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Five Reasons to Leave a Dying or Dead Tree

Five Reasons to Leave a Dead or Dying Tree

The Ecological Benefits of Dead and Dying Trees

Trees are an asset to nature—even when they’re dead or dying. Whether standing, fallen, or chopped down to a stump, they serve a number of purposes. Read on to learn five reasons for why you might want to leave your dead trees alone. Read more

Tree Pest Spotlight: Gypsy Moths

Tree Pest Spotlight: Gypsy Moths

Find Out More About This Pesky Pest

One of the most destructive tree pests in Pennsylvania and the notheastern United States, gypsy moths (Lymantria dispar) feed on—and often completely defoliate—trees in late spring. Learn more about the gypsy moth here. Read more

Taking down a perfectly healthy tree is not something we take lightly or do very often. But there are a few reasons why you might need to consider removing a good tree. As always, consult with a professional tree specialist before taking action. Read more

Sycamore anthracnose is a fungal disease that attacks sycamores in early spring, when the weather is cool and wet. The fungus causes newly formed leaves to crinkle, turn tan or brown, wilt, and fall. Then, older leaves develop dark and sunken dead areas along their veins. Read more