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Pin oaks with bacterial leaf scorch.

Bacterial Leaf Scorch in New Jersey: Symptoms, Prevention & Treatment

Do your tree’s leaves look scorched? It could just be due to heat or water stress, but it could also be a symptom of the fatal disease Bacterial Leaf Scorch.
A grove of pin oaks shows signs of oak wilt.

Oak Wilt in New Jersey: Symptoms, Spread, Prevention & Treatment

Oak wilt is a fatal disease that kills oak trees within a few years of infection. These oak wilt FAQs will help you stop it from spreading in New Jersey and protect your oak trees.
mulch piled into a mulch volcano around a mature tree

How Much Mulch Should You Use Around Trees? Mulch Volcano vs Donut

What’s the right amount mulch to use around trees? Should you pile it up to create a “mulch volcano”? Get answers to those questions and more in this article about how to properly mulch a tree - and why.

Why Timing for Insect Pest & Tree Disease Treatments Aren’t Based on the Calendar

To know when it's the right time to apply treatments for tree and landscape pests and diseases, you have to first understand the weather.
cedar apply rust gall

When to Treat Tree Pests & Diseases

Know when insects and diseases are active in central New Jersey so you can maintain a healthy, beautiful landscape with minimal use of potentially toxic chemicals.

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid is Killing New Jersey’s Hemlock Trees

If you have hemlock trees on your property, you probably also have the invasive and deadly Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. Learn how to identify it, how it damages and kills hemlocks, why hemlocks are so critical to our environment, your treatment options, and how to control the spread of the adelgid.
dead pine tree killed by winter salt damage

Avoid Winter Salt Damage to Plants: 7 Simple Tips

Learn how to avoid winter salt damage (and even death) to deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs. What you do this winter is critical.
Yellow caution tape with CAUTION in black letters in front of a yard with trees

How to Tell if Your Tree is Dangerous

There are many reasons why a tree can become dangerous. Learn how to inspect a potentially dangerous tree and evaluate the key defects that can make it a hazard to structures and people nearby.
A whilte-tailed deer heading into a green wooded area

How to Protect Trees & Shrubs From Deer Browsing

Without protection, your trees and shrubs will likely fall victim to deer browsing. Use these tips to prevent deer browsing damage, including deer-resistant plant choices, fencing options, repellents, and more.

Protect Evergreens in Winter with Anti-Desiccants

What are anti-desiccant sprays? How do they work, which plants are they used on (and not used on!), when and how are they applied, and more.
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