March 2019
Spring is a time for growth
Autumn Tree loves sharing knowledge about plants, trees, and bugs. In April we hope to spark conversation and engage your children or grandchildren in research and conversation. In honor of Arbor day, Earth day, and Easter we will hide an egg on your property for your children or grand-children to find. This will be done on the day your services are scheduled. In the egg will be a fun fact to help children understand the benefits of trees in their communities. This is a great way to learn about the benefits of trees and how to identify them. If you would like to be a part of our project, please register below to be added to our 'Hunt for Knowledge' list. 
Daylight Savings time
Don't Forget We Spring forward
March 10, 2019 @ 2 AM
What a cold winter we've had. Don't fret, winter is almost over. As we count down the days to spring let us help you prepare your yard with these tips:

  • Cut back ornamental grasses and Russian sage
  • Flip or install new mulch. Give your mulch a good fluff
  • Apply pre-emergent before those pesky weeds start peaking through
  • Amend planting beds with new soil or nutrients
  • Start your irrigation after the last freeze date and perform a system check. (Expected last frost is March 16th according to Farmer's Almanac)
  • Perform tool maintenance to prepare for the season
  • Trim shrubs for shape or call us and we'll do it for you
  • We offer spring lawn aeration and over seeding to bring your lawn back to life

March is also a great time to start planting seeds indoors. Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery, Collards, Eggplants, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Peppers, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes. For outside planting you can start peas, radishes, and spinach.
Eriophyid Mite Gall
Did this happen to your Ash Tree last season? The cause is Eriophyid Mites. The exact term is “Eriophyid mite gall”. We here at Autumn Tree were first responders on many gulls. There were a few instances where the gull was so severe that branches had broken in the crown.
Eriophyid mites can have multiple generation in a season. To control these pests apply spring dormant oil and insecticidal soaps 7-15 days before bud break. Apply Miticides at bud break. All of Autumn Tree’s IPMs (Inspect and Spray programs) have a miticide added throughout the season.
Test your brain in this month's word search on trees.
We've got your back
As spring reveals what is in store remember we are looking out for your trees and shrubs. Look for our next newsletter to help keep you informed with what is happening with trees, shrubs, bugs, and what services may be needed.