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Cracked sidewalk with visible damage caused by encroaching tree roots, illustrating the impact of underground growth on concrete surfaces.

What To Do When Your Neighbor’s Tree Roots Damage Your Property

February 26, 2024

Tree roots from neighboring properties can cause extensive damage. Discover the surprising signs of root damage and explore your options within the framework of Connecticut’s tree laws.

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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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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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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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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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Leaf with tar stain disease

Is My Tree Sick? 8 Signs Something is Wrong with Your Tree

March 29, 2021

Look for these eight common symptoms that mean your tree is suffering from pests, disease, or environmental stress and learn what to do about it.

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Bagworm hanging from a branch with a green background

Bagworm FAQs for Connecticut

July 23, 2020

Dead leaves and branch tips on your evergreens? It might be bagworm. Learn the facts, including identification, targeted plants, timing, spread, signs of damage, and control options.

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A hand with some dry soil, and more dry soil in the background

Do Trees in Connecticut Need Fertilization?

May 18, 2020

Whether trees need fertilization depends on your soil. See the common soil problems in CT, how it affects your trees, what to do about it, when, and how.

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