Autumn is a great time to fertilize your trees. The primary goal of fall fertilization is to promote healthy root growth. Have our Plant Health Technicians assess your property’s needs and divise the right fertilization plan for you.
Even after the leaves have fallen from your trees, the roots will continue to grow and utilize the applied fertilizer until soil temperatures have dropped below 40°F, often well into November.
Hemlock Wooly Adelgid will begin feeding again as the weather begins to cool in October. If you haven’t already done so, have your Arborist apply control measures before the adelgids cause additional damage to your trees.
Winter Moths have become established in southeastern Massachusetts and have been reported in Rhode Island. They are an emerging threat to maples, oaks, apples, crabapples, ashes, fringe trees, and blueberries among other trees in central Massachusetts and eastern Connecticut. Adults emerge around Thanksgiving into January. Adult moths can be seen swarming around lights at night. The larvae damage foliage before the leaves emerge from the buds. Newly emerging leaves will have a lace-like appearance. Be on the lookout for this pest and report it immediately if you find it. This pest can be controlled with early detection.