asian longhorned beetle

Asian Longhorned Beetle

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) wants to remind everyone that August is Tree Check Month. Now is the […]


Education is Key

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Walking Tour Speaker: Dr. Dave Roberts, PhD., Senior Academic Specialist, MSU Extension “Get your hiking boots on and don your fatigues, […]

Japense beetles

Japanese Beetles

Japanese beetles aren’t just a scourge on ornamental gardens but feed on hundreds of different plant species making them well adapted to a variety of […]

fireworks and trees

Fireworks and Trees

It’s that time of year, when families gather to celebrate Independence Day with food and fireworks. Some enjoy displays put on by their town, and […]



Arborvitae require more TLC than what you might think. There are several species of arborvitae used in our Michigan landscapes. Mission, green giant, globe, upright, […]

healthy lawns

Healthy Lawns

Dead turf can be caused by a number of reasons, including grubs, moles and salt damage. Finding the actual cause is key to solving these […]

needle cast

Needle Cast

Many untreated spruce trees are being affected by needle cast. Blue spruce sustains the greatest damage, but we are also noticing damage to Colorado, Norway and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]



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 […]

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 […]