PHC on the Lookout – Scale 101

Scale insects are a large group of different species that vary in size, color and shape. Host plants include commonly used shade trees, evergreens, shrubs, groundcovers and others. Heavy infestations can seriously debilitate the host plant, possibly killing the plant if infestations continue year after year. 2016 has seen the return of many scale species […]

Tree of the Week – Cucumber Magnolia

  The Cucumber Magnolia is a primitive plant that has been around since the time of the dinosaurs. Fossils back up the theory that Magnolias have been on the Earth for at least 100 million years. This Magnolia is one of the hardiest of the group, being native to the USA and thriving in USDA […]