Montgomery & Bucks County, PA

Tree Care Tips

A vibrant apple tree laden with ripe, unblemished fruit under a clear blue sky, showcasing healthy leaves and branches.

Feb 21 2024

Pests & Diseases

Apple Scab Prevention for Backyard Trees

This guide will walk you through how to spot the signs of apple scab, understand what causes it, and most importantly, how to stop it before it starts. With a focus on the right care at the right time, especially in the spring, we'll show you how to keep your apple trees healthy and productive.
A fallen tree on top of a house.

Jan 31 2024

Tree Care

Hazardous Tree FAQs: What to Know About Dangerous Trees

If you worry about the risk of hazardous trees on your property, this guide will answer all your questions and give you the knowledge and resources to keep your home safe.
Pennsylvania native trees, willow oaks, grow in a park.

Dec 18 2023

Tree Care

Protecting Pennsylvania’s Native Trees

If you’re a property owner passionate about the environment, it’s essential to understand native trees considered protected species in Pennsylvania. These aren't just beautiful elements in our landscape; they are crucial to our ecosystem.
A Clauser Tree Care employee uses a ladder and pole pruner to prune an evergreen tree in Pennsylvania.

Nov 15 2023

Tree Care

The Best Times to Prune Pennsylvania Trees

Uncover the surprising truth about year-round tree pruning in Pennsylvania and keep your outdoor space