Phytophthora in Southern Maryland

Phytophthora in Southern Maryland

Phytophthora root rot is a common infection found in many different plants. As it spreads resting spores, it may crop up at any time and in any location. If you are an arborist in the Southern Maryland area, you may wish to know about this potential danger to your...
Bagworms in Southern Maryland

Bagworms in Southern Maryland

What Are Bagworms? Bagworms are not only a single species. They comprise the larval stage of over one thousand different moth species. The name bagworm comes from the egg sac they start their life in. The bagworm lifecycle includes a stage where the flightless adult...
Apple Scab in Southern Maryland

Apple Scab in Southern Maryland

What Is the Threat? Apple scab is a fungal disease that affects the leaves, fruit, and twigs of infested trees. Caused by the fungus Venturia inaequalis, it tends to occur in apple trees, though it can also invade pear, crabapple, and hawthorn trees.  When leaves fall...
Aphids in Southern Maryland

Aphids in Southern Maryland

Aphids are one of the most famous plant infestations and exist across the known world. With that in mind, they are also one of the most dangerous, spreading fast across a garden or arboretum. You will want to get rid of them as fast as you find them. If you wish to...