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Browning Leyland Cypress found in Waxhaw, NC

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Leyland cypress trees are a great landscape addition, and very popular throughout North Carolina.

The recent wet weather months can leave leyland trees susceptible to disease if not properly treated. We've recently spotted leyland's in Waxhaw, NC showing signs of distress. The symptoms we've seen mimic severe stress - needles browning and and falling off.

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Not All Clovers Are Lucky

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Are clovers slowly taking over your lawn? What better time of year to discuss how to get rid of clover in your lawn, than St. Patrick’s Day weekend! Unless you have a lawn covered in four-leaf clovers and full of luck, I’m sure you are looking for a way to remove this weed.

Help! I Need Somebody (for my Ambrosia Beetles)

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Did you know that Ambrosia beetles can infest and kill over 100 different kinds of plants? If your trees could sing Beatles tunes, we would rather they sang "I feel fine" than "Help! I need somebody . . ."

Record Breaking Rainfall Leaves Trees Susceptible to Uprooting

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This past year, record breaking rainfall was recorded for most of North Carolina. There’s no doubt about it, the Carolina soil is saturated! According to Spectrum News Central, Raleigh-Durham, Fayetteville, Asheville, and Wilmington all set precipitation records for the year.  Rain is typically welcomed in this Southern state, but when does too much wet weather become a stressor to tree health?

In the last few months, our Arborist Representatives have seen a surplus of uprooted trees across Charlotte, Concord, Raleigh-Durham and the Greensboro area. Homeowners and property owners are seeing firsthand the cause and effect of weather playing into the overall health of local trees. Across North Carolina we’ve seen uprooted white oaks, pines, and maples just to name a few.

Sighted in Midland, NC: Dying Arborvitae

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Earlier this week, I headed out to a home in Midland, NC to assess some tree damage from Hurricane Michael. The homeowner had noticed that her arborvitae, which is typically a hardy evergreen, was quickly gaining brown leaves. Sure enough, signs of tree decay were clearly visible across her landscape. Given how quickly this condition can kill an arborvitae, the trees required the immediate attention of our plant health care technician. 

On This Seasons To-Do List: Fall Fertilization

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 This fall, deep root fertilization is at the top of our to-do list!

This Summer, Banish Bagworms for Good.

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Charlotte, NC – The  Bagworm Caterpillar is a tree pest seen year-after-year throughout Charlotte, Concord, Greensboro, and Raleigh, NC. Are your trees prepped and ready for these common creepy crawlers?

Systemic Pesticide - Cankerworms Greatest Fear

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Here in Charlotte NC and surrounding areas in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus County, tiny green worms emerge in early Spring when temperatures stay consecitively warm. These small worms live by feeding off tree foliage. Tree health is compromised when cankerworms damage the trees canopy and can hurt the overall well-being of the tree if not stopped early in the spring season. 

Cankerworms - All You Need To Know About Those Little Green Worms

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It's that time of year again in Charlotte, NC. Temperatures are rising and trees are blooming which means little green worms, otherwise known as Cankerworms are about to make their appearance.  If you've walked the streets lined with trees in Myers Park, taken a neighborhood stroll in the Dilworth Community, or enjoyed a day at the park in Elizabeth, you've more than likely spotted little worms hanging from white silk threads or clustered together in a white caccoon.