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Friday, 24 February 2012 11:45
Winter Damage to Trees and Shrubs
There are many factors that have the potential to cause winter damage to trees and shrubs in the winter months. Fluctuating of temperatures during the winter season can cause bark to split, the site placement of the tree or shrub on the property or rodents and deer that feed on the bark, twigs or foliage all which may cause injury.
How can you minimize winter damage to trees and shrubs?
Please let us know if you have any comments or questions on this as our team of landscape professional or horticulturists can assist in making sure your trees and shrubs are healthy year round.
Published in Residential Landscape Maintenance
Thursday, 16 February 2012 11:06
James Martin Associates is Hosting a Lunch and Learn on the Emerald Ash Borer
WHEN: Wednesday February 29, 2012
TIME: 11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m.
WHAT: Arborist, Dan Klindera of Autumn Tree Care will lead a discussion on the Emerald Ash Borer
WHERE: Philly G’s at 1252 East US Hwy 45 in Vernon Hills, IL
SEATS LIMITED-Bring a guest and reserve your spot TODAY:
Contact Dorie Roth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-876-8049
Published in Events
Thursday, 16 February 2012 10:08
Some interesting things to know about the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB):
Quarantine Boundaries Defined per the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Effective November 10, 2011
Regulated Areas, shall read:
1.The entire Counties of Boone, Bureau, Champaign, Clark, Coles, Cook, Cumberland, DeKalb, Dewitt, Douglas, DuPage, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Grundy, Iroquois, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, Livingston, Macon, Marion, Marshall, McHenry, McLean, Moultrie, Ogle, Piatt, Putnam, Shelby, Stark, Vermillion, Will, Winnebago, and Woodford; and
2. Any other area within the State of Illinois where the presence of the Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire) is confirmed in the future. These amendments to the Quarantine shall be effective on or after this 10th day of November 2011. All other provisions of the original quarantine, as previously amended, shall remain in full force and effect. For more information visit www.agr.state.il.us/eab/index.php
The treatment is not 100%, but it may help if a healthy tree is treated with insecticide. Research is still being done on the treatments, as well as the side effects.
May-July is when the adult beetle emerges and the female lays an abundant amount of eggs which hatch into larvae. The larvae then begin to chew the inner bark creating a winding road on the bark as they gnaw, which disrupts the transportation of water and nutrients to the tree.
What are some of the Signs or Symptoms?
How do I know if my county is currently infected? Visit IllinoisEAB.com to find out more informationSources: Emerald Ash Borer.info and Illinois Department of Agriculture and IllinoisEAB.com
Published in Commercial Landscape Maintenance