benefits of trees

Benefits of Trees

Most trees and shrubs in Michigan communities are planted to provide beauty and shade, but there are many benefits beyond that. • Trees combat climate change […]

soil test

Soil Test

Although trees are a dominant fixture in your landscape, they share the stage with grass, shrubs and plants. All of these have one resource in common, […]

bronze birch borer

Bronze Birch Borer

Bronze Birch Borer has been a serious pest of birch trees. Its preferred host is European white birch. Paper, yellow and gray birch are also attacked […]

Birch Leafminer

Birch Leafminers

Birch Leafminers are sawflies, which are closely related to bees and wasps, and the most common insect pest of birch trees in North America. Its preferred […]

plant diseases

Plant Diseases

Fungal, Viral or Bacterial Disease is defined as “suboptimal plant growth brought about by a continuous irritant, such as a pathogen (an organism capable of causing […]

boxwood leafminer

Boxwood Leafminer

As our arborists and techs conduct their Plant Health Care treatments, they are noticing quite a few leaf blisters in boxwoods. These blisters contain the young […]

Canker

Cankers

Cankers are localized dead areas of bark in trees and shrubs caused by fungi and bacterial infection. Canker pathogens can cause branches and twigs to die […]

use mowers carefully around trees

Use Mowers Carefully Around Your Trees

Use mowers and string trimmers carefully around your trees and shrubs. Routine lawn care can cause high-impact damage to the protective bark of trees and shrubs. […]

bagworm

Bagworm

Bagworms, thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis, feed on more than 120 species of trees and shrubs. Including most species of evergreen trees and bushes, conifers, as well as some […]