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The Michigan Oak Wilt Crisis

Originally published December 2014 Oak Wilt has been on the rise in Michigan and recently there has been such a spike that it has become an epidemic, especially on the west side of the state. It has spread across the state so anyone that has oak trees here should be aware and be monitoring for […]

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Oak Wilt Invades San Antonio, TX

Originally published July 23, 2014 Oak Wilt is a fungal disease that attacks the vascular tissue of the tree, which can be fatal if left untreated. It has been in the United States for decades and has slowly made its way into the urban centers of San Antonio. There is no total prevention or cure […]

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Indoor Gardening Expo, Boston 2015 Wrap-Up with Kristin Nikodemski

Earlier this week, Kristin Nikodemski, Arborjet’s Product Marketing Manager, shared her impressions of the recent Indoor Gardening Expo in Boston, Massachusetts. Accessible Results “The show was nicely attended. There were a lot of people that came in with excellent questions that were really interested in what we had to offer. We had some plant material on […]

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Knock Down Spiraling Whitefly Infestation

Rugose Spiraling Whitefly infestation is easy to identify due to the sticky, sugary and messy “honeydew” the insect produces. Black sooty mold may also grow on the honeydew, drawing further attention. The most obvious sign of an infestation is seeing the flies themselves as well as the white spiraling patterns they make on the bottoms […]

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The 2015 STIHL Tour des Trees Wrap-up

Jeff Palmer, Arborjet’s Upper Midwest Regional Technical Manager and Robert Gorden, Arborjet’s Director of Urban Forestry & Business Development were both riders in the week-long, 500-mile cycling event to benefit the TREE Fund. This year over $600,000 has been raised! The Final Days on the Road On day 6 the riders cycled 86 miles from […]

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Day 5 on the 2015 STIHL Tour des Trees with Robert Gorden

Robert Gorden, Arborjet’s Director of Urban Forestry & Business Development and rider on this year’s Tour des Trees takes the reins updating us on the weeklong, 500-mile cycling event. Today’s ride took the cyclists 87 miles from Ft. Myers Beach to Everglades City. Atypical Timing This ride is typically performed in conjunction with the International […]

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Day 4 on the 2015 STIHL Tour des Trees with Jeff Palmer

Jeff Palmer, Arborjet’s Upper Midwest Regional Technical Manager and rider on this year’s Tour des Trees continues to update us on the weeklong, 500-mile cycling event. Safety First! It is mid-week on the tour and the riders, including myself, are enjoying our trip across Florida raising awareness about trees. We woke up to light showers […]

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Day 3 on the 2015 STIHL Tour des Trees with Jeff Palmer

Enjoy today’s update from Jeff Palmer, Arborjet’s Upper Midwest Regional Technical Manager and rider on this year’s Tour des Trees. Stormy Weather The weather turned a bit sour on day three of the Tour des Trees. Riders rolled out from Lido Beach under overcast skies and sprinkles. By lunch, the light drizzle had turned into […]

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Day 2 on the 2015 STIHL Tour des Trees with Jeff Palmer

Here is today’s update from Jeff Palmer, Arborjet’s Upper Midwest Regional Technical Manager and rider on this year’s Tour des Trees. Back on the Road & Tree Dedications After 110 miles on day one, most tour riders were looking forward to slightly shorter day in the saddle. The exception being the die-hard veterans who look […]

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Day 1 on the 2015 STIHL Tour des Trees with Jeff Palmer

Sunday marked the first day of the 2015 Tour des Trees, a ride to raise money for urban tree research. As many as 85 riders assembled in Orlando, Florida to set out on a 560 mile journey across the Sunshine State. Here’s an update from Jeff Palmer, Arborjet’s Upper Midwest Regional Technical Manager and rider […]

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