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.
NEWS & BLOGS
Crape myrtle trees are a beautiful and very common tree in Charlotte, NC that are also known for the pruning that is required to maintain their beauty. Crape myrtle trees are known to easily split if not pruned properly. The overall goal of pruning the crape myrtles is to shape the overall look of the tree, produce strong branches and showcase the smooth multi-toned bark.
However, many individuals commit “crape murder” sometimes without even knowing they’re doing so. Cutting the branches back to thin stubs becomes detrimental to the health of the tree.
Defoliators (an adult or larval insect) eat or destroy the leaves or foliage off of trees and shrubs most commonly in two phases, early season (early spring to summer) and late season (later summer to fall.) In this post we'll share the difference between the two defoliators and the different treatment options.
Charlotte, NC, has seen a fair share of rainfall these last few months. Has all this rain done more harm than good? The answer may be, yes. Too much rain may be hurting your plants and trees root systems. The main reason rain can be harmful is due to the fact that excessive rain deprives roots of the oxygen needed for survival, and a lack of oxygen in the soil doesn’t allow water or soil nutrients the opportunity to be absorbed.