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2 Questions About Using Bacillus Thuringiensis To Get Rid Of Tent Caterpillars In Your Ornamental Trees

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In previous years, you may have watched in disdain as webbed tents form on your favorite ornamental trees. As the tents grow, the caterpillars inside of them eat away at the new leaves and flowers and destroy the overall beauty of your trees. Because of this destruction, you may have decided to try using Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) treatments this year to get rid of them. If so, below are some answers to a couple of questions that you may have about using Bt to get rid of the tent caterpillars. Read More»

Dealing With The Aftermath Of A Major Storm? What To Do About Weather-Damaged Trees

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With a brutal winter finally coming to a close, many homeowners are assessing and preparing to tackle the damage left behind by months of fierce winds, heavy rains, and thick layers of ice and snow. In addition to their home and other structures, homeowners must also deal with any damage done to the mature trees on their property. Left unattended, tears and breaks in the bark, trunks, or major limbs of the tree can make it more susceptible to insect infestation and decay and even weaken or kill the entire tree. Read More»