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Lichen: What It Is and What to Do

November 4th, 2015

Lichen is a harmless, either gray or greenish organism that often grows on the trunks or branches of trees.  Since lichen will grow on almost any stationary object, it is more likely to be found on mature trees than fast-growing young trees that often shed their bark as part of the growth process.  This moss-like […]

Preventing Root Rot in Your Dooryard Citrus

February 3rd, 2012

Foot rot and root rot are both symptoms of Phytophthora, a serious soil-borne disease that infects all citrus varieties. Although its effects are most devastating to commercial growers, it can still attack trees grown in the home landscape. Fortunately, there are preventative measures you can take before planting to keep your citrus trees healthy and […]

Fertilizer is Crucial for Growing Citrus Trees

August 23rd, 2011

Most everyone who buys a citrus tree for thier yard is hoping to pick some off to eat every year as they fruit.  One customer that came in to the nursery was very typical of those that have trouble growing citrus trees.  He had a Sunkist tangerine tree, a younger four year old tree with a […]

Tampa Citrus Trees Struggling After Rough Winter

August 17th, 2010

We have been hearing a lot about struggling Tampa Bay citrus trees this year.  Many customers who have had thriving orange and tangerine trees for 10 to 15 years are finding them sick with dead branches, rendering them much less dense than before.  Most of them don’t see any noticeable disease or injury to the […]

Magnolias and Other Tampa Trees Have a Transition Period After Moving

July 24th, 2010

After moving Magnolia Trees will go through a state of “shock” while its root system acclimates to a new environment.