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    … Insect Pests Blueberry Problem not caused by Diseases or Insects Growing Blueberries in Containers Pruning Blueberries … 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 … damage lawns and pavement, often infested with diseases or insects specific to the tree species or being an invasive …

  • Ornamental Cherry Trees: Identify and Manage Problems

    … Blooming ornamental cherry tree Updated: October 26, 2021 Key points Ornamental … habit, and width. Select a site that can accommodate the tree's mature size and width.  Don't crowd trees. Poor air … moth species (Tallamy, 2007). The caterpillars of these insects are essential food for young birds (Narango, et.al., …

  • 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 referred to as … suddenly. But, by the time it becomes obvious that a tree or shrub is dying, it is often too late to correct the …

  • Tree Fruit Purchasing and Planting

    … 2021 If you have the space, desire, and commitment to grow tree fruits consider these points before selecting your … “Container” varieties tend to be disappointing. Most tree fruits suited for the mid-Atlantic region are … can look tempting at the nursery or big box stores.  Most tree fruits are grafted onto a separate rootstock that is …

  • Insecticides for Fruit Pests

    … organisms, including aquatic species, and beneficial insects, including bees.   They are also formulated in … oil.  Neem  is derived from the seed of the tropical neem tree. The active ingredient, azadirachtin, acts as an insect … the pests and diseases it controls. Usually labeled for tree fruits.  Horticultural Oil  is an important tool for …

  • FAQs: Plant and Insect Identification

    … is home to a diverse variety of native trees, plants and insects, as well as some unwelcome non-native interlopers. … Cost Share Assistance page . How do I distinguish one tree from another? Identifying trees is one of the greatest … bud colors, and shapes. How can I learn this method of tree identification? Most trees do have distinctive bark, …

  • 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 … Fruit Trees? Apple Problems not caused by Diseases or Insects Apple and Pear Diseases Apple and Pear Insect Pests …

  • 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 … about the abiotic problems and disorders, diseases, and insects of dogwood can be found further down the web page. …

  • Peach and Cherry Insect Pests

    … below visible damage. 3) Peachtree borers and lesserpeach tree borers Peachtree borer damage Gummosis can be a sign of … peach and nectarine trees at or just below the base of the tree. One borer can kill a small tree; two or more may kill … flies, yellowjackets, other wasps, and hornets These insects will hover around ripe fruit.  Do not allow any fruit …