Texas Phoenix Palm Decline

Texas Phoenix Palm Decline (TPPD) is caused by Phytoplasma palmae (a mollicute similar to bacteria, but lacking a cell wall) that is closely related to Palm Lethal Yellowing . TPPD was first described in 1980 in Texas, and first reported in Hillsborough County, FL in 2006. Since 2006, TPPD has spread throughout Florida, mostly around […]

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South American Palm Weevil

The South American Palm Weevil (Rhynchophorus palmarum) is one of a few destructive weevils known especially for attacking Canary Island date palms (Phoenix canariencsis). First discovered in 2010 in San Diego, California, the SAPW poses a major threat to palm trees in the South West. Adult beetles are deep glossy black and can be up […]

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Chlorosis

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Iron or manganese chlorosis (interveinal chlorosis) describes a condition in which a tree’s foliage loses its healthy green color and fades to a pale green or yellow hue. This condition, if allowed to progress, will cause slow growth, leaf loss, and eventually tree death. Chlorosis is often caused by deficiencies of the micro-elements iron and […]

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Japanese Beetle

The Japanese beetle is native to Japan, but arrived in New Jersey before 1916. It’s suspected that the beetle larvae entered our country in a shipment of iris bulbs several years earlier, and before inspection of commodities began. The infestation quickly worsened, and now, nearly every eastern and mid-western state fights the pest off yearly. […]

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Spotted Lanternfly

An invasive pest native to Japan, China, India, Korea  and Vietnam, the Spotted Lanternfly was first discovered in Pennsylvania in 2014. While it prefers to feed on Tree of Heaven, nymphs will feed on a wide range of species, including grape vines and fruit trees. Capable of traveling short distances on its own, people moving […]

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Palmetto Weevil

The Palmetto Weevil (Rhynchophorus cruentatus) is native to Florida and is the largest known weevil in North America. Adults can be up to 1 ¼” in length. Distressed palm trees are most vulnerable to this damaging insect which makes transplanted and environmentally stressed palms more susceptible to attack. Any stress factors such as drought, excessive […]

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Emerald Ash Borer

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive pest introduced from Asia that attacks ash trees. This metallic wood boring beetle was found in Detroit, Michigan and Ontario, Canada in 2002, and has continued to spread into neighboring states and eventually across the U.S. and Canada. The adult is a small, metallic green beetle only […]

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Fire blight

    Fire blight is the most damaging bacterial disease that affects shrubs and trees in the Rosaceous family during warm spring weather combined with rains or heavy dews. This disease is most often found in pear, apple, loquat and crabapple trees and has become a nuisance to homeowners and commercial landscape managers. Flower infections […]

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Iron Chlorosis

Iron or manganese chlorosis (interveinal chlorosis) describes a condition in which a tree’s foliage loses its healthy green color and fades to a pale green or yellow hue. This condition, if allowed to progress, will cause slow growth, leaf loss, and eventually tree death. Chlorosis is often caused by deficiencies of the micro-elements iron and […]

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