Bartlett’s Tree Topics Blog

Add a POP of Color with Flowering Ornamentals

flowering ornamental

Every landscape looks great when flowering trees and shrubs are blooming. When the right plant is in the right place, it’s magic! Ornamentals are a great choice for adding a pop of color in a landscape since they are usually small and easily managed. Here are a few that will do well in many situations.
Read more ›

Posted in Uncategorized

Container Trees: Pretty and Practical

Potted citrus tree 300x200 - Container Trees: Pretty and Practical

Containerized trees and shrubs can add points of interest to patios, decks, small yards and balconies. Just give some thought to selecting the tree, pot and potting soil. Then consider how the tree will be maintained. If container plants are cared for, they can provide enjoyment for decades.
Read more ›

Posted in Tree Advice, Urban Tree Care

Invasive Shot Hole Borer Affecting California’s Trees

The polyphagous shot hole borer is a recently introduced, non-native beetle that is having a devastating impact on landscapes, forests and agriculture in southern California. This insect pest bores into trees, creating galleries where it feeds and lays eggs. Wood boring insects are known for being destructive to trees as their activity inside the tree disrupts the flow of water and nutrients. The polyphagous shot hole borer is especially damaging because it also introduces a pathogenic fungus that rapidly kills trees.
Read more ›

Posted in Pests and Diseases

Spring is Coming … Along with Foliar Diseases

After the cold, dark weather of winter, we are all looking forward to spring! Flowers will be blooming.  The birds will be singing. And while spring brings new life to trees, it also brings foliar diseases that attack their growing leaves. Foliar diseases impact the appearance of a tree’s leaves (resulting in spots, lesions or other visible defects) and hurt the tree’s ability to make food through photosynthesis.
Read more ›

Posted in Pests and Diseases, Tree Advice

Helping Trees Recover from Winter Weather and Injuries

After winter, it’s important to help trees and shrubs recover from the stress of harsh weather and any injuries. This is particularly true since plants under stress are more susceptible to several insects and diseases. There are a number of things that can be done to help trees and shrubs be in their best shape for spring so that they are healthier overall and less susceptible to pest problems.
Read more ›

Posted in Environmental Issues, Tree Advice
Bartlett Tree Experts logo

Being a leader in the tree care industry means continually focusing on learning and innovation. Bartlett’s Tree Topics blog follows in that tradition by offering a place to receive advice on trees, tree pests, tree preservation, and more.

Facebook LogoTwitter Logo
bartlett arborist consultation with customerMake an appointment with your local Arborist Representative to discover why Bartlett is the leader in professional tree care.