Monthly Archives: September 2014

Black Twig Borer on Red Maples

For those of you who have red maples in your landscape, be on the lookout for this pest.  Symptoms include numerous brown areas within the canopy, which later fall off.  These are caused when the adult borer lays eggs within … Continue reading

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Dieback of Slash Pines

It was recently brought to my attention that slash pines are suddenly dying in Central Florida, particularly among some of Orange County Expressway buffers.  Closer inspection of these dying trees, which retained their brown needles, showed numerous cankers (wounds) along … Continue reading

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