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There are many causes of tree stress, including diseases and pests. In this video blog, Jim Ostvig of Ostvig Tree Care talks about how you can tell if a tree is under stress, as well as the common causes, and what to do about it. Watch the video below or by visiting: http://blog.ostvigtree.com/how-to-tell-if-your-trees-are-stressed/

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Introduction The spruce spider mite is considered one of the most destructive spider mites in the United States. It injures the foliage of spruce, arborvitae, juniper, hemlock, pine, Douglas-fir, and occasionally other conifers. Damage This species damages host plants by sucking plant fluid from needles as they feed. Infested trees at first have a speckled, yellowish appearance, and lack rich green color. After prolonged feeding, needles turn rusty colored
http://ostvigtree.com/spruce-spider-mites/



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The disease is well established in the southern half of Minnesota and is spreading into northern Minnesota. The disease is of greatest concern in stands dominated by oak growing on sands in areas exposed to frequent wounding. In these areas, infected wounds start new infection pockets. In sandy soil, abundant root grafts promote rapid below-ground spread so infection pockets expand rapidly and coalesce. http://ostvigtree.com/oak-wilt-3/

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In our latest blog post, we share the top Twin Cities tree diseases -- and what to do about them. 

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We share why now is a good time to check winter tree care off of your to-do list and when you shouldn't keep your ladder out from hanging lights and do your winter pruning.
http://ostvigtree.com/four-benefits-of-winter-pruning/

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Tree removal is a serious decision that’s best made by an expert. These six factors can help you determine if a tree on your property should be removed. http://ostvigtree.com/six-reasons-to-remove-a-tree/

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Here are some guidelines for seasonal trimming and pruning.
http://ostvigtree.com/best-seasons-for-tree-pruning-trimming/

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As you enjoy your crisp fall nature walks around the Twin Cities’ plentiful lakes, trails and paths, pay close attention to the various types of trees you see. http://ostvigtree.com/popular-trees-twin-cities/

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A tree is more than just roots, bark, and leaves. Trees are a special part of our environment, and it’s important to take the utmost care of our trees – from its initial planting to its ongoing care. It is hard work and good exercise to plant a tree.

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Mulch is used to retain moisture in the soil, suppress weeds, keep the soil cool and make the garden bed look more attractive.
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