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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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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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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 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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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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Spotted Lanternfly FAQs for Connecticut

February 21, 2020

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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snow melts on an asphalt road in Connecticut

How to Identify, Prevent & Treat Winter Salt Damage to Trees & Shrubs

December 17, 2019

How to identify salt-related injury to plants, why it happens, how to prevent salt damage to your trees, and what to do if your trees and shrubs have been affected by winter salt or de-icers.

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fallen tree with rotten roots

How to Prevent Expensive Tree Problems

May 15, 2019

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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