Have You Seen The Spotted Lantern Fly in Your Yard?

You can an identify and infestation by looking for inch long putty like egg masses. If you think you have Spotted Lantern Flies call us the schedule a free inspection. To learn more about the Spotted Lantern Fly check out this article by the State of New Jersey’s Department of Agriculture;

Spring Tree Pruning

Spring has sprung in New Jersey. One of the biggest problems for homeowners in spring is winter damage caused by heavy wind, rain and snow or extreme temperatures over the winter. If you have or think you many have damage, call us for a free consultation.

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Top 10 Tree Problems:
  • Lace Bug: Lace bugs target broad-leaf evergreens such as andromeda, azalea, and rhododendron. Early detection is the key to getting rid of an infestation. Look for yellow-silver stippling on the topsides of leaves. 
Lace Bug
  • Mites: Mites pose a serious threat a wide variety of plants, and can seriously impact the visual appearance of a plant. Mites favor warm, dry climates, and are an extremely serious issue for many homeowners. 
Two Spotted Spider Mite
Oak Spider Mites
  • Tent Caterpillars: Caterpillars can weaken many trees and shrubs, increasing the chance of a secondary infestation. Look for silken, yellow cocoons. 
Tent Caterpillar
  • Borers: Borers are attracted to unhealthy trees, burrowing in and laying eggs inside the trunk. The best defense against borers is to keep your trees healthy and unstressed. 
Spotted Lanternfly
  • Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: One of the most common pests, these insects can cause the death of a tree if left untreated. They leave behind a telltale white wax and target primarily older trees. 
Hemlock Wooley Adelgid
  • Scale Insects: These insects target primarily hardwoods and conifers. Some signs of an infestation include abnormal leaf and shoot growth, yellow or red leaves, and branch gouting. 
Scale Insects
  • Anthracnose Disease: This fungal disease affects deciduous and flowering trees. Look for a spotting of foliage in spring and summer. 
Anthracnose Disease
  • Winter Injury: Even during mild winters, evergreens can lose moisture and not be able to replenish it. Thus, make sure your evergreens have sufficient soil moisture. 
Winter Injury
  • Weevil Insects: Weevils are commonly found on flowers and fruits.  Look for notches around the edge of leaves.
Weevil Insect
  • Aphid Insects: Aphids are small and pearl shaped. An infestation can cause yellow discoloration and defoliation. 
Aphid