So the old rule is you shouldn’t ever plant trees in the summer – at least in landscaping circles. But inevitably, we get the same question year after year – “why not plant in the summer?” On the surface, it all seems to make sense right? Sun’s out, gun’s out! Everything’s growing, the weather’s warm, you get plenty of rain (most of the time) – WHY NOT? We’ll, we’ll tell you, today.
Grappling with Gypsy Moths
Gypsy Moths are some of the most destructive species to ever be introduced to the United States. They devour leaves and can defoliate, weaken and kill nearly 300 different species of trees – and have become especially prevalent in the northeastern part of the country. To date, they’ve infected almost 75 million acres of forest.
Keeping tabs on your tree and protecting it from infection and infestation is an ongoing, year-round effort. However, as much as we look forward to the beauty of Spring and our trees waking up from their long, winter slumber – Spring can be a treacherous time for trees as it’s during this time of year that they’re most susceptible to disease and infection.
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