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Connecticut Tree Care Tips

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Things change quickly in CT when it comes to pests, weather events, and other things affecting your trees and landscape. Stay in the know with our monthly newsletter. No spam - we promise!

A deciduous tree without leaves during the winter months in Connecticut.

Is my tree dead or just dormant?

January 23, 2023

In this article, we will go over the basics of how to tell if your tree is dead or just dormant for the winter, what issues you should look out for, and when to call in a professional.

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Black knot gall on a cherry tree.

Do Your Fruit Trees Have Black Knot?

November 15, 2022

Black knot is a fungus usually found on fruit trees, especially cherry trees. Learn about which trees are susceptible to black knot, how to prevent it, and what to do if your fruit tree has the fungus.

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Close-up of the spotted lanternfly, an invasive pest in Connecticut

Spotted Lanternfly FAQs for Connecticut

September 28, 2022

The invasive and destructive Spotted Lanternfly has been found in Connecticut. These FAQs cover how to identify it, the damage it causes, which trees are at risk, how to prevent it from spreading, and what to do if you find one.

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How to Prevent Expensive Tree Problems

August 25, 2022

Many tree failures, damage, pest infestations, and diseases can be prevented if you know what to look for. In this article, we cover common CT tree problems, causes, and solutions.

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V-shaped co-dominant stems on a deciduous tree in Connecticut.

Multi-Stemmed Trees & Codominant Stems: Are They Dangerous?

November 16, 2021

Multi-stemmed trees and trees with codominant stems (when two main trunks develop on a tree) have some unique issues. Learn what to look for, why it’s dangerous, how to prevent it, and what to do if your tree has multiple or codominant stems.

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Above-ground tree roots with green grass and fallen leaves.

What To Do With Tree Roots Growing Above Ground

October 25, 2021

Exposed tree roots are a tripping hazard, they’re easily damaged (making them an easy access point for diseases and insects), and they frequently ruin lawn and landscape equipment. So, what can you do to fix exposed tree roots?

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Fallen fall leaves cover the green grass and are piled up in a residential Connecticut yard, with a tree trunk in the background.

Fall Tree Care for Connecticut Homeowners

September 28, 2021

Learn the simple things you can do this fall to help your trees, shrubs, and yard prepare for whatever winter may bring.

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Prematurely yellow tree leaves against a blue summer sky

Why Are Tree Leaves Yellowing and Falling Off in August?

August 18, 2021

Are the leaves on your trees turning yellow or brown, or even dropping prematurely? Is that normal or something to be worried about? This article will help you understand what’s going on with your trees this summer!

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New leaves emerging on a beech tree in spring.

Beech Leaf Disease FAQs for Connecticut

July 22, 2021

Beech Leaf Disease, a fatal tree disease, is spreading in CT. It’s most noticeable in the leaves, where it causes dark bands (among other symptoms). A lot is still unknown about this disease, but there are things you can do to help control and protect your beech trees from this dangerous disease.

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A backyard in Connecticut in the middle of summer with the sun shining through trees.

Summer Care for Connecticut Trees

June 14, 2021

Connecticut’s summer heat, drought, and thunderstorms can quickly damage or even kill your trees. Learn the best ways to help your trees survive summer and ensure their future health.

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