Box Elder Beetles?

I have what I believe to be Box Elder bugs around my home, walls, and trees. Do these cause damage or disease to my landscape? If so, what is the proper treatment? Finally, how much is it to diagnose the issues and treat if necessary? -Valerie Answer: Good morning, Valerie. Box Elder beetles are seed eaters. They do not eat … Read More

Trees fertilized by injection process?

I have a client who wants to have his trees fertilized by injection process to help assure the trees growth and health. Majority of trees are large 40-50′ cottonwoods and ponderosa pines. Can you tell me your process and a ballpark on cost per tree? Most of the time, when we fertilize, we do so to promote growth. I’m not … Read More

I want apricots!

When is the best time to spray dormant spray and how can I get my trees to flower after the last frost? I want apricots! I received your message on dormant spray but I was waiting for the Apples to bud. That’s the time when the oil is most effective for your trees. Spraying dormant oil does not help prevent … Read More

My Cypress tree has a brown top?

My Cypress tree has a brown top…Will this happen to all of my Cypress trees? I have not looked at the Cypress but, if there are more, we probably should look at it to protect the other trees. Some of the bugs that like Cypress also like Juniper.

Bright Green Nest In Ash Tree?

HELP: I have this big bright green nest in my Ash tree! More than likely, your Ash tree does have Mistletoe. It is all over your area. This particular parasite really only affects Ash and Cottonwood. The parasite lives in the trees and kills the vascular system. On its own, it is a slow mover and a slow killer so … Read More

Fertilize Fruit Trees?

How often should I fertilize my fruit trees, I have several different kinds? —Donna K., Albuquerque Twice a year in spring and mid-summer.

Pine Tip Moth Season?

When is Pine Tip Moth Season? —Steve W., Alameda Usually the first part of May and the first part of July. You can read more about them here: USDA Forest Service Colorado State University

Best Time to Fertilize Nut Trees?

When is the best time to fertilize nut trees in Albuquerque? —C. Allen, Albuquerque Best time to fertilize a tree is in the spring when new growth is starting.

Watering Shade Trees?

How often should I water shade trees we planted 5 years ago? —Bob E., Belen Every 3 weeks in the winter, every 2 weeks in the spring and every week in hotter part of the summer.

20 Year Old Cottonwood Dying?

What can I do? My cottonwood tree is 20 years old and dying because all of the roots have grown above ground! —Jean L., Albuquerque   We need to look at the tree to determine what can be done. Please call us 505-899-6666.