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Black Knot Fungus

Black Knot Fungus

The disease, Dibotryon morbosom, commonly known as Black knot fungus, gets its name from the black and knotty outgrowth it produces. Infection from this fungus occurs in the spring when spores are transmitted from wind or splashed in the rain onto new growth. The...

Mulch Volcanoes!

Mulch Volcanoes!

This is the time of year when you will start thinking about your landscape. One of the most common things to do with your landscape in the Spring is to clean out the debris that has accumulated in the mulch beds over the Winter and then spread a layer of fresh mulch....

Which Trees Damage Foundations

Which Trees Damage Foundations

The risk of a tree causing foundation and structural issues in a home can be avoided with a little work on the front end. There are many ways to ensure that the foundation of your house can be (maintained/upkeep) while enjoying shrubs and trees near your home. First,...

When is the Best Time to Trim Trees

When is the Best Time to Trim Trees

Professional Tree Care Many people ask when the best time to prune a tree is during the year. The answer to this can be explained in three parts which will be described below. The Full Picture First of all, a tree is a living organism that reacts to internal and...

Current Treatments and Eye Openers!

Current Treatments and Eye Openers!

Things to Watch Treatments for bagworm will continue through June. We are trying to control the amount of feeding that is occurring from the caterpillars. During the larval stage, the insect feeds on the leaves and needles of trees and shrubs. The chewing mouthparts...

Japanese Beetle, Scales, and Summer

Japanese Beetle, Scales, and Summer

Japanese Beetle Be on the lookout for Japanese beetles! These insects will begin popping up late June and early July. Japanese beetles overwinter as larvae in our soils beneath our trees. In spring the larvae feed on roots and grass and can cause serious turf damage...

Apple Scab, Bagworm and Black Knot

Apple Scab, Bagworm and Black Knot

The Bark As a reminder, we are still treating Apple Scab, and treatments will continue throughout April. If you have not started treating yet this year, we will put you on the schedule for next spring! If left untreated, major defoliation is possible in summer leading...

The Dreaded Mulch Volcano

The Dreaded Mulch Volcano

March Treatments We typically start treating for Apple scab (Venturia inaequalis) in late March and treatments will continue through April. Symptoms include discoloration and defoliation of trees with leaves and fruit showing signs of dark brown spots. These symptoms...

Urban Trees and Spring

Urban Trees and Spring

Urban Trees Take a second to think about your tree; there's a good chance that its not growing where it started out! Trees in the Urban Forest live in different conditions than in their natural setting of a forest and can demonstrate many different behaviors! Trees in...

Bringing In The New Year

Bringing In The New Year

Welcome Welcome to the first edition of The Bark! This is a monthly newsletter created by Joseph Tree to share with you important information, exciting news, and updates regarding tree care specific to you in the Central Ohio region.Our Goal "At Joseph Tree we are...