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The Bronx, NY – Owens Bros Tree Service is a family business providing world-class tree services to residential and commercial customers in the Bronx, NY and vicinity. With many years of experience, the well-trained team takes care of tree removal, tree felling, storm clearance, stump grinders, tree rescue services and more. Whether tree pruning or tree removal and accessibility, Owens Bros Tree Service is an expert.

Owens Bros Tree Service is family owned and has been operating successfully since 1959. As experts in the field and with the latest in arborist and tree cutting technology equipment, the company continues to reinforce its commitment and ability to deliver the highest quality trees services. Owens Bros Tree Service has the select professional team, technology, and expertise to get the job done effectively, safely, quickly, and at an affordable price.

Owens Bros Tree Service also provides tree removal services for residential and commercial customers. Home and business tree felling and removal services face some of the toughest conditions. The specialists will address issues with trees blocking entrances, sidewalks, houses, gardens and neighboring properties. With over 60 years of quality tree care, Owens Bros.

In this way, the company helps remove damaged and dangerous trees from the property. The company has a skilled and experienced team and uses the best equipment to do its job. Owens Emergency Tree Removal Service is also available 24/7 and will quickly assess and remove any damaged trees that pose a threat to the building or the neighborhood. In addition, this New York tree service company helps with storms, tree damage, and cleanups. Once the Owens Bros. Tree Service has assessed the trees, broken and fallen branches and any dangerous trees will be removed. For the quick and complete removal of the tree stump, the professional team also brings top-quality equipment for every tree felling project.

Owens Bros Tree Service is licensed and affiliated and has helped several customers achieve their overall intended goals and has received many positive reviews. Most Bronx residents have admitted that they have never hired a tree removal company before calling Owens. Owens Bros Tree Service is also kind enough to explain the entire process of their job. As a member of Trees for the Future Plant a Tree Partnership, the company helps plant trees around the world through sustainable agroforestry. Learn more about the Owens Bros. tree service.

In addition to these services, Owens Bros Tree Service performs quick storm cleaning in the safest possible way in a storm. The company has long been doing this for The Bronx, NY and the surrounding area and provides timely and knowledgeable emergency service. In addition, Owens Bros Tree Service is fully insured and offers free estimates.

Owens Bros Tree Service is located at 528 City Island Ave, The Bronx, New York 10464, USA. For inquiries, please contact the professional tree service provider at (718) 885-0914 or visit the company’s website for more information.

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PPQ’s EAB Biocontrol Program has released one or more parasitoid wasp species (red) in over 25% of the EAB-infested counties (yellow) in the U.S.

The emerald ash borer (EAB) biological control staff of the USDA’s Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) program have reared four stingless wasp species that are EAB natural enemies. Three attack EAB’s larvae, and one attacks its eggs. The staff produce the wasps year-round and keep them in cold storage until spring. In mid-May, the staff began shipping wasps to program cooperators — state departments of agriculture, Native American tribes, universities, and environmental groups — for release.

“This release season we will send multiple shipments of one or more species to 150 release sites in EAB-infested states,” said Supervisory Entomologist Ben Slager, who manages PPQ’s EAB biocontrol rearing facility. “All four wasp species are amazing EAB hunters; however, researchers know the most about how effectively Tetrastichus attacks and kills EAB larvae, spreads, and protects ash sapling and young trees.”

Tetrastichus-planipennisi on cereal.

Tetrastichus are comparable in size to an average mosquito. They hunt by feeling vibrations from larvae feeding under the bark. They use their ovipositor to pierce through the bark and lay multiple eggs inside the larvae. Their eggs hatch, feed, and eventually kill the larvae as the wasps complete their lifecycle and bore out of the tree ready to attack more larvae.

Since the start of the biocontrol program, PPQ has released about 8 million wasps in 30 infested states. Wasp offspring have been successfully recovered in 22 of the states, demonstrating that the wasps are reproducing, becoming established in the areas where they were released, and — more importantly — attacking and killing EAB.

The parasitoids are showing promise especially in terms of protecting young ash saplings. In 2019, USDA scientists teamed up with researchers from the University of Massachusetts to study the effects of the wasp biocontrol effort in Michigan and several northeastern states. They found that the wasps were killing 20% to 80% of EAB in ash trees up to 8″ in diameter. Their study documented that more borers were being attacked by wasps, fewer EABs were attacking ash trees, and the ash trees were regenerating.

“In January 2021, PPQ removed the Federal domestic EAB quarantine regulations so we could devote our resources to biocontrol,” Slager said. “I’m happy to say the biocontrol results from the field have been encouraging, but we certainly have a lot more work ahead of us.”

