The D.E.E.P. of Connecticut licenses us to control ticks which are not problematic to trees and shrubs, but to humans and pets!  From August to November is when adult ticks are most active and can transmit Lyme disease and many other severe viruses.  It is important to start spraying for ticks since the begginig of Spring.  Pyrethroid Miticides work best.


These maggots live and feed in the inside of the leaves, causing yellow blisters on the leaves.  leaves turn yellow to brown then they die.  The plant will loose more and more leaves year after year.  Most commun on Boxwood, Arborvitae and Inkberry.  Deep root injection works best to eliminate the maggots inside of the plant followed by liquid fertilizer to help the plant recover.


When temperatures drop very low, evergreen trees and shrub loose water from their leaves by evaporation.  Plants cannot absorb water from the frozen ground therefore lost water in the leaves cannot be replaced though out the winter season causing leaves to desiccate and dry out.  All brown leaves will not recover.  All evergreens are susceptible, the most affected are Boxwood, Ilex, Holly and Southern Magnolia.

To reduce winter burn, water thoroughly the root system before ground freezes, cover plants using burlap wraps.  Thoroughly apply an anti-desiccant film to all leaves.

Notice on the picture the damaged boxwood leaves by winter burn. This picture was taken by our Arborist in Stamford, CT.


There are many types of leaf spots that infect many trees and shrubs, most commun on Mountain Laurel, Pachysandra, Apple, Cherry, Dogwood, Leocothoes, Rose and Hydrangae.