We are frequently asked the question, "When is the best time of year to plant a tree...Spring or Fall?" Installing/transplanting trees is the most stressful situation a young tree will face; therefore, timing is Absolutely critical for sucess. Although Spring and Fall installations are frequently successful, trees installed during peak [...]
It’s been a really cold start to 2018 around the Lake Norman region. Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville and Mooresville all recorded low temps of 7 degrees, without the windchill factor! These cold temps are not only hard on us but also the trees and shrubs that surround us. Winter/Cold Damage on [...]
As our temperatures have dipped lately any water left outside quickly freezes and turns solid. As many probably remember from middle school biology, freezing water and living cells don’t mix. When water freezes inside of living cells a whole bunch of damage occurs (Think Frostbite). So how is it that [...]
Hello fine customers of Heartwood, The colder winter weather is rapidly approaching. Fall is the time when plants and insects are starting to shut down and take cover till spring. Many landscape pests can survive over winter in the form of eggs on the bottom sides of leaves or under [...]
With our recent cold overnight temps may trees and shrubs that pushed out new growth or leaves early in the season have begun to show signs of damage. A variety of trees and shrubs in the Charlotte area began to flower and break bud in mid February or early March. [...]
By: Tig Kabia [email protected] Convergent Lady Bird Beetles (released on a Camellia loaded with Tea Scale) are voracious predators of aphids, Scale crawlers, whiteflies, mites, and other soft-bodied insects. For example, each adult comes up to 5,000 aphids/insects. Within 8-10 days of the release, each female will lay around 10-50 [...]
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