To view the full article on the USDA site, visit here.

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Are you a Texas landscaper? Do you have clients whose oaks aren’t leafing out? After last winter’s devastation, many trees appear as healthy and vibrant as they have ever been, but littered in among the growing green are an equal – and seemingly arbitrary – population of barren oak trees.

This bizarre phenomenon has intrigued professionals across the state — especially since oak trees, and particularly live oak trees, are known to be an incredibly resilient species. Now, months after Winter Storm Uri swept across Texas in mid-February, many of them still aren’t leafing out. Standing in contrast to their vibrant and vivacious brethren, they look dead.

Courtney Blevins has spent almost 40 years with Texas A&M Forest Service, and he can’t recall any past freeze leaving so many oaks looking bare this late into the spring.

“I’ve been telling people my whole career that the single toughest species we have up here is live oak,” said Blevins, a forester out of Fort Worth. “And yet, it’s the live oaks that seem to be most stressed from this freeze. I’m shocked by that.”

Blevins isn’t the only one. Neil Sperry, a Texas gardening and horticulture expert known across the state, has been stunned by the variability, and the scope, of damage left in the wake of that freeze. Followers of his Facebook page have submitted over 2,000 photos of struggling oak trees, including all varieties of species and from every single region of the state. “I have been in this business professionally since 1970, and I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Sperry. “We think of oaks as permanent as concrete and steel, and for them to selectively be affected by this freeze is particularly odd.”

What Experts Say
Blevins and Sperry have spent the past few months responding to residents and landowners who are concerned about the health and condition of their trees. But as the weeks ticked past — and oak trees across the state still didn’t leaf out — Sperry decided to pull together a blue-ribbon panel of certified arborists, foresters, horticulturists, Extension specialists, nursery leaders, and garden communicators to send out a unified message. Their advice to landowners who are wondering what they should do, and whether they should cut down their valuable trees, is a simple one: just wait.

“If your tree is dead, there’s no rush to take it down,” said Blevins. “That’s one big mistake people are making. They’re in a big hurry to take that thing down, thinking it’s dangerous to leave a dead tree standing, and it’s not.”

Trees can stand firm for years after they have died. And while nobody wants a dead tree in their yard for long, landowners who are eager to replace their dead or dormant trees should note that spring isn’t the best time of year to plant trees in Texas, anyway. Instead, Texans should plant trees in the fall or early winter, when the roots are able to grow and further establish the tree.

But Blevins and Sperry are more concerned about landowners cutting down trees that could have recovered, if just given the time. “I think most of the oaks are going to come through okay,” said Blevins. “If your tree is leafing out really late, it’s obviously stressed. But most trees die from a combination of stressors, not just one thing.”

What Happened
With a prolonged, deep freeze like the one brought on by Uri, experts expected some kind of response from trees – primarily fine-twig and branch dieback. The outermost branches and stems of even the most established trees lack insulation, and are at risk of freezing in very low temperatures. This is a partial explanation as to why some trees have growth closer to their trunk and innermost branches, while the edges of their canopies remain bare – but it doesn’t explain why so many trees are leafing out late, or not at all.

One popular theory suggests that the trees that are struggling right now were likely stressed or struggling before the winter storm, especially given past conditions. “It’s been a tough decade for trees,” said Gretchen Riley, the Urban and Community Forestry Program Leader at Texas A&M Forest Service. “In 2011 we had unprecedented drought across the state, and we lost 500 million trees. Those that we didn’t lose, they experienced pretty heavy stress. And in the past decade, we’ve seen a lot of tree mortality that really had its roots in that drought.”

Riley attributes the potential mortality of mature oak trees to that drought and other, pre-existing conditions, but she attributes the overall delay in leafing out to a natural, physiological process that was interrupted by the freeze.

Every February in Texas, trees begin the process of pulling nutrients from their roots up into their branches and the finer twigs. This combination of sugar, starches, and water is then used to produce buds, which – over the course of a few weeks – become leaves, and supply the tree with food that can again be stored in the roots for the following winter. However, because there is a liquid component to this energy, it is susceptible to freeze damage – and once frozen, it cannot be repurposed.

It’s also worth noting that the week before the freeze, temperatures reached as high as 80° F across the state. Warm temperatures like that often cue trees to begin the process of budding out, and in Texas late-February is as common a time as any for trees to start leafing out. “That super freeze froze back a lot of those buds that were about to open up,” said Blevins. “Now, the trees that were preparing to bud out have to generate a whole new set of buds to leaf out, and that takes time.”

