is still a problem in some of our communities like Lincoln, Concord, Carlisle, Lexington, Wayland, and surrounding towns. We offer a banding service for susceptible trees such as maples, oaks and dogwoods. The best time to put the bands on the trees is between Halloween and Thanksgiving, preparing for the nuptial flights of the male moths who emerge to seek females crawling up the tree trunks.
For more information about the life cycle of this pest and its breeding cycle, visit
UMass Extension's web site
know if you would like the banding service this year, as we need to order the product now.
- Has pine sap as its main ingredient and nearly invisibly coats the leaves or needles of yews, boxwoods, rhododendrons and hollies during periods of winter winds and scalding sun, much like lip balm protects lips. In spring, it slowly breaks down as temperatures warm up.
Anti-desiccant is also recommended for any west or south facing plantings or Zone 6 plants. The application is done in November using our 200 gallon spray tank. Only one application per season is necessary.
is most effective if applied in November, just as deer lose green grass, leaves and shoots as a food source. We spray it on the shrubs they prefer to eat such as holly, yew, arborvitae, and rhododendron. If you see deer on your property or traces of their presence, chances are they will soon be browsing at night on your plants! Our invisible repellent is
composed of sulfur, garlic and hot peppers that deer find unappetizing.
Asian Longhorn Beetle
- Emergence season is here for this exotic pest. Check your trees for
, exit holes the diameter of a large pencil, and the beetle itself. Trees they prefer to live in include Maple, Birch, Elm, Willow, Horsechestnut, Ash, Plane Tree, Poplar, Mountain Ash, Mimosa, Katsura and Golden Raintree.
Look for more information on this helpful
, including where to report sitings.