oak leaves with black insects? on them

Oak leaf insects

I had someone email a picture of some oak leaves with what I think might be scale insects of some sort.  Just wondering on further insight as to what they might be.

section of bark from apple tree losing bark

Apple tree has bark falling off

Apple tree has been “shedding” bark.  Client indicated tree was about 18 years old with a 6-7″ diameter trunk.  Main area bark is being shed is about a foot off the ground.   Client noticed bark flaking off this winter.  They also indicated that the bark is shed all the way to the wood underneath.  Wood […]

topside of hibiscus leaves that show yellowing

Hibiscus Leaves

A client brought in leaves from a hibiscus plant that were yellowing and dropping off.  Plant was bought this summer and brought in the house right away (not kept outside during the summer).  Plant is in a south facing window.  Is this normal hibiscus leaf yellowing/leaf drop from the fall or is there something else […]

small peaches on the tree

Peach size

I had a client bring in some peaches. They were very excited that they got fruit set this year, but they are wondering why the fruit size is so small at this point in the year.  All the fruit is small.  The tree is somewhere between 7 and 9 years old and appears to be […]