White Prunicola Scale Infestation on Holly and a close up of the scale.

Plant Health Care News 2018

White Prunicola Scale

White Prunicola Scale is an armored scale insect that feeds on lilac, holly and Prunus species (...

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IMPORTANCE OF WATER

An important fact most people may not know is that the symptoms of drought and the symptoms of overwatering are identical. So it’s vital that you...

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John B. Ward staff vertical-mulch and prune the hornbeam hedge, February, 2017

Case Study Underperforming Hornbeam Hedge in Devon

A three-year-old hornbeam hedge in Devon, PA developed leaf bronzing and growth inconsistency in the late summer of 2016. The hedge had...

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Canopy Death and Sprouting from EAB Infestation and close up of Woodpecker  Damage on Emerald Ash Borer Infested  Ash Tree in Michigan.

Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a wood-boring insect native to Asia that was first discovered in Pennsylvania in 2007. It was found in Bucks County in...

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Boxwoods defoliated from Boxwood Blight with closeup of the leaves. Top Right: Sticky fungal spores on infected twig.  Bottom Right: characteristic dark streaking on twigs.

Boxwood Blight

Boxwoods are the most popular evergreen shrub in our area. They are deer-resistant and easy to grow, and are available in several varieties to...

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Dead Ash Tree as a result of the Emerald  Ash Borer.

Plant Health Care Spring 2016

Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an insect native to Asia that...

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We are always looking forward to the first blooms of Spring after a long and difficult Winter.

Plant Health Care Spring 2015

Emerald Ash Borer
There were no sightings of new populations of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in the Delaware Valley in 2014....

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Bill O’Neil, ISA Certified Arborist, applies a foliar spray in Rosemont. We are constantly researching to bring you the safest, most effective controls available. This photo also reminds us of the amazing beauty that will be here in the spring!

Plant Health Care

Bitterly Cold Winter
As I write this, we are having the first break from the bitter cold of January. We do expect to see the...

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Case Study: Beautiful Weeping Beech Tree in Wynnewood

We love to know the history of trees and why they are important to our clients. This year a client asked me to check a weeping beech tree at his...

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