This theory would best explain the variability of the impact that Texans are seeing on their trees, since there doesn’t appear to be much of a correlation between which species of oak have been hit the hardest, or why urban trees are experiencing equal delays in leafing out. It would also help explain why some of the trees that were late to begin leafing out are still struggling. With the last of their energy reserves being put toward re-producing buds and leafing out, they have little energy left to put toward defense. In Central Texas, in particular, Texas A&M Forest Service biologists are seeing a significant population of caterpillars. With the trees being more susceptible to disease pathogens and insects, many are losing their leaves to insects as they’re actively trying to leaf out.

What To Do
While this helps explain what’s happening, most residents are more interested in how to help their trees. Unfortunately, experts are saying there isn’t much you can do, and there is very little that you should do. “They’ve been stressed, and they don’t need any more stress,” said Blevins. “So I’m telling people, when we get into the heat of the summer – especially if we have abnormal heat, like we’re supposed to this year – one thing you might want to do is maybe give them supplemental watering once or twice.”

Other than the occasional watering—and you don’t want to overwater your trees, lest the roots be flooded with water and lack the oxygen they need to breathe—Blevins recommends patience. Even fertilization should be avoided unless the tree is experiencing a specific nutrient deficiency. Fertilization leads to growth spurts – and when a tree is putting its energy into growth, any energy that could be applied to defense goes down.

Insecticide and fungicide are tempting treatments as well – since stressed trees are more susceptible to disease and insect infestation – but again, Blevins and Riley counsel patience. There’s no need for “preventative” treatments, and insect infestations and diseases should be treated on a case-by-case basis.

This information can be difficult for property owners to absorb. However, when it comes to our trees – especially our mature trees – often times, the more we do, the more harm we cause. “The best thing to do with mature trees is nothing,” said Riley. “Trees are very sensitive to change. And many of these mature trees may be a hundred years old. They’ve done really well without us, they’ve done their best to adapt to living around us, and most things that we would go in and do to them now are more stressful to them than helpful.”

With the list of stressors piling up this year, it’s likely that many of the trees which were late to leaf out will continue to appear splotchy, sickly, or partially bare. In Riley’s experience, that is not unusual in itself, and many trees should be okay if they’re given the opportunity to leaf out normally next spring. That being said, the trees that continue to appear bare may not come back. “If by mid-July they have zero leaves on them, that tree’s dead,” said Riley. “If they have a small, poor showing of leaves, you might wait until next year to make that call. It could improve.”

In any case, the consensus among professionals at Texas A&M Forest Service and across the state is simple and direct. Be patient.

If you’re concerned that a tree on a client’s property is suffering from more than just stress, visit After the Storm. Texas A&M Forest Service will continue to monitor and study the impact of winter storm Uri on Texas trees. For more information, and to stay up-to-date with findings, follow them on social media at @TexasForestService, and on twitter at @TxForestService.

This article was written and provided by Texas A&M Forest Service. Photos also provided by Texas A&M Forest Service.

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Have you ever before thought of what you would do without the tree care for pruning as well as pruning in the spring? Your backyard trees would certainly be a mess and you could not even sit there and also call your friends for coffee. It is therefore that tree care services are specifically valued in rural areas where there are more trees at home.

Currently allow’s see the advantages of having an arboriculture service for your trees as well as ask some experienced arborists to provide you details guidance on what to do for them. We understand that it is tough and also costly to grow new trees. For this reason, taking care of the ones you have can be an economical as well as plausible situation.

Reshapes your trees

At Roanoke Tree Service, we have the expertise and authority to dispatch skilled workers to evaluate and review the condition of your trees. It would certainly be better to be straightforward with them and also ask them what are the genuine chances of your trees making it through in summertime. Winter season can make them look worse than ever before as snowstorms as well as rainfall can make their branches and also origins worse.

Our services can improve your trees by improving their fallen leaves as well as replacing those that do not match others. This is very easy when you have the best elevation devices and also considerable experience to understand the right area to make modifications and also when to do the forming operations.

Cut the dead branches

Cutting the dead branches is a huge trouble for many arborists. They are the scientists who can tell you which fallow land to cut as well as exactly how to make that modification. They pertain to your home with their unique cutting as well as training tools. They find it very easy to climb trees and also find places where pruning is the only sensible method.

Dead branches can always disrupt your trees’ growth processes and also can also absorb valuable nutrients from healthy components of the tree. Due to this, having professional assessments of the condition of your trees remains a tough yet necessary task.

