Tree Problems Caused by Nonliving Factors

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Updated: September 16, 2021

IPM - Prevent, Identify, and Manage Plant Problems

How to ID, prevent, and manage plant problems in Maryland using IPM
no lawn landscape
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 1, 2021

Excess Water Problems with Trees

Too much water or changes in the flow of water can cause the decline of trees and shrubs.
flooded tree
Updated: August 26, 2021

Winter Damage on Landscape Plants

A more detailed look into the effects of winter damage on trees and shrubs in the landscape.
snow damage on tree
Updated: August 23, 2021

Nutrient Deficiency of Trees and Shrubs

Nutrient deficiencies symptoms often appear as a yellowing of leaves in between the veins.
nutrient deficiency symptoms - yellowing leaves on maple tree
Updated: August 20, 2021

What Causes Trees and Shrubs to Die?

Not all plant problems are caused by insects and diseases. Many tree and shrub problems are due to environmental issues or planting errors.
oak death from drought
Updated: July 19, 2021

Air Pollution Damage on Trees and Shrubs

Air pollution damage is often mistakenly caused by insects or diseases.
Air polution on ash
Updated: May 26, 2021

Evergreen Foliage Yellowing

Evergreen needles and leaves turn color naturally before shedding.
yellowing needles on pine - normal needle cast
Updated: May 26, 2021

Embedded Wires, Nylon Cord, and Wire Baskets

Avoid problems caused by outdated tree planting practices.
guy wire embedded in a tree trunk
Updated: May 26, 2021

Grade Change Problems with Trees

Grade changes can be necessary during construction but also cause problems for trees.
construction grade changes to tree planting