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Urban Landowners in Maryland Have a Duty to Inspect Property and Handle Diseased or Damaged Trees to Prevent Damage to Neighbors

This is not legal advice. A frequently asked question is what a homeowner can do when a neighbor’s tree has become diseased and poses a danger. The neighbor may be trying to treat the tree to save the tree or…

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Pine Trees: Browning Foliage and Pine Cones – Featured Video

David Clement, Extension Specialist and Plant Pathologist, explains two common concerns homeowners have with their pine trees in the fall season: browning foliage and “what are these growths?” (hint: they’re just pine cones).

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Ambrosia Beetles Are Behind Those Tubes

Q: These things like spaghetti pasta were sticking out of our tree that suddenly died. They crumbled when I touched them. Did they attack the tree and kill it? A: These are sawdust tubes pushed out by ambrosia beetles as they bore…

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Pine Trees: Browning Foliage and Pine Cones – Featured Video

Moving into the fall season, you may see some of your pine trees turning partially brown.  This is generally a natural occurrence. Learn more about pines and other trees in the fall/winter season at our FAQ page.

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Why is My Tree (Or Shrub or Flower) Dying? Abiotic Problems Could be the Cause

Professionals in the landscape and greenhouse industry, trained horticulturists, and Master Gardeners often use the term “abiotic disorder” when diagnosing a plant problem. To the layman, this can be very confusing. To add to the confusion, signs and symptoms you…

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Japanese Maples in Maryland Landscapes: Plant Location & Care Are Keys to Success

The group of small ornamental shade trees lumped under the name Japanese maples, Acer palmatum and A. japonicum, and their many hybrids, are very popular with gardeners and plant enthusiasts. Most of the questions we receive about problems with Japanese…

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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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