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What’s Digging Holes Around My Palo Verde Tree?

March 2, 2021

Have you recently noticed areas of disturbed soil around some of your trees? Or signs that something has been digging up the ground beneath certain trees? In some cases, it can look like an out-of-control rototiller ran through your yard! Take a…

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Which Palo Verde Tree is Best for Your Phoenix-Area Yard?

February 2, 2021

The palo verde tree is Arizona’s state tree, but do you know all of the different types? Both the foothills palo verde and blue palo verde are native to the state, and both of them are the official Arizona state tree (although…

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Witches’ Broom in Phoenix-Area Trees

December 9, 2020

Some tree issues have unusual names that don’t seem to have anything to do with their name. But that’s not the case with witches’ broom – oftentimes, this deformity on trees actually looks like a broom. Witches’ broom can pop up on…

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Do Leaves Change Color in Phoenix?

November 5, 2020

Every autumn, leaves throughout much of the country change from green into brilliant hues of red, orange, yellow or burgundy. In the Phoenix area, our low desert climate means that the vibrant fall colors found in cooler climates aren’t as common. But…

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Is Mistletoe Killing Your Tree?

September 17, 2020

If you’ve ever noticed a cluster of what appear to be twigs or small branches concentrated together in your mesquite or palo verde tree, it may in fact be desert mistletoe. Mistletoe is often confused for a nest or hive, but it…

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Pre-emergent Weed Control: FAQs for Phoenix Residents

August 10, 2020

If you’re constantly weeding your Phoenix or Anthem area yard, you may want to consider using a pre-emergent treatment to control the problem. These types of herbicides are applied to stop weed seeds from growing and act very differently from the weed…

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Why Are My Tree’s Leaves Turning Brown in Summer?

August 3, 2020

The three most common reasons why leaves turn brown in summer are preventable. Learn what to look for and how to keep trees healthy in summer.

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June 25, 2020

When you think of the sounds of summer, one of the most common sounds in the Phoenix and Anthem areas is noise from cicadas. In this article, we go over some common questions about these noisy neighbors, including how they are able…

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Are Palo Verde Borers Killing Your Trees?

June 4, 2020

Also known as the palo verde beetle, palo verde root borer, or palo verde borer beetle, Derobrachus hovorei is a longhorn beetle that can sometimes be confused as a cockroach. But, unlike cockroaches, this insect attacks and kills palo verde trees (among others). This…

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What’s Eating My Texas Mountain Laurel?

May 11, 2020

The Texas mountain laurel is a beautiful, evergreen shrub or small tree, with fragrant purple flowers and one noticeable problem – each summer, the plant may suddenly start losing its new leaves and buds. It looks like something is eating the plant,…

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