Reformed the covers

The covers are also crucial to evaluate when requesting tree service. People who pertain to you and evaluate the canopies can additionally try to find holes or various other places that require unique care. It would certainly be difficult to get rid of the covers as there would be stumps in the ground afterwards. However, the total rating of the covers can permit you to do a comprehensive exam of the tree as well as make sure that it will last a very long time as long as you are the lessee of your property. It is likewise essential to inspect the canopies as they can flex the tree and also put the safety of any person death as well as remaining under the tree in danger.

Makes the rooting system a lot more reliable

The effectiveness of root systems is necessary to the survival of your trees. In the summer, the root system can supply the branches and also entrusts to a competent amount of water and also juice. Due to this, your tree service could dig around the tree base, uncover the origin system, as well as inspect its health. After that they can make a decision whether to add fertilizers or various other ingredients so that water as well as nutrients are taken in faster and more effectively.

If you want to call the experts, you need to have the most excellent trees in your yard.


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Every tree is a possession for us. Ensuring it comes to be an asset for your house or business uses, we are right here to help you! We offer specialist Danbury tree services whatever the range or possibility of your project. From tree removal to tree trimming and also upkeep solutions in Danbury, we are below for you!

Our tree service is readily available 24 hrs and we have individuals focused on tree removal without damages to your residential or commercial property. Aside from cutting, we likewise focus on pruning and also upkeep. Make your way of living simple and also let our group deal with all your tree relevant issues!

Tree Service in Danbury CT

Our Tree Services in Danbury

We are thrilled to share our following solutions within Danbury for both business as well as household customers:

Tree Removal

Many times trees outgrow their environments and also do not have adequate room to obtain in your residence. Rather than cutting them down as well as damaging your home bordering the area, you can merely call us for a professional way of managing them. Our team includes a truck to lug away all hardwood and reduce trees. We are readily available to get rid of the trees entirely from your room or simply slice them down if you require the lumber.

The main objective of our service is to see to it the unneeded trees are gotten rid of from your home without harming it or causing you additional job.

Danbury Tree Trimming Service

If you like having trees on your Danbury residential property yet are tired of upkeep and also tree cleaning, we are right here to aid you. We provide total tree trimming services for trees on your residential property. Whether you have a business room or merely your yard, we will certainly make sure your trees are in proper shape as well as stay healthy.

It is extremely vital for trees to be cut. Not just do they outgrow themselves as well as look harsh, they likewise damage themselves while growing out of. They need nutrients to stay alive. If there are more branches as well as leaves on them, they would most definitely require even more nourishment. Consequently, having sufficient branching and also leaves is much better for the wellness of the tree as well.

Danbury Tree Service

If you have trees in your yard or in your business room in Danbury as well as desire them trimmed and nurtured to look fresh and also healthy, our tree service is precisely what you’re trying to find! Allowing trees expand in a closed environmental setup is extremely difficult. They call for an all-natural habitat to stay fresh. While we will not have the ability to supply them the woodland, offering them the most suitable setting and also nutritional value they require is what we stand out at.

Why Hire a Tree Removal Service

All of us enjoy having greenery around us. Not even if of the appeal but as a result of the freshness it requires. Trees include a colorful mood to our outside decor as well as make us closer to nature. Much like every little thing else in life, trees additionally require to be kept as well as sliced when necessary. If you like growing trees, you would most definitely understand the problems they undergo. Whether we like it or not, we have to cut some of our trees away to make certain the home stays risk-free and healthy. You can not rely on any person with this task unless they’re specialists. As well as those experts are right below! With our tree service, we will deal with your Danbury house like it is our own and also make certain you get rid of unneeded trees which have actually outgrown themselves or take nutrients of other plants around them. Provide us a call and let’s go over!


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Every tree is a possession for us. Guaranteeing it comes to be a property for your family or industrial uses, we are right here to help you! We offer expert Norwalk tree services regardless of what the range or potential of your job. From tree removal to tree trimming as well as maintenance services in Norwalk, we are below for you!

Our tree service is readily available 24 hrs and we have individuals specialized in tree removal without any damage to your residential property. Apart from cutting, we also concentrate on pruning and also maintenance. Make your way of living very easy as well as let our group take care of all your tree related problems!

Tree Service in Norwalk CT

Our Tree Services in Norwalk

We are thrilled to share our adhering to solutions within Norwalk for both business as well as property consumers:

Tree Removal

Many times trees outgrow their environments and also do not have adequate room to acquire in your home. As opposed to chopping them down and destructive your residential or commercial property surrounding the area, you can merely call us for an expert method of handling them. Our team comes with a truck to lug away all wood and lower trees. We are readily available to remove the trees totally from your room or simply cut them down if you need the hardwood.

The major objective of our service is to make sure the unnecessary trees are eliminated from your building without damaging it or causing you extra work.

