Have you noticed small, brown moths in your headlights while driving home from work? Or, maybe congregating around your lights and doors at your house? The moths are harmless now but in the spring they will wreak havoc on your trees. The "Winter Moth" is most active in late November through the end of January. However, the damage does not occur until the trees begin to bud in the spring. Winter moths lay their eggs in the buds of deciduous trees (ex: crabapple, pear, etc) and hardwoods such as oak, maple, and sycamore trees. When the infected trees bloom in the spring, caterpillars (previously moths) will eat the leaves and cause damage to your trees. Our MA Certified Arborists use a copy of a naturally occurring soil fungus to protect your trees from the harmful pests without harming the tree or nearby shrubs. If you spot these pests and insects flying around your property now and would like an estimate to treat them in the spring, please call Lynch Landscape & Tree Service, Inc. as soon as possible.
Anti- Desiccants (compounds applied to plants to reduce dehydration and prevent drying)
As the days grow shorter and the weather gets cooler we New Englanders know that the winter months are just around the corner. As we do every year it's time to prep our yards for the upcoming weather. With this comes Anti- Desiccants. Anti- desiccants are a compound applied to plants to help prevent dryness and dehydration of your plants and shrubs in the long hard winter months. This is important especially to your new plantings that may not have established themselves yet and could use that little bit of extra protection. If you are interested in learning more about this please call us here at Lynch Landscape & Tree Service, Inc. and we will provide you with up to date information as well as a free estimate for your own trees and shrubs.
EAB Detected in Massachusetts (Emerald Ash Borer)
The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) confirmed last month that the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been detected in the town of Dalton in western Massachusetts. The EAB is a small flying beetle that has the ability to kill trees fast and stay evasive by boring under the trees bark and into its conductive system. Multiple local authorities including the DCR, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the USDAs Forest Services are collaborating to prevent the further spread of the beetles. A quarantine/ regulation would be placed on the following items as an early step in prevention:
Firewood of all hardwood species, Nursery Stock of the genus (Ash), Green Lumber of the genus (Ash), all other Ash components dead and alive. Any product that could serve to be a risk in the further spread of the EAB.
To report suspicious tree damage or insect sighting you can contact the EAB hotline at 1-866-322-4512 or visit the website at www.massnrc.org/pest