PHC on the Lookout – Is There a Fungus Among Us?

Cool, moist early spring weather is ideal for many types of fungi growth, which is exactly what the Chicago area experienced this year. Many commonly used shade trees in Illinois are affected by anthracnose diseases, when weather conditions are ripe for fungi development.  Maple, ash, oak, sycamore and walnut trees are especially impacted, but many […]

Tip of the Week – Replace that Ash!

With the recent ravage of the Emerald Ash Borer across the Chicagoland area, homeowners and landowners are left wondering how to fill the open areas in the landscape. Many Chicago villages have plans in place for trees located in parkways, but removed Ash trees on a homeowner’s property are usually the homeowner’s responsibility. There are […]

Tip of the Week – Ash Flower Gall

Yikes!  What is that on my Ash tree!?  Ever travel down the road or walk out into your yard and notice some odd looking brown clusters on the branches of your Ash tree?  If you have, you just found Ash Flower Gall. Ash Flower Gall is an aesthetically displeasing result of mites feeding on the […]

Emerald Ash Borer – Update

Many of our staff attended the 2012 Insect & Disease Update Seminar at the Village of Mount Prospect last week on March 15th.  The seminar was put on by the Illinois Arborist Association, Dr. Rex Bastian, Care of Trees, was conducting the seminar. The population levels of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) continue to rise […]