November is the time to think about:
Sudden Oak Death (SOD) and Winter clean up for inert pests. Tree work.
Canopy (canopy.org), an organization based in Palo Alto that "protects and grows the urban forest in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, and neighboring communities," in their most recent (October 2013) newsletter says that Mid-Peninsula SOD findings show "that SOD exists North of Woodside as well as both East and West of 280. Eradication of SOD in Atherton appears to have been effective but requires further monitoring. The existing SOD infection in Los Altos Hills appears to have spread Eastward." This, of course, only addresses SOD in Palo Alto and the surrounding communities.
For more information on SOD go to www.suddenoakdeath.org.
Give us a call if you have questions.
Consultations, Arborist Reports, Pruning and Removals, Emergency Tree Work, Pest Management, Diagnostics, Fertilizing
Consulting under Licenses:
Contractor's License #276793
Agricultural Pest Control Operator #QAL 109137
Pest Control Advisor #74835
- Anthracnose - Group of fungal diseases of trees that affects the leaves, stems, flowers, or fruit, causing spotting, blotching, or necrosis.
- Deciduous - Tree or other plant that sheds all of its leaves according to a genetically scheduled cycle during the cold season in temperate zones; compare to evergreen.
- Dormancy - Period of naturally reduced activity in plant growth with the potential for reactivation of growth.
- Dormant - State of reduced physiological activity in the organs of a plant.
- Evergreen - Tree or other plant that does not shed all of its foliage annually; compare to deciduous.
- Necrosis - Localized death of tissue in a living organism.
- Systemic - a pesticide that is absorbed by and permeates some or all of the host tissues, and that is more toxic to the target insects and pathogens than to the host.