Dayton Arbor Experts Blog
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Why do your deciduous tree’s leaves sometimes hang on long after fall is over? Should you worry about leaves that stay on throughout the winter? We look at why deciduous leaves normally drop in fall, why some don’t, and what you should (or shouldn’t) do when tree leaves stay put until spring.Read More >>
A living privacy screen can be created with trees or shrubs to make a beautiful backdrop that blocks sound, nosy neighbors, unsightly views and more.Read More >>
All about watering trees. How often to water trees, how much water trees need (young vs mature trees), how to ensure your trees get enough water, and more.Read More >>
Learn the true causes of tree root damage, how to prevent it, and what to do if trees damage your sidewalk, house foundation, sewer line, driveway, etc.Read More >>
When your crabapple tree drops its leaves in summer it’s probably due to one of these three common crabapple diseases. Learn to recognize the symptoms, and understand the causes and treatment options.Read More >>
Answers to your biggest questions about lightning damage to trees. What exactly happens when lightning strikes a tree? Can lightning strikes and the associated tree damage be prevented? How do you know if your tree has sustained a lightning strike? What should you do to help your tree if it has been hit by lightning?Read More >>
While it’s always concerning to see your trees looking “sick,” not all tree diseases are as damaging as these five. It’s important to know which disease is affecting your trees so you can evaluate the treatment options and learn how to prevent a recurrence. In this article, we describe the trees that are infected, the causes, what to look out for, and prevention/treatment options.Read More >>
When used correctly, mulch can provide many benefits to young trees and gardens. It not only prevents weeds from sprouting, it also retains moisture, prevents soil erosion, and regulates soil temperature. But used incorrectly, it can kill your plants.Read More >>
These tiny, sap-sucking pests are only about 1/8 to ½ inch in size but can be quite destructive. Long-term and/or heavy infestations of scale can be extremely damaging to the plants on which they feed, leading to leaf/needle discoloration, defoliation, stunted growth, limb dieback, vulnerability to other pests and diseases, and even plant death.Read More >>