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 Your Trees for Storm and Hurricane Season

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In September of 2003, Maryland was hit by Hurricane Isabel, resulting in a great deal of damage to property, trees, and power lines. More recently, there has been the threat of a very active hurricane season, with one storm after another making the news. Much of the damage from Isabel was the result of fallen… Read more »