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Q&A:  Why didn’t Japanese maples lose their leaves last fall?

Q:  Most of my Japanese maples are still full of dead leaves. They never exfoliated in the fall to leave bare branches. Will this affect new growth in the spring? Should I just let them be? A: We have received…

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Featured Video: Mushrooms and Trees’ Symbiotic Relationship

David Clement, Ph.D. Extension Specialist, Plant Pathology, explains how fungi grow and feed on tree roots under the ground and sprout above ground as mushrooms. Visit the Home & Garden Information Center website to learn more about Wood Rots and…

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What’s Wrong with My Blue Spruce Tree?

Dr. Dave Clement, University of Maryland Extension Plant Pathologist, explains two common diseases of this popular evergreen tree.  Colorado blue spruce trees, although not native or adapted to Maryland, are commonly planted in landscapes for their attractive color and shape….

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Learning How to Identify Maryland’s Native Trees in Winter: Look at More Than Just the Bark

I was very excited to have the opportunity to take a winter tree identification class. I attended a great University of Maryland Extension (UME) Master Gardener Advanced Training course with UME native plant specialist Sara Tangren last week. I assumed…

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What Tree is This?

How well do you know your trees? Can you identify the trees in the images above? Do you know where to start and what to look for? When we get tree identification questions at the Home & Garden Information Center,…

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Lawn and Garden Tips and Tricks for October

Houseplants Moving houseplants back indoors: Lessen the shock from the reduction of light by placing newly moved plants to a bright spot before moving them to their new location. Be careful not to overwater them during the adjustment period which…

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Why are Oaks Declining? Dr. Dave Describes 3 Oak Diseases

We’ve recently received inquiries about oak trees declining and dying. People usually want to know if this is caused by oak wilt. Importantly, oak wilt is not known to occur widely in Maryland. Two common leaf diseases of oaks in…

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