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When to Treat Key Tree Pests & Diseases in Dayton

September 24, 2018

Knowing when these pests and diseases are likely to appear on your trees, and the timing for effective preventive treatment, allows you to maintain a healthy, beautiful landscape with minimal use of potentially toxic chemicals.

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5 Best Trees for Small Spaces in Your Dayton Landscape

August 28, 2018

Large, towering trees are majestic, provide shade, and grow with your family. But sometimes you have a small or narrow area of your yard where a smaller tree would work better. Whether it’s under a window, in a corner, or as a property marker, here are some smaller trees that we recommend for your Dayton landscape.

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Controlling Japanese Beetles in Your Dayton Landscape

July 25, 2018

If the leaves on your shrubs and trees look like Swiss cheese, they’ve probably been attacked by Japanese beetles. Here’s what you can do to control them and limit the damage, as well as which plants to avoid putting in your yard.

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How to Prevent Tree Damage From Dayton’s Summer Storms

June 19, 2018

Summer storms in Dayton uproot trees, break branches and damage homes. Here are some simple things you can do to prevent tree damage this summer.

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5 Destructive Tree Pests in the Dayton Area

May 24, 2018

The Dayton area is plagued by a number of destructive pests that attack trees. Learning to identify them is the first step in preventing an outbreak that could seriously injure, or even kill, your trees. Here are the five worst tree pests around Dayton, what to look out for, and the trees they typically attack.

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How to Properly Stake a Newly-Planted Tree

April 23, 2018

Drive around any Dayton neighborhood and you’ll likely see newly planted trees tightly tied to landscape stakes, presumably to help the tree get established without falling over. After all, planting a tree is an investment in the value of your property and you want to ensure that it lives a long and healthy life. But,…

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Choosing the Best Tree For Your Dayton Landscape

March 26, 2018

Many trees growing in Dayton’s urban and suburban landscapes are planted in the wrong place, leading to stress, pest and disease problems and eventual decline – not to mention blocked views and driveways, cracked walkways, damaged siding, etc. Learn how to choose the right spot for the right tree so that the tree becomes an asset, rather than a liability.


Boxwood Leafminer: Identification, Damage & Control

February 26, 2018

Boxwood leafminer (Monarthropalpusi flavus) is a common and destructive pest that causes significant damage to boxwoods here in the Dayton area, although the symptoms are often mistaken for winter injury rather than insect infestation.

Since boxwoods are such a popular shrub, it’s important to control leafminers so they don’t spread to neighboring plants and properties.


Rejuvenation Pruning: What, Why & When

January 19, 2018

Though winter might seem like it lasts forever here in Ohio, spring is just around the corner, and early spring is the perfect time to spend some time prepping your shrubs. Every three to five years, some shrubs need a bit of extreme pruning to ensure that they continue to be healthy and produce enough…

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Winter Tree Pruning: Good or Bad?

December 7, 2017

As the temperatures cool, most people stop thinking about tree care. But the reality is that winter and early spring are an excellent time for tree work. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider having tree work done in winter.