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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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

Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive pest native to Japan, China, India, Korea  and Vietnam, which was first discovered in Pennsylvania in 2014. Have you visited goodbyespottedlanternfly.com? 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 only short […]

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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 can be […]

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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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Apple Scab

Apple scab is a fungal disease caused by the fungus Venturia inaequalis, which affects leaves, fruit and twigs. While most common in apple trees, both pear and hawthorn are also frequently infected by the fungus. Outbreaks will be most severe following particularly wet and cool spring conditions. The fungus overwinters on fallen leaves and begins […]

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Dutch Elm Disease

Dutch Elm Disease is a vascular wilt disease that causes rapid decline in as few as 6 weeks after infection.   American and European elms are commonly infected in two ways: via elm bark beetles that vector the disease from infected to healthy trees, or via fungi that are transmitted through root grafts. Dutch Elm […]

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