Archives for Plant Health Care

The Japanese Beetle Is Invasive Pest Threatening Oregon (Part 2)

If you have not already read it, here’s a link to Part 1 of this post. How they spread from one area to another Because they are flyers, the beetles spread naturally and often fly short distances between plants.  In fact, they have the capability to fly up to 5 miles with the help of […]

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The Japanese Beetle Is Invasive Pest Threatening Oregon (Part 1)

The Japanese beetle has been in the U.S. since 1916 and has slowly spread throughout all the states east of the Mississippi River except for Florida and Louisiana. Over the last 30 years, it’s been detected in various parts of Oregon but the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) has been able to eradicate it every […]

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Japanese Beetle Outbreak In Portland Oregon

As part of a public service announcement, General Tree Service wants to inform homeowners in Portland Oregon and all residents of Washington County about an outbreak of invasive Japanese beetles.  We’re not the only city dealing with this pest as the Japanese beetle is a problem for many areas of the United States. A record […]

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Drought Effects On Portland Trees And Plants

Last year we all suffered through a hot, dry summer and it looks like Portland and the Willamette Valley will have a similar weather pattern again this year. While we can put air conditioning in our homes and stay out of the sun in an attempt to keep cool, it’s not the same for the […]

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Portland Homeowners-Look For Signs Of Boxwood Blight

It’s come to our attention that Portland Oregon homeowners should be on the lookout for Boxwood blight in their yards. Jay W. Pscheidt, a plant pathology specialist with OSU’s Extension Service was interviewed by the Oregonian and stated that this is a serious problem and warns us the disease is spreading to the Portland Oregon […]

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Invest In The Environment-Why Arbor Day Is Important

As a nation, the United States celebrates Arbor Day on the last Friday in April though Oregon has set aside an entire week to honor trees-the 1st full week in April. Washington State celebrates it on the 2nd Wednesday in April. No matter how and when you observe it, Arbor Day is a time for […]

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Why Portland Homeowners Should Invest In Plant Health Care

This is the 3rd post in our series about Plant Health Care (PHC). So far we have explained (in detail) what it is and what elements a PHC program should have in order to be effective.  This last post will explain why all Portland and Vancouver homeowners should invest in Plant Health Care. Plants and trees […]

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Plant Health Care Basics For Portland Oregon Homeowners

Plant health care is very important yet many homeowners don’t exactly know what it is or how their plants and landscape benefit from it.  This is the first of several posts where we’ll explain what it is, how it works and why it’s a good investment for Portland homeowners (and business owners too). What’s the […]

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Why You Need To Fertilize Trees and Shrubs in your Portland Yard

The goal of any Plant Health Care program is to keep your trees and shrubs as healthy and vibrant as possible.  Why?  A healthy plant can withstand pressure from insects and diseases much better that a stressed, unhealthy plant.  This is why you need to fertilize trees and shrubs in your Portland Oregon yard. Fertilization […]

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Portland Oregon landscapes being attacked by a new pest-Azalea Lace bug

Do your azaleas and rhododendrons look pale and off color? The Azalea Lace bug may be attacking the underside of the leaves by sucking out chlorophyll, therefore reducing photosynthesis and transpiration. This results in heavily damaged leaves turning brown and causing defoliation. If left untreated, these azalea bugs can kill your beautiful plants leaving your […]

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