Plant ID

From the homeowner: “This plant pops up in a shady area through a mossy area.  It is about 12″ in height, burgundy color no leaves, has a small cup flower that has a white interior, the roots are a clump when pulled up.” I’m hoping it is distinctive enough to make up for not very […]

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Dying Oaks

A resident has a line of oak trees on his property and the outmost two are dying. I inspected the trees and could not find insect or root damage but did get the below images. There appeared to be a sort of white fungus at the base of the trunk. He is worried this is […]

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Lilac Leaves – black areas

Homeowner said some of the leaves on her lilac are turning black/brown (not all the leaves and she does have some new green buds). Anything to worry about? She sent these photos (sorry, I know they are not the best).

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Oak Problem – small black spots on leaves

I don’t have much information from the homeowner other than these photos that were forwarded to me. I see the black spots especially along the veins….I will recommend the owner to send in samples, but just was curious what might be suspected. Thanks.

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Oak Advice Needed – Leaves browning and dropping

Homeowner has this white oak with one large branch with leaves that are browning and dropping. Remainder of canopy looks okay. No injury on trunk. Should owner remove the branch that is showing the die back? They really want to keep this oak. Thanks in advance for any advice for the homeowner. 🙂

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Non-bearing Pear tree

I have a client with a non-bearing pear tree that is loosing all its leaves. They think it may be a fire blight issue and have sent some pictures to the office. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

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Colorado Blue Spruce

I have a client with 5 Blue Spruce in a row. I am not sure if they are all Colorado BS. Client thinks they are. I believe the one has Rhizosphaera needle cast but I only have an 8x lens and only see a few black dots. I have samples to be sent in if […]

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Poplar hybrid suckers or a weed?

A client brought these into the office looking for a weed ID.  After a bit of conversation, we discovered he had a hybrid poplar tree that had been taken down earlier this year.  Wanted to confirm if these may be the tree trying to regrow itself from the root system or another weed entirely.

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Crabapple and apple tree issues

This crabapple usually has bigger, red leaves (per owner) and this year, leaves are smaller and canopy is sparse with some die back. Overall, the leaves just look smaller, didn’t see any evidence of insects. Bark is also peeling. Owner says any lawn treatments done in the area are granules, not sprays.     Apple […]

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