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Lawn, Tree & Shrub Care
12 Feb 2019
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White Pine Weevil Control

The White Pine Weevil is considered the most destructive pest of eastern white pine in Northern Pennsylvania. This insect kills the terminal leader of Eastern White Pines. Colorado Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, Serbian Spruce, Scotch and Austrian Pines may also be attacked. The White Pine Weevil prefers to attack trees exposed to direct sunlight. The leader in the tree eventually dies and leaves what looks like a brown “shepherd’s crook” in the top of the tree. LIFE CYCLE Adults spend the winter in the leaf debris under or near the host trees. Once the weather warms, the insect flies or crawls to the leader of the host. Most feeding is done within 10 inches of the terminal buds. From mid-April through early May, females mate and each deposits 1-5 eggs in the feeding wounds. After hatching in about 7 days, the heavily infested terminal is attacked by the larvae who feed side...

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12 Feb 2019
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Create A Beautiful Landscape With These Tree Trimming Tips

Spring is nearing the end, and there are only a few things left remaining on your to-do list. Get out your summer clothes, spring clean your home and tidy up your lawn. So if your weekend plans involve running to the nursery to pick up a few new plants, or tree trimming, this post is for you. If you’ve never had a backyard or even a patch of grass for that matter, the idea of maintaining your lawn can be daunting. Which plants will flourish; how often should you trim your trees; where do you even begin? If you find yourself overwhelmed, fear not: our team at Green Machine Lawn, Tree, and Shrub Care is here to help. Here are a few tips and tricks on how to successfully trim and prune your new lawn. Know the Pruning Basics As a homeowner, it’s important to know why we prune trees in the first...

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