Wilmington, Delaware—Aug 3, 2019—Professional tree service company Stein Tree Service warns that the pathogen that causes the tree and plant disease known as sudden oak death has been found in rhododendron plants that were shipped to 28 states, including Pennsylvania. Residents should be wary, whether they have purchased these rhododendron plants or have plants and trees impacted by the spread.
As professional tree care specialists, we get this question often. Annual tree trimming and pruning does offer benefits to trees and shrubs. These benefits include the encouragement of new growth, shape retention, and safe removal of dead branches. Pennsylvania and Delaware residents often want to trim trees and shrubs early in the season so that their landscapes look their best
We have talked previously about the dangers of non-native plants and trees, and how much planting native species benefits the local ecosystem. But how do you know what the native species are? Below we list some of the native tree and shrub species for Delaware and Pennsylvania, to enable our community to more easily plan for native planting, as well
Pennsylvania and Delaware are still in winter’s grip, but as we all know, spring could burst in and decide to stay at any time now. Some trees are budding, tricked once again into thinking the time is right for their colorful displays. With that thought in mind, Stein recommends some winter cleanup activities and some spring preparation as well that
When we think about tree and plant health care, one thing that is often overlooked is how vital soil health is to the trees and plant life. In fact, roots play a more important role in the overall health of the tree than the canopy, or anything above the ground. (more…)
Much has changed since Native Americans roamed this part of the United States and it was settled by early colonists. Today, cars zip down ordered, tree-lined streets where once wooded groves stood and sprawling cities have overtaken what were once rural villages and untamed spaces. Many suburban lawns feature plants and grasses not native to the region (in fact, most
Insects and diseases can threaten tree health. As soon as you notice any abnormality in your tree’s appearance, you should begin a careful examination of the problem. By identifying the specific symptoms of damage and understanding their causes, you may be able to diagnose the problem and select an appropriate treatment. Stress Basic elements that influence plant health include sufficient
Spring is here and the trees, shrubs and plants that make up your landscape need some TLC. We put together a list of the top ten things you need to do this Spring to protect your landscape. Be sure to contact us if you any questions or have us come out for a free, no obligation consultation with one of