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by Joanne Mead         Many factors cause Maryland weather to be quite changeable and unpredictable, with major extremes in both weekly weather patterns and year to year trends. Proximity to large bodies of water like the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay; the mountains in the western part of the state; and a location that… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »