Category Archives: Arboriculture

Fall Pest Management on Beech and Pear

  Introduced Beech scale (Cryptococcus fagisugae) is easier to see this time of year on our native American beech (Fagus grandifolia).  That’s because of the white waxy coverings the females produced to protect their eggs in late summer. 

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Seeing Dieback on Maples?

Several Landscape Professionals are reporting significant canopy dieback in maple trees this year.

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Upcoming 2019 IPM Workshops!

Looking for a fun, educational workshop to brush up on your woody landscape plant health knowledge and skills?  Looking to network with other professionals? Have I got the workshop for you! OMAFRA-ISAO Course: “IPM and Site Condition Assessment For Woody … Continue reading

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Leps Looking Moderate-High in Some Areas

            Seeing holes in newly emerged leaves but all you can find are dark, fuzzy little caterpillars?  Gypsy moth larvae have also begun to feed.  Look for holes in leaves and turn over inspect  leaf … Continue reading

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Welcoming The Victoria Day Long Weekend!

  What a treat! Several of our sugar maples are blooming this year all over southern Ontario, from Barrie to Niagara, these native beauties are gracing our landscapes with blooms.  Its been 5 years since sugar maples were blooming like this. The cooler weather continues!  Climatologists are predicting that our daytime temperatures will stay moderate until about the […]

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

There may still be snow in the bush in Cottage country but at long last, its been warm enough to support bloom on several early flowering plants.  It looks like some milder weather is coming this week!  Night time low’s … Continue reading

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Upcoming IPM Workshop for Landscape, Arboriculture and Garden Centre Pro’s

Looking for a fun, educational workshop to brush up on your integrated plant health knowledge and skills?  Looking to network with other professionals? Have I got the workshop for you!

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Did You Manage to Manage Beech Scale This Fall?

  Introduced Beech scale (Cryptococcus fagisugae) is easier to see this time of year on our native American beech (Fagus grandifolia).  That’s because of the white waxy coverings the females produce to protect their eggs. 

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You Must Remember This?

Now is the time for dormant oil applications to smother overwintering pear leaf blister mites Continue reading

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IPM This Week – July 9, 2018

                 Fall webworm (Hyphantria cunea) are laying their eggs on foliage (Juglans, Prunus, Betula, Fraxinus) at this time (Photo: Charlotte Thomson, LO Nursery Scout).  They have multiple generations per year and most people … Continue reading

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