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Fall is a great time of the year to plant trees and shrubs. With cooler weather and rain more often the fall can be the perfect time for new additions to the landscape. The cooler weather induces plants to go back to root growth and get ready for the winter. For existing or new plantings a fall deep root fertilization can also help induce root vigor.
SPM’s tree division has had a very busy fall installing Norway Spruce, Arborvitae, Azalea, Japanese Maple, Rhododendron, Hydrangea, Sea Grasses, Holly, and much more. Last week in Hanover MA the tree division installed a hedge row planting of 23 10′ Norway Spruce trees. This was the perfect application for this property to immediately cut down the views of the neighbors home and was a mutually beneficial. Each neighbor contributed equally and SPM’s crew and machines did the large planting work.
Planting is the most important time in a plants life and choosing a company that follows the guidelines of proper planting is very important. Call SPM today for a free estimate and have a certified arborist do your work.
Last week we spent three days at the New England Grows conference in Boston. This is a conference for the leading companies in the green industry. Here we were able to see the newest of equipment, get in touch with industry leaders, and take classes to continue our education so that we may better serve our clients.
We came away with a wealth of knowledge from the classes, like some new advanced pruning techniques based upon the research of Dr. Ed Gilman at the University of Florida, some new invasive insects that are heading to the northeast and how to deal with them, as well as some old problematic insects that are not longer and issue due to biological control agents.
The main issue I want to highlight is that the insect known as the birch leaf miner is gone from the northeast, so if you know of anyone that still has their property treated for this insect send them our way because their spray program is outdated or possibly unnecessary.
Late winter is the best time to do restoration pruning on old apple trees. Pruning at this time of year helps to prevent the trees from becoming infected with a disease called fire blight, for which there is no cure. There are many goals that are desired from pruning apple trees. One may want more fruit, better flowering, less disease, or just an overall healthier and aesthetically pleasing tree.
At SPM we have the knowledge to properly prune your apple trees to achieve whatever goals you desire. Our knowledge of tree biology, common disease cycles, and soil health help us to determine the best course of action for each tree. Call us today for a free consultation so you can have healthier, more productive apple trees in 2012. (781) 742-4755