Meet Your Upper Midwest Plant Healthcare Expert
Western Area Technical Manager
Meet Jeff Palmer
Jeff graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. in Forestry. He began as a Horticulturist and Consultant and then managed a large plant health care (PHC) firm in the Twin Cities area. Jeff went on to operate his own Commercial Landscape Maintenance business for more than 15 years.
Since joining Arborjet in 2009, Jeff has assisted hundreds of municipalities and plant health care companies with the implementation of their PHC programs and has a particular strength in management of Emerald Ash Borer. Jeff continues to fine tune treatment protocols for managing tree issues like EAB, Bur Oak Blight, and Oak Wilt, among others. Jeff Palmer is a Certified Arborist and Municipal Specialist.
Jeff resides in the suburbs of the Twin Cities and in his free time you may find him fishing or hiking with his two sons. It is one of Jeff’s goals to visit the tallest natural point in each state and he is nearly half way there. Jeff also loves to cycle and has completed multiple Tour des Trees.
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The fungus is spread through root grafts between neighboring trees and by insects. Red Oaks are particularly susceptible to oak wilt. The infection causes leaf discoloration, defoliation and death in a very short period of time (from two months to one year).
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.
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 manganese, and is particularly prevalent in oak.
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.