Category: Trees & Shrubs

    Pine Shoot Moth

    The pine shoot moth was first observed in the U.S. in 1913, attacking ornamental Scotch pine on Long Island. Beginning in 1925, this species of moth spread rapidly throughout southern New England. Identification and Life Cycle Moths fly over an extended period from mid-July through September, laying eggs that hatch within 7 to 10 days. […]

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    Preventing Winter Burn

    Winter’s extreme temperatures can damage many broadleaf evergreens such as holly, rhododendron, azalea and euonymus. This damage is caused by drying winds and frozen ground, which deprives plants of their natural moisture intake.   WHAT IS WINTERBURN? Most winter plants will get some leaf-browning/discoloration/spotting due to moisture loss. This is the result of a temperature/water […]

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    Root Bound Plants

    Root bound plants are a common occurrence in container gardening. Recognizing this problem early is crucial to the plant’s maturity. A couple ways of recognizing a root bound plant are that roots may be visible out of the bottom drainage holes or the top of the container. Another sign of a root bound plant is […]

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    Rose Care

    Roses are considered on the world’s favorite flowering plants. The rose is an ancient species of plant which, through centuries of hybridization, has become the marvelously diverse and interesting plant we enjoy today. Common types Climbing Roses – Climbers are often of the large-flowering varieties which bloom in loose clusters of 5-15 blooms. Most are […]

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    Tips for Pruning Trees and Shrubs

    Pruning trees and shrubs is key to maintaining proper form and can also act as a preventative measure for the control and spread of disease. Many problems may be avoided by pruning properly in the formative years of a tree or shrub. Proper pruning at a young age will force the tree or shrub to […]

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    Winter Moth Overview

    The winter moth was introduced to North America from Europe and was first recorded in Nova Scotia in the early 1930s. It has since spread all over coastal areas in the western and eastern United States.   For many years in Massachusetts, defoliation on the south shore near Boston was attributed to cankerworms, a native […]

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