Plant Health Care
Why Is My Tree Failing?
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?
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 »