Emerald Ash Borer – Deadly Charlotte Pest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOCAL ARBORIST WARNS OF POTENTIALLY DEADLY BEETLE PINEVILLE, N.C. – A leading tree care company is warning residents in our City of Trees: Watch out for emerald ash borer. “It’s a bad insect that we don’t want in the Charlotte area but it’s here,” says Nathan Morrison, a certified arborist and co-owner of Arborscapes in Pineville. The …

5 Mistakes Homeowners Make With New Landscaping

Congratulations! You’ve just installed new landscaping and your property couldn’t look better. But trouble looms in the form of five main mistakes that homeowners sometimes make after they think the project is finished. Landscape Accounts Manager Brandon Sleigh, a horticulturist, landscape designer-installer and lifelong gardener, explains those potential mistakes one at a time. Water mismanagement In other words, using too …

Cedar Grove Cemetery Revitalization

Here at Arborscapes, we are proud to have joined an effort to right a wrong, may all who are buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery rest in peace. The cemetery on Hildebrand Street in west Charlotte is the final resting place for an untold number of African Americans. The last burial was in the 1990s. Privately owned, with the last known …

Arborscapes Plant Resolutions

10 Resolutions For Your Yard

John Maurice, our Tree Care Operations Manager, offers some practical new year’s advice for your trees. Have a question or concern? Reach us at (704) 525-7148 or office@arborscapes.com. We are eager to help. You can visit us 24/7 at Arborscapes.net. Exercising more isn’t the only resolution you should make early in 2022. Here are 10 things to resolve to do …

Tree Banding

Time to join the band!

They are as visible a part of the Charlotte landscape as skyscrapers, cranes and breweries: Those dark, gooey bands that protect our magnificent trees from dreaded cankerworms. December is the time to schedule an appointment for Arborscapes to take care of cankerworm business on your property. Cankerworms, as we know only too well, are caterpillars that emerge as adult moths …

Sooty Mold

What is Sooty Mold?

Sooty mold is a type of plant mold that results in an unsightly black discoloration on trees. Without proper control, it can make the host plant turn entirely black. This tree mold grows on the honeydew residue left by sucking insects, such as aphids and soft scales, that infest the plant. These pests can cause the host plant to lose …

What to do when a tree falls

What to do when a tree falls

Here’s a great question to address during this summer season of sudden, violent storms: What should you do when a tree falls? For the answer, and some practical advice, we turn to Matt Davenport, our Safety Coordinator/Certified Arborist, who has 23 years of experience in the tree industry. FIRST First, Matt says, stay calm. Your immediate job is to distinguish …

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

What are those holes? Sapsuckers

Clients often ask us about small holes in the trunks of their trees and shrubs. Most often these are from a small bird called a sapsucker. These birds like to visit a wide variety of trees and shrubs during the winter months and create a series of small holes that are generally arranged in a horizontal line. Often times there …

Spring Watering Tips

Watering Tips for Spring 2021

We’ve had a pretty decent amount of rain so far this spring in the Charlotte area. Most mature/established landscape plants don’t require much if any additional watering unless there are drought conditions. If you have a newly planted tree or shrub, watering on a more consistent basis is important during the first few years. A refillable bag placed around the …

Black Knot

Black Knot

Black knot is fungus that affects members of the cherry family (Prunus) and creates strange looking distortions in the branches, pictured here. Management of black knot is possible in trees that are not heavily infested. Trees showing symptoms throughout large parts of the canopy however, are best removed. If you’d like to learn more about our plant healthcare services, or …