Pruning Fruit Trees – Idaho Falls Tree Care

Brady Madsen Pruning, Tree Care

How do I prune my fruit tree? Most people fall into one of three categories when it comes to pruning their fruit trees: absolutely no idea what to do, to terrified to touch it or full steam ahead. Each of these has the potential to damage your tree but can be avoided by doing a little research and by following …

Fires are devastating!

Brady Madsen Expert Advice, Pruning, Tree Care

California, our hearts go out to you. Dealing with fires is not what we like to see, especially this time of year. It wasn’t too many years ago that fires were in our back yards. Specifically, the fire that went through the foothills of Pocatello. Many lives were affected by loss of homes, vehicles, and livestock. Many don’t realize prevention …

Winter Yard Prep

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Is Your Yard Ready to Hibernate? (Getting Landscapes Ready for Winter) Well the upper mountains are showing snowcaps but it still feels like fall here in Southeast Idaho. These next couple of weeks are a perfect window to make sure our landscapes have the best chance possible to make it through the winter unscathed. So just like when a bear …

Deep Root Fertilization

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In the Fall or Spring you can add a Deep Root Fertilization for your trees and shrubs to help young and stressed trees thrive in East Idaho. • Deep Root Fertilization contains a specialized mix of micro-nutrients and arborist-quality fertilizers. • Can be beneficial for stressed shrubs. • Timed either in late fall or early spring. • Effective for an entire growing season. Get …

Windy and Warm Weather Update

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Even though temperatures have moderated a bit now, those hot summer days with an awesome breeze we’ve had? Well there’s good news and bad news. The reason that breeze felt so good is because we have the ability to sweat. Sweating cools us down via the vaporization of water molecules from our skin. The good news is that plants have …

Cottony Maple Scale – Sticky Marshmallows on Trees

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Have you noticed sticky patches on your sidewalk or car and looked up to see what looks like small white cotton balls on the branches of the trees? These cotton balls are the egg sacks of a small flat insect called Pulvinaria innumerabilis, otherwise known as cottony maple scale. They are the surprise party of the scale world. One day your tree …

Pine Weevil and Your Wilting Spruce Trees

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Nothing can spoil the majestic look of a beautiful blue spruce more than to see the top of it curling down. The culprit is none other than the white pine weevil. Sometimes called the Engelmann spruce weevil or just spruce weevil, the white pine weevil attacks all sorts of ornamental spruce and pine trees. These include white pine, Colorado blue …

East Idaho’s Warm Winter and Early Spring

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What a Warm Winter and Early Spring Means for Your Landscape We’ve all been enjoying the beautiful March with the warm temperatures and clear days. It has been almost idyllic for homeowners and businesses alike. Though beautiful, there are a couple of concerns that and early spring and warm winter brings to mind. The first being whether or not we should …

Apple Coddling Moth

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Do you have some wormy apples? There is a lot of joy in picking apples from your own tree, however there is one pest that can rob you from this moment, the apple coddling moth. It won’t only affect apples, but pears, plums and others. The females lay their eggs on the fruit or leaves, the larvae then begin to …