Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Oak Wilt Beetle

I found it and have pictures of the raskels (beetles) that help spread Oak Wilt. I actually have the beetles in a specimen bag!! How cool is that ?
Nitidulid Beetles

Bradford Pear Trees With Brown Leaves

I'm hearing of Bradford Pear trees with brown dead leaves throughout the tree. This is most likely due to weed killer, or something of the sort, being put on the yard. The tree's root suckers absorb the broad leaf weed killer and leaves die in the tree as well as the sucker leaves.
 It's early enough in the season so the trees should survive. Just stop the weed killer and pull weeds around trees.
If the tree doesn't survive call us to remove it or better yet replace it.

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ISA Certified Arborist Curtis Hopper TX-3236A