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Emerald Ash Borer Study-Latest Research Out of MSU-Kentwood EAB trial, 2010

  GREEN ASH: Fraxinus pennsylvanica Marsh. D. R. Smitley & T. W. Davis EMERALD ASH BORER; Department of Entomology Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 48824-1115 517-355-3385 tdavis@msu.edu   Mixing and applying drench treatments at Kentwood EAB trial, 2010.   EMERALD ASH BORER CONTROL IN ASH STREET TREES IN A NEIGHBORHOOD IN…

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Tree Fertilization-Micro Nutrients

Fertilization-MicroNutrients Fertilization is the subject of the proper balance of elements needed for a plant to have a healthy and vigorous life-from it’s juvenile state through maturity, from one season to the next, and with varying environmental and physical conditions.  With all of these variables it is obvious that a plants nutrient requirements is in…

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A Primer On Soil Science

A Primer On Soil Science By Bud Franklin Excerpt from January 2011 Tree Tips Newsletter For this January newsletter I thought it may be a good time to talk a little about soils and how they affect your plants.  Without a good understanding of some basic principles about soil science growing healthy trees can be…

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Tree Care-Managing Salt Burn

Tree Care-Managing Salt Burn by Bud Franklin Excerpt from February 2011 Tree Tips Newsletter In last months newsletter I mentioned the negative effects that salt accumulation has on both the soil and plant tissue.  It is such a common problem with a simple solution  that I thought it deserves a more detailed discussion. It is…

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Tree Care

Tree Care and Extreme Weather by Bud Franklin Excerpt from Aug 2012 Tree Tips Newsletter For those of you who are first timers, this newsletter is provided to share information about the care and maintenance of our wonderful trees. They provide so many benefits to our lives: Oxygen, shade, beauty, balance, habitat and so much…

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Pruning

Pruning By Bud Franklin Excerpted from Tree Tips Newsletter Nov 2011 Pruning is a cultural practice that needs to be done every few years to eliminate any dead, diseased or damaged branches as well as to enhance the shape of the canopy and to allow for the penetration of light.  In other words to improve…

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Galls

Galls By Bud Franklin Excerpted from January 2012 Tree Tips Newsletter Galls are growths on a plant that are caused by an external pest, i.e. insect, bacteria, fungi, virus, parasite or nematode. They can appear on any part of the plant-leaf, flower, twig, branch, trunk or root.  They can range in size from hardly visible…

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Bark Beetles

Contact: Eric Day, Manager, Insect Identification Laboratory Publication Number 444-216, August 1996 Bark Beetles Coleoptera: Scolytidae, several species. Over 600 beetles in the family Scolytidae are commonly referred to as bark beetles. Species identification is difficult because nearly all bark beetles are black or brown, cylindrical, hard- shelled, and between 1/8 and 1/3 inch long….

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Ponderosa Pine Bark Beetle Control

Bud Franklin, Horticulturist June 26, 2003 Background Arizona is currently experiencing an infestation of bark beetles that are contributing to the demise of hundreds of thousands of pine trees. The two beetles responsible for this attack are the Pine Engraver Beetle and the Western Pine Beetle. Although many species of pine are being attacked, the…

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Systemic Tree Implants

Systemic Implants by Bud Franklin October 30, 2003 The professional tree industry is continuously searching for more effective means of treating trees with nutritional and pest problems. There are numerous methods which can be employed to deliver nutrients and pesticides to plant material and this article’s intent is to discuss those and briefly outline advantages…

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