Storm damage stresses you and your trees out, tree stress can mean insect pests as well!
Month: June 2017
GRO Big Red Gardening Show Episode 2- Dealing with Storm Damage
GRO Big Red Garden shows discuss how storms damage trees and how to react!
Storm Damage in Fruit and Vegetable Gardens
Storm damage to fruits and vegetables can take various forms. From broken limbs in fruit trees to hail damage on fruits and vegetables or flooding raising food safety concerns, severe weather can have significant effects for the health and productivity of the garden. Some damage will require maintenance, while other warrants a wait-and-see approach. Here’s a list of some common types of damage to fruits and vegetables and what you should do (or shouldn’t do) about it.
Storm Damaged Trees—How Much Damage Is Too Much?
The June 16 windstorm and tornado activity wreaked havoc on area trees. Trees that are snapped in two are obvious candidates for removal, but what about those trees that lost a large limb and the rest of the tree is intact? Should those trees be removed or can they be saved? An excellent example is…
Telephone Pole Tree
You will often hear the virtues of proper tree planting depth. Trees that are planted to deep will often fail to thrive, appear stunted and not grow. However, this is not always the case. Many instances when a tree is planted to deep will have no outward signs of stress. How do you know if…
Flies: The Unsung Heroes of Pollination
Flies are the second most important group of pollinators, what do they look for in a flower?
Cleaning up storm-damaged trees
Wow. The heavy duty wind and rainstorm that blew through the Omaha metro area on Friday June 16th caused lots of damage to shade and fruit trees. Many, many good specimens were damaged or lost altogether. Clients have reported damage to large and small trees, decks, gutters and fences, which emphasizes the issue of “target”…
GRO Big Red Gardening Show Episode 1- National Pollinator Week
The GRO Big Red Gardening Show helps you plan your pollinator garden!
Pollinators and the food we eat
It has been well-established and well-discussed that pollinators are responsible for the production (and reproduction) of about 35 percent of the crops that we grow for consumption. While most of the staple crops like corn and wheat are wind pollinated and don’t require a pollinator, our diet is much more varied and interesting thanks to…
National Pollinator Week: Soldier Beetles
What a happy combination—soldier beetles and butter daisies! The soldier beetle, Chauliognathus spp., is a ½ inch long insect that gets its name from its wing covers, which resemble a uniform. It may remind you of the lighting bug, and rightly so, since they are related. Both the larvae and adults of soldier beetles feed…