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    … Blueberry Insect Pests Blueberry Problem not caused by Diseases or Insects Growing Blueberries in Containers Pruning … or Insects Watering, Fertilizing, Harvesting Strawberries Tree Fruits Thinning Fruits of Fruit Trees Tree Fruit Pollination Tree Fruit Purchasing and Planting …

  • How Do You Decide When to Remove a Tree?

    … Dieback in crown of tree. Photo: Jason Sharman, Vitalitree, Bugwood.org Updated: September 22, 2021 When a tree develops problems, it is frequently difficult to decide … roots that damage lawns and pavement, often infested with diseases or insects specific to the tree species or being an …

  • Ornamental Cherry Trees: Identify and Manage Problems

    … Blooming ornamental cherry tree Updated: October 26, 2021 Key points Ornamental … but are subject to problems associated with insect pests, diseases, and weather extremes. Their lifespan ranges from … habit, and width. Select a site that can accommodate the tree's mature size and width.  Don't crowd trees. Poor air …

  • Dogwood: Identify and Manage Problems

    … dogwood  (Cornus florida)  is a small Maryland native tree with white or pink flower bracts in the spring, colorful … it in a suitable location and take proper care of your tree to minimize stress (e.g., water during drought, avoid … to reduce the chances of problems with common dogwood diseases. Refer to the table below for recommendations. It is …

  • Pruning Trees

    … and improving appearance. Pruning large trees and any tree work that requires climbing or near power lines is dangerous and should be performed by a licensed tree expert or certified arborist. Remove damaged, diseased, … Low temporary branches also protect the trunk. As the tree grows taller, the lower branches may be removed, keeping …

  • Wilt Diseases of Trees

    … for a variety of reasons including winter injury, canker diseases, transplanting and establishment, drought, and salt … cherries, and other stone fruits, elm, golden rain tree, horse chestnut, magnolia, redbud, serviceberry, smoke tree, tulip tree, and tupelo. Early symptoms usually start as …

  • Tree Fruit Purchasing and Planting

    … 2021 If you have the space, desire, and commitment to grow tree fruits consider these points before selecting your … When possible, select varieties that have resistance to diseases you are likely to encounter. Avoid fad trees like … “Container” varieties tend to be disappointing. Most tree fruits suited for the mid-Atlantic region are …

  • Training and Pruning Apple and Pear Trees

    … and fruiting in young trees. Pruning a young apple tree A one-year-old bare-root whip is ideal to plant. Cut it … the plant’s previous shoot-to-root ratio. For a branched tree: Leave branches that are wide-angled and arranged … Why Prune Fruit Trees? Apple Problems not caused by Diseases or Insects Apple and Pear Diseases Apple and Pear …

  • Needle Cast Diseases of Evergreen Trees

    … Updated: March 9, 2021 Key points Needle cast diseases are caused by various fungi that infect the new … interior needles usually are shed prematurely giving the tree a sparse thin appearance. Often the only needles … reddish brown in late winter before they fall from the tree. Infected needles on the ground below the tree develop …

  • What Causes Trees and Shrubs to Die?

    … Factors that contribute to the decline of trees and shrubs Tree and shrub problems, to a large degree, are not due to diseases or insects. Professionally, the causes are often … suddenly. But, by the time it becomes obvious that a tree or shrub is dying, it is often too late to correct the …