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The Rise of the Lantern Fly

With May and June in full swing, the rise of spotted lantern flies and emerald ash borers (EABs) is imminent. These agile lantern flies, with their acrobatic prowess rivaling ninjas, present a challenge to squish. Originating from Southeast Asia, spotted lantern flies have made their way to New Jersey, posing a threat to various plants.…

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Chemical-Free Ways to Control Insect Pests

A large, green praying mantis with spiny front legs sits perched on a small branch in front of a black background.

If you’re looking for a chemical-free method to reduce the insect pests in your trees and garden, beneficial insects are an ideal choice. By using your plants and trees to attract beneficial insects, you can take advantage of the beneficials that are already there. And with a few cost-effective additions, you can turn your garden into a diverse haven for beneficial insects.

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Disease Alert: Fire Blight

Burnt-looking leaves are signs of fire blight on a pear tree in New Jersey.

There is no current cure for fire blight disease and it can be spread via different ways. That’s why it is important to know how to identify the signs & symptoms of fire blight and what you need to do if you notice those signs.

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IPM: What Is It and Why Should You Care?

Sapsucker holes on the trunk of a tree. Taken by Alpine Tree, New Jersey

Many experienced gardeners and landscape professionals practice Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to make and maintain gardens that are healthy and vigorous, with low populations of pests. Find out why in this article!

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When to Treat Tree Pests & Diseases

cedar apply rust gall

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.

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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.

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