Tag Archives: Trees

Preparing Your Trees for the Hurricane Season

Trees provide us with many things, and often we take them for granted.  We think that they will live forever.  We will over the years become attached to our trees, and whenever we loose them, we experience an emotional let … Continue reading

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Planting Flowers Under Trees

In my June 2016 newsletter I responded to a question about adding plants beneath citrus trees.  My response was don’t; for the sake of potential problems, including death of the citrus tree. Since then I’ve been asked what about adding … Continue reading

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Golden Rain Tree

Lately I and other Master Gardeners have received numerous calls about a tree that residents have seen lately, which had bright yellow flowers a short while ago, and now have developed into 2″ pinkish seed capsules.  What is it they … Continue reading

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Oak Galls

Many of you have reported finding small gall-like structures on some of your oak leaves.  What to do…spraying with a pesticide won’t help as this problem occurred several months ago as new leaves developed.  At that time a small fly-like … Continue reading

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Sago Palm Scale (aka Aulacaspis Scale)

For those of you who may have sago palms planted in your landscape, have you checked them lately for this dreaded pest, which if left alone, will kill you plant?  These plants need to be inspected regularly, especially now that … Continue reading

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Extend Blooming of Crape Myrtles

I recently received a call from a friend asking if it was possible to extend blooming of crape Myrtle trees.  I replied with a yes.  All you need to do is simply remove spent flowers as soon as they finishing … Continue reading

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Hurricane Season is upon us

Hurricane Season – The season will soon be upon us.  Are your ready?  If not, I’s suggest if your trees haven’t been pruned for some time, it might be worth your while to have them checked by a certified arborist … Continue reading

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