Landscape & Garden Articles

by Gary Lesoing, Extension Educator in Nemaha County

Problems with Deciduous Trees?sycamoretree

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I have received several calls this spring with people concerned about trees losing their leaves.  With the cloudy and damp weather we have seen this spring there is potential for a number of issues that deciduous trees may encounter this growing season.  A common disease that has shown up, particularly on sycamore trees has been anthracnose. . . . . (Learn more, PDF, 1 pg, 119 KB)

Iron Chlorosis in Trees

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In traveling around southeast Nebraska I am seeing a number of trees in the area showing signs of iron chlorosis.  This is the condition when the leaves of trees are more yellow than normal.  In the drought conditions southeast Nebraska has experienced in recent years trees are under a great deal of stress.  Anything that can be done to reduce stress on trees will be beneficial to the tree, especially in the long-term, and also reduce the likelihood of attack by insects and diseases.  The most common trees associated with iron chlorosis are pin oaks and silver maples. . . . (Learn more, PDF, 1 pg, 106 KB)

Problems with Your Trees?

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With recent some spring rains and some warmer temperatures in recent weeks, you may be thinking about your landscape and trees.  How did your coniferous trees make it through the winter?     If you have trees that have been damaged by wind or ice or they are just over grown, it would be wise to prune them if you haven't already.  If you have had problems with your trees in the past with insects and/or diseases, it is important to evaluate them this spring to see if they look healthy. . .  (Learn more, PDF, 1 pg, 105 KB)

What About Pruning My Trees & Shrubs?

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Why prune?  This is a good time to correct minor structural problems a tree may have and remove branches that are broken, rubbing or crossing each other.  If you cut some of the smaller branches back to the trunk, this will help direct growth into the terminal leader and larger lateral branches, helping the tree develop a strong foundation. . . . (Learn more, PDF, 1 pg, 104 KB)

Other Articles

Bagworms Still Could Be a Problem (PDF, 1 pg, 155 KB) (Jul 16)
Be Prepared for Anything in Your Crops, Gardens and Landscapes (PDF, 2 pgs, 127 KB)
Blossom End Rot - A Common Problem for Tomato Producers  (PDF, 2 pgs, 127 KB)
Fall Is a Good Time for Weed Control in Your Lawn & on Your Farmstead (PDF, 1 pg, 154 KB) (Sep 16)
Fall Water Your Trees (PDF, 2 pgs, 127 KB)
Have You Been Watering Your Trees? (PDF, 1 pg, 124 KB)
How Can I Get a Weed Free Lawn? (PDF, 2 pgs, 129 KB)
How to Handle Storm Damaged Trees (PDF, 1 pg, 143 KB) (Jul 16)
Iron Chlorosis in Trees (PDF, 1 pg, 106 KB)
Not Too Late Fall for Weed Control in Your Lawn & on Your Farmstead (PDF, 1 pg, 125 KB)
Problems With Your Trees? (PDF, 1 pg, 126 KB)
Problems With Deciduous Trees? (PDF, 1 pg, 119 KB)
Seventeen Year Cicadas Leaving Their Mark (PDF, 1 pg, 120 KB)
Should I Prune My Trees and Shrubs? (PDF, 2 pgs, 124 KB)
Should I Water My Trees? (PDF, 2 pgs, 128 KB)
What About Insects in Trees? (PDF, 1 pg, 125 KB)
What About Pruning My Trees & Shrubs? (PDF, 1 pg, 104 KB)

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