Hail Damage in Apple Trees

Kalie Larkin Expert Advice, Plant Care Leave a Comment

We have had at least 3 major hail events since April of this year with the latest one being just 4 days ago on the 23 of June. I’m sure everyone especially remembers the one we had in April because the hail was measured at 2 inches around and damaged countless amounts of property. This damage included: totaling cars, breaking …

What Does A Backflow Preventer Do?

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A backflow preventer does exactly what its name implies that it should do, prevents backflow. That being said, it just makes us ask “What is backflow and why do we care?” Backflow is what happens when the pressures that normally ensure water flows in a standard direction is reduced to the point that the water goes in the opposite direction, …

Mechanical Damage to Trees

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We can think of mechanical damage as any damage sustained by a tree or plant caused by a physical force. You will more often see this happen to young or thin barked trees. Young trees’ bark is vulnerable to even the most incidental bumps by kids toys, cat claws, bicycles and those aren’t even the most common ones. The most …

Fire Blight

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Fire blight is a type of bacterial infection caused by Erwinia amylovora. This bacteria is most often found in apple, pear and mountain ash varities in our area but can also be found in any of the rose family, cotoneasters, hawthorns, serviceberries and even blackberries and raspberries. It is important to know about these other hosts especially if you keep …