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Hemlock wood adelgids on an Eastern hemlock branch CAES News
Hemlock pest
Thousands of broken trees line the banks of the Chattooga River. The dead gray stabs were once evergreen monsters offering shade to trout and picturesque views to visitors. These Eastern hemlocks are dying rapidly, and University of Georgia researchers are working to save them.
Mistletoe grows on a pear tree in Butts County, Ga. CAES News
Mistletoe = parasite
Mistletoe is often used postmortem to lure unsuspecting sweethearts to a Christmastime kiss. For the other 364 days of the year, it is actually considered an infectious parasite that kills trees.
Engraver beetles leave pin-sized holds in the bark of pine trees when they exit the tree. CAES News
Pine bark beetles
Pine bark beetles can be the death of pines in forests and home landscapes.
Consider size when adding crape myrtles to your landscape. CAES News
Tree planting time
Arbor Day isn’t until February, but now is the ideal time to add new trees to your landscape.
Fall is not the best time to prune most trees and shrubs. It is best to wait until late winter, around February or early March. CAES News
Postpone pruning
As the days get shorter and plants go dormant for winter, many homeowners become anxious to prune their landscapes. For most trees and shrubs, pruning in the fall isn’t the best time.
Christmas may highlight the winter calendar for many Georgians - complete with lights, decorations and a tree - but it's not the only holiday celebrated this winter. CAES News
Live Christmas trees
Many families, mine included, select and decorate their Christmas tree on the weekend after Thanksgiving. Live Christmas trees have been brought into homes and decorated during the holiday season for more than 500 years. The attractiveness, fragrance and tradition of a live tree cannot be matched with artificial substitutes.
Yellow leaves on a tree in the fall of the year CAES News
Leaves = future compost
As winter approaches, leaves turn from green to gold, bronze, red, orange, brown, yellow and crimson. Deciduous trees and shrubs will soon shred their leaves and home landscapers will have to decide what to do with all the fallen leaves.
Consider size when adding crape myrtles to your landscape. CAES News
New plant material
As the weather grows cooler most landscape plants begin to go dormant. Fall is an excellent time to install new plant material.
Fall webworms CAES News
Nasty web makers
Are you noticing webs in some of the trees throughout your landscape? I always get multiple calls during the late summer and early fall about webs in trees and worms crawling on everything. The fall webworm is the pest weaving these problems.