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Japanese Maple Scale (Lopholeucaspis japonica) is a formidable pest that poses a significant challenge to homeowners. Belonging to the family Diaspididae, the Japanese Maple Scale has spread throughout the United States, infesting many host trees and causing substantial damage if left untreated. This pest requires vigilance and proactive management. By understanding …
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Privet is a shrub brought to North America by European settlers around the mid-1800s, who planted them as ornamental plants. While many subspecies of privets exist, the 4 main ones found in Pennsylvania are Chinese privet, European privet, Japanese privet, and border privet. Over time, plant health care experts have identified these as privet invasive species. The da…
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Callery pear trees (Pyrus calleryana), native to China and Vietnam, have been popular ornamental trees for almost 200 years. These trees were introduced to the United States in the 1800s and are often planted along streets and sidewalks because of their attractive form and coloration. This species is also known for its disease resistance (particularly fire blight res…
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Plants can add a great deal of value and beauty to a landscape if they are healthy. While plants have the same basic needs, one plant’s health risks may differ entirely from another, even those on the same property. So, what is Plant Health Care? Plant health care is the answer to the complexities and intricacies of keeping various kinds of plant life in the same lan…
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Trees are an essential part of any landscape, providing shade and other benefits that make them an attractive option for homeowners. However, tree roots need to be healthy and strong for the tree to survive. Root zone invigoration (RZI) is a process that helps ensure the health of trees. View Our Portfolios! Root Zone Invigoration Process Root zone invigorati…
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Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii) is a popular ornamental plant used in landscapes across the east coast of the United States. Native to Japan, the plant was introduced into the United States in 1875 and has since become one of the most highly invasive plants in temperate regions worldwide. The Japanese barberry invasive plant’s ability to grow under various co…
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Malvern, Pennsylvania – January 27, 2024– Burkholder PHC has recently been recognized for several notable Plant Health Care discoveries and occurrences. Starker Wright, manager of Burkholder PHC, has been directly involved in the following: Rescue treatment for eriophyid/rust mite damage Privet, rose, pear, spruce, and hemlock commonly show br…
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As homeowners, we know that you are invested in your landscape, both financially and emotionally. Motivation for this investment may be strictly practical (contribution to property value), aesthetic (appreciation of the beauty of plants), ecological (contribution to the biome), or competitive (well, neighbors). Motivation to enhance and care for landscapes is more likely fr…
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Deer are a common sight in Pennsylvania, and residents enjoy seeing deer. However, their presence can be a problem for homeowners, as deer cause damage to gardens and trees. Deer create different types of damage depending on their behavior in a residential area. This article will give you examples of deer damage to trees with photos to help you identify the problems….