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  • Skip the Sugar Water - Best Care for Christmas Trees

    You've got your Christmas tree. Now, you want to make sure it stays alive throughout the holiday season.

    Use these best care tips from tree care industry experts to keep your Christmas tree fresh.

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  • Applying Dormant Oils Can Help Protect Your Trees From Parasitic Insects

    While dormant trees may not be so easy on the eyes for us, overwintering insects still find their look appealing. Late in the summer, scale insects, mites and aphids will lay eggs on trees that stay on through the winter months until new larvae are born. These larvae can damage fruit trees, such as apple and pear trees, as well as certain shrubs and woody ornamentals.

    Thankfully, you can help protect your trees and shrubs with dormant oils (also known as horticultural oils), a readily available and relatively inexpensive solution. An application of dormant oil will help control overwintering insect populations by coating the insects’ spiracles, effectively smothering future larvae. Best of all, the oils are less toxic to beneficial insects, such as lady bugs, as well as birds and mammals.

    Applying dormant oil will help to keep your trees and shrubs healthy and give you a head start on insect management in the spring.

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