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By Caroline Hooks   Landscape integrated pest management (IPM) uses research and common sense to allow mindful, informed decisions for landscape health. It is a holistic approach, taking into account many different variables and biological relationships. Practicing IPM requires knowledge of plant science, plant pathology, and entomology. Using regular monitoring and a preventive approach, treatment… Read more »

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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 »

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During the winter months, most people are content to be indoors, and don’t give much thought to their yards or trees. However, you might consider inspecting your trees once the leaves have fallen. There are many reasons that winter is an excellent time to prune deciduous trees. The exposed branches make it much easier for… Read more »