Tag Tree Disease

Tree Care Fall Checklist

Promote Healthy Soil Activity Fertilize Fall fertilization is important to maintaining healthy trees. Tree Shepherds utilizes a specific formula for the fall, which promotes root growth. For more information on tree fertilization, please click here. Mulch Unprocessed mulch helps maintain…

How to Control Sooty Mold on Crape Myrtles

Crapemyrtle with Black Scale

What Causes the Sooty Mold to Develop? The sooty mold on your crape myrtles is caused by a sap-feeding insect, known as Crape Myrtle Bark Scale (CMBS). The insect’s excrement, known as honeydew, is sugary. Eventually, the sugary honeydew becomes moldy,…

What’s wrong with my Photinias?

With the mild, humid weather North Texas has had recently, Red Tip Photinias have been hit hard with a fungal infection called Entomosporium Leaf Spot. “Leaf Spot” for short. Leaf Spot on Photinias is easily identifiable. These are some of…