Meet Your High Plains Plant Healthcare Expert
High Plains Regional Technical Manager
Meet Korey Lofy
Korey Lofy has taken on the role of Regional Technical Manager for the Rocky Mountain and Great Plain States, including: Montana, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado, Nebraska and Arizona.
Korey is an ISA Certified Arborist with a Pesticide Applicator’s license in four states who has been involved in the green industry for 20 years. He began his career working in a greenhouse at the age of 13 and went on to start his own landscaping company to help pay for university. He successfully graduated from The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point with a triple major in Urban Forestry, Forest Recreation, and Interpersonal Communications.
Korey has always loved science and learning about trees. One semester in college, Korey’s course load included Organic Chemistry, Soil Science, Tree Physiology, and Entomology – and that’s when the puzzle started to come together. Ever since, he’s been helping folks build businesses and save trees. When Korey is not saving trees or in the office, you can catch Korey enjoying a good book, on his mountain bike or downhill skiing.
Have you seen these pests on your home?
These pests have been causing destruction throughout the Rocky Mountain and Great Plain States. Arborjet offers environmentally responsible tree and plant care treatments that help to combat European Elm Scale, Emerald Ash Borer and Fire Blight.
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Emerald Ash Borer
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.
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.
European Elm Scale
Scale insects are common insect pests on ornamental trees and shrubs in landscapes. They feed, with their tube-like mouthparts, within the vascular system, where nutrients and fluids are transported.
Characteristics of soft scales generally include 1) one generation per year; 2) honeydew production; 3) convex in shape or resemble a helmet; 4) high crawler activity; and 5) a protective body wall.