An Opportunity To Make a Difference

Arborjet is committed to our local communities. As far we’re concerned,  we have an obligation to find solutions to help support our urban forests. Every once in a while, we get an opportunity to make a real difference that has the potential to impact an entire community. That opportunity was granted to us this week […]

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Apple Scab: Symptoms and How to Treat

Description & Treatment Apple Scab is a fungal disease which can affect the leaves, fruit, and twigs of flowering, ornamental trees such as crabapple, hawthorn (Venturia inequalis) and pear (V. pirina). Infection on newly emerging leaves is favored by wet and cool spring conditions. Early symptoms of Apple Scab are brownish-green spots on the leaves […]

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Anthracnose: What are the Symptoms and How to Treat It

Anthracnose – Description & Treatment Anthracnose (Leaf Blight) is a general term for foliar diseases caused by numerous species of fungi and affects a broad range of trees including ash, dogwood, maple, beech, birch, elm, linden, oak, sycamore and willow. Visible symptoms of the disease vary with species and host but most commonly, infected leaves […]

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Arborists and Researchers Come Together to Tackle the Spread of Spotted Lanternfly

Spotted lanternfly is here and continuing to spread across the states. If it continues, the impact could be devastating.  Recently, Don Grosman, Arborjet Entomologist, attended two spotted lanternfly (SLF) summits. The first was the “Spotted Lanternfly Green Industry Summit,” hosted by Bartlett Tree Experts at their Research Lab in Charlotte, NC on February 27-28. Over 50 […]

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Fireblight. How to Identify and Treat

Fireblight spreads quickly between trees in close proximity. Pollinators, rain and wind can spread the disease. Description & Treatment Fireblight is a bacterial disease affecting apple, pear, crabapple, hawthorn, and quince. It spreads quickly between trees in close proximity. Pollinators, rain and wind can spread the disease.   The pathogen (Erwinia amylovora) can spread through the […]

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Proven Treatment for Spotted Lanternfly

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture this invasive pest  “could be the most destructive species in 150 years.”   Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive pest, originally from Asia that is currently and rapidly spreading across the country. Native to Asia, the brightly colored planthopper was first discovered in Pennsylvania in 2014.Established populations are now found in […]

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Save Water. Improve fruit set and extend water access for dry farming.

Humectants when properly combined with other compounds, can condense water vapor into a droplet that is useable to the plant. Many people are familiar with the use of wetting agents designed to break surface tension and allow irrigation or rain water to penetrate the soil. They do a great job in this respect but they […]

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Updates from this year’s Golf Industry and Sports Turf Management Association Shows

One of the biggest concerns, still continues to be water management. At this year’s, Golf Industry and Sports Turf Managers Association shows, one of the biggest concerns with professional turf managers still, continues to be water management.  Now, we’re not necessarily talking drought, but managing soil moisture is the main concern.  Compared to previous years, […]

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