Landscape & Garden Resources

Articles by Gary Lesoing,
Extension Educator in Nemaha County

Problems with Deciduous Trees?sycamoretree

(PDF, 1 pg, 119 KB) May 2016
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) May 2016

Iron Chlorosis in Trees

(PDF, 1 pg, 106 KB) May 2016
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) May 2016

Problems with Your Trees?

(PDF, 1 pg, 105 KB) April 2015
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) April 2015

What About Pruning My Trees & Shrubs?

(PDF, 1 pg, 104 KB) March 2015
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) March 2015

Other Articles

Bagworms Still Could Be a Problem (PDF, 1 pg, 541 KB) May 2018
Blossom End Rot - A Common Problem for Tomato Producers  (PDF, 2 pgs, 127 KB) July 2013
Check Trees for Bagworms & Spider Mites (PDF, 1 pg, 456 KB) July 2018
Fall Is a Good Time for Weed Control in Your Lawn & on Your Farmstead (PDF, 1 pg, 462 KB) October 2018
Fall Water Your Trees (PDF, 2 pgs, 127 KB) October 2014
How Can I Get a Weed Free Lawn? (PDF, 2 pgs, 127 KB) April 2013
How to Handle Storm Damaged Trees (PDF, 1 pg, 143 KB) July 2016
Iron Chlorosis in Trees (PDF, 1 pg, 106 KB) May 2016
Problems With Your Trees? (PDF, 1 pg, 126 KB) April 2015
Problems With Deciduous Trees? (PDF, 1 pg, 119 KB) May 2016
Seventeen Year Cicadas Leaving Their Mark (PDF, 1 pg, 120 KB) April 2015
What About Insects in Trees? (PDF, 1 pg, 125 KB) July 2014
What About Pruning My Trees & Shrubs? (PDF, 1 pg, 104 KB) March 2015

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