A big Pine Tree uprooted and fell onto this house during a normal rain storm recently and caused a lot of damage to the home. We removed it without causing any further damage and ground the stump out. The home owner was very happy to see it gone. Don’t wait until it’s too late! You don’t need a hurricane to pass through to experience damage like this to your home.
A big limb broke off the trunk of the old Bradford Pear tree and landed on the sidewalk. Thank goodness no one was walking under this tree when the limb broke off ! This is a common problem with Bradford Pear trees. Don’t get caught off guard, get your trees inspected by one of our licensed Arborists before the next storm comes through your area.
This was a huge Water Oak that lived well past it’s life span. It had a hollow trunk with raccoons living inside. Unfortunately, the raccoons had to move out and find a new home. Scroll to see the process and the finished result!
Arborist do not like to cut down healthy, beautiful trees and will usually recommend trimming instead of removal if possible, but sometimes trees get planted in an inappropriate location for the size the tree will get at full maturity, like this young southern magnolia tree.
Unfortunately, this young beauty had to be removed because it was planted against the front of the house, leaving no room for the tree to grow and mature without causing damage to the home. It’s recommended to check the mature height and canopy width of any tree before planting to ensure a proper amount of green space for the size of the tree when it’s fully grown.
This fuzzy white stuff is killing my hibiscus: How do I stop it?
Pink hibiscus mealybugs are covered with a white, fuzzy material that looks like mold or fungus. (Dan Gill)
Question: I have a hibiscus growing in a pot that has bloomed very well this summer. Recently, the plant has stopped blooming and is showing yellow leaves. When I look at the plant closely, I see a fuzzy white mold or fungus growing on the tips of the branches. What is this and what should I do to help my hibiscus?
Answer: This is not actually a fungal problem – these are insects called pink hibiscus mealybugs. The insects are covered with a white, fuzzy/powdery material. They cluster on the new growth and buds of hibiscus plants and are very obvious when they are present. They feed by sucking out the sap of the bush. While feeding they inject toxic compounds that can seriously damage or even kill a plant.
Pink hibiscus mealybugs can be controlled organically with several applications of a light horticultural oil, such as Year Round Spray Oil, All Seasons Oil or Organocide. Or you could use one of the pyrethroids (permethrin, bifenthrin, cyfluthrin or others). Imidacloprid, applied as a drench, can also be used to control pink hibiscus mealybugs, either alone or in conjunction with the insecticides already mentioned. Do not use Malathion on hibiscuses, as they are sensitive to this insecticide.
Above is one of my Hibiscus trees that I am trying to save. These mealybugs are trying to take them out!