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Plant Disorders: Leaf Scorch

Introduction Leaf scorch is a physiological disorder of plants. It can affect most plants if the weather conditions are favorable. Extreme temperatures, heavy winds, periods…

Gypsy Moth Outbreak in Massachusetts

Earlier this year, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut were beset by the most severe outbreak of gypsy moth since 1981. The rapacious insects were especially…

Diagnosing Nutrient Deficiencies in Trees

Nutrient deficiency is a common affliction that affects deciduous and evergreen trees. Trees that become nutrient deficient often experience a drastic reduction in their functional…

The Effects of Soil Compaction

Soil plays a pivotal role in how plants develop. It is responsible for providing moisture and nutrients to root systems, while filtering out toxins. Maintaining…

Winter Tree Injuries: Sunscald

During the winter season, trees are vulnerable to a number of injuries. One of the more common is a bark injury called winter sunscald. What…

Winter Tree Injuries: Frost Heaving

Winter is often a time of great upheaval for trees. Temperatures plummet, accompanied by harsh, dry winds and inclement weather. Storms gather that can linger…

Tree Features and Ice Storm Resistance

Tree species vary in their resistance to ice accumulation. Some develop characteristics that render them more susceptible to ice damage. Others exhibit characteristics that improve…