Norwalk Tree Trimming Service

If you love having trees on your Norwalk residential property however are tired of maintenance and tree cleansing, we are here to assist you. We provide full tree trimming services for trees on your residential or commercial property. Whether you have a commercial area or simply your backyard, we will certainly ensure your trees are in correct form and remain healthy and balanced.

It is very vital for trees to be trimmed. Not only do they outgrow themselves and look rough, they additionally damage themselves while outgrowing. They call for nutrients to stay alive. If there are extra branches and also leaves on them, they would most definitely need more nutrition. Therefore, having adequate branching and leaves is much better for the health and wellness of the tree too.

Norwalk Tree Service

If you have trees in your backyard or in your business room in Norwalk and desire them trimmed and also nurtured to look fresh as well as healthy and balanced, our tree service is precisely what you’re searching for! Letting trees expand in a closed ecological setup is very tough. They need an all-natural environment to remain fresh. While we won’t have the ability to give them the forest, offering them one of the most ideal atmosphere as well as dietary value they require is what we excel at.

Why Hire a Tree Removal Service

All of us enjoy having plant around us. Not just because of the elegance however as a result of the freshness it involves. Trees include a vivid aura to our outside design and make us closer to nature. Similar to whatever else in life, trees likewise require to be preserved as well as cut when required. If you like expanding trees, you would absolutely recognize the worries they undergo. Whether we like it or otherwise, we have to chop several of our trees away to make certain the residential property stays secure as well as healthy. You can not rely on any individual with this job unless they’re professionals. As well as those experts are right here! With our tree service, we will certainly take care of your Norwalk home like it is our own as well as ensure you get rid of unneeded trees which have actually outgrown themselves or take nutrition of other plants around them. Provide us a telephone call as well as let’s go over!


About

Every tree is an asset for us. Ensuring it ends up being a property for your house or commercial uses, we are right here to help you! We provide professional Norwich tree solutions whatever the scale or capacity of your task. From tree removal to tree trimming and maintenance solutions in Norwich, we are below for you!

Our tree service is offered 24 hours as well as we have actually individuals focused on tree removal with no damages to your home. Apart from cutting, we also concentrate on pruning as well as maintenance. Make your way of living simple and let our team handle all your tree associated problems!

Tree Service in Norwich CT

Our Tree Services in Norwich

We are thrilled to share our following services within Norwich for both industrial and also domestic consumers:

Tree Removal

Oftentimes trees outgrow their environments as well as do not have adequate space to obtain in your home. Instead of cutting them down as well as damaging your building bordering the space, you can merely call us for a professional means of handling them. Our group features a truck to carry away all timber as well as cut down trees. We are available to eradicate the trees totally from your area or simply chop them down if you require the hardwood.

The main objective of our service is to make sure the unneeded trees are eliminated from your residential property without harming it or causing you additional work.

Norwich Tree Trimming Service

If you enjoy having trees on your Norwich residential property but are tired of maintenance as well as tree cleansing, we are below to assist you. We provide full tree trimming solutions for trees on your residential or commercial property. Whether you have a commercial room or simply your backyard, we will see to it your trees are in appropriate shape and remain healthy and balanced.

It is really vital for trees to be trimmed. Not just do they outgrow themselves as well as look harsh, they additionally damage themselves while growing out of. They call for nutrition to stay alive. If there are extra branches as well as leaves on them, they would most definitely need even more nutrition. As a result, having adequate branching and leaves is better for the health and wellness of the tree also.

Norwich Tree Service

If you have trees in your backyard or in your business area in Norwich as well as want them pruned and also nurtured to look fresh and healthy and balanced, our tree service is exactly what you’re seeking! Allowing trees expand in a closed ecological setup is very challenging. They need a natural habitat to stay fresh. While we won’t be able to give them the forest, supplying them one of the most appropriate setting as well as nutritional worth they require is what we stand out at.

Why Hire a Tree Removal Service

Most of us love having plant around us. Not even if of the appeal yet as a result of the freshness it involves. Trees include a vibrant aura to our outside decor and also make us closer to nature. Much like every little thing else in life, trees also require to be maintained and cut when necessary. If you like growing trees, you would definitely recognize the concerns they experience. Whether we like it or otherwise, we have to slice some of our trees away to guarantee the home continues to be risk-free and healthy. You can not rely on anybody with this task unless they’re professionals. And those professionals are right below! With our tree service, we will look after your Norwich home like it is our own and ensure you get rid of unnecessary trees which have outgrown themselves or take nutrients of other plants around them. Offer us a call and let’s discuss!