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Updated: September 7, 2021

How Do You Decide When to Remove a Tree?

Factors to consider when removing a tree.
tree decline - dead branches in canopy
Updated: September 16, 2021

Reducing Lawns - Case Studies

View several examples of portions of lawns being replaced with climate-friendly plants and landscaping.
Updated: September 8, 2021

Azaleas and Rhododendrons: Identify and Manage Problems

List of azalea and rhododendron diseases, insect pests, and abiotic problems.
rhododendron bloom
Updated: September 2, 2021

What's Wrong with my Colorado Blue Spruce Tree?

Dr. Dave Clement, University of Maryland Extension Plant Pathologist, explains two common diseases of this popular evergreen tree. 
spruce branches dying - cytospora canker symptoms
Updated: September 1, 2021

Overwintering Tropical Plants

With some care, tropical plants can be overwintered to be used again in the next growing season.
bright yellow hibiscus flower
Updated: August 25, 2021

Boxwood: Growing and Diagnosing Common Problems

Diagnose, manage, and prevent common boxwood problems
Updated: August 23, 2021

Insect Pests of Azaleas and Rhododendrons

Lace bug, black vine weevil, borers, caterpillars, leafminer, scale, and whitefly insects are the major insects on azaleas and rhododendrons.
pink rhododendron flowers
Updated: August 20, 2021

Guide to Pruning Hydrangeas

Prune hydrangeas at the right time to ensure flowers.
blue hydrangea blooms Pixabay
Updated: August 11, 2021

Why Oak Trees are Declining or Dying

Oak trees are declining for a variety of reasons.
oak decline symptoms
Updated: August 10, 2021

Pruning Tree and Shrub Basics

The basics of pruning trees and shrubs
sycamore branching structure