Gypsy Moth

Oak Trees– They Underpin Most Ecosystems But are a Forgotten Stalwart

Photo: Fall treated oak versus untreated oak during peak defoliation in New England. 2017    Oaks, a diverse family, and one of the stateliest trees in our native and urban forests, are often overlooked because they’ve “always been here”, and most people just expect that they always will. As endless waves of non-native tree pests […]

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Gypsy Moth: What We Know Today….

Last year the oldest standing Oak at the Quabbin Reservoir died due to repeated attacks by the Gypsy Moth. The affect of repeated defoliation on trees is widely known, but Gypsy Moth outbreaks have not been as severe in New England since the widespread outbreak in the early 1980’s. Rainy springs during 2018 and again […]

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Drought and Pest Pressures: How to Save Your Stressed-Out Trees

Drought and Pest Pressures

As temperatures begin to rise across the country and spike even higher in traditionally warm areas, protecting drought-stressed trees should take precedence in your recommended treatment plan. Trees suffering from drought stress have increased risk of damage from attacking insects, diseases, heat, and cold. Here are some pests to be aware of and treatments to […]

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