multiple branches impacted

Black knot disease? on choke cherry tree

A client sent in some photos of a choke cherry that they think may have black knot disease.  Is this something we can confirm visually?  The client is looking for management/treatment options, and if no options are available, how does one go about properly disposing of infected wood in town?  If it would be helpful […]

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branch tip curling

Yard concerns-multiple plants

Homeowner is concerned over disappearing leaves of various plants and shrubs in yard.  When we chatted on the phone I mentioned that if multiple plants are affected there are likely multiple issues impacting the plants.  Can anyone provide any insight as to what may be going on?

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view of whole tree

Evergreen Dieback

Client has two evergreens with needle dieback.  What is going on?  Is there anything they can do?  I believe there is some competition and the area is shaded by other trees which is likely not helping any…

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picture of the leaves of the tree

Tree ID

Client wanted to know what kind of tree this is.  They were concerned about all of the light green long “leaf” drop… sorry this is where my lack of tree terminology is failing me.  I will label the picture in the alternate text section, so hover over the picture to identify which structure I am […]

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south side of tree looks healthy

Evergreen tree brown on north side

I have a client that wanted to know why this tree is brown on the north side, but not the south.  The property is located a block south of a lake, but there are some trees around the lake that should help block the wind in winter.  Is this something that can just be attributed […]

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Plant ID

A landscape company said this plant is growing everywhere and they want to know what it is and how to kill it. The dead stem is from last year with seed pods and is about 4′ tall. The new growth is ~1.5′ tall, has flowers with 5 petals and the whole plant is quite fuzzy. […]

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Aronia Fruit aborting

10 year old stand of organic aronia, typically yields between 1200-2500 lbs/year.  Heavy fruit set, and over a 4 day period fruit turned yellow and are dropping off.  Plants look dark green and vigorous, not obvious insect damage, very uniform across the entire 1+ acre planting.  Not fertilized this spring. 

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Plant ID

Not the best pics from the client, but I have a couple ideas of what this is, but wanted some other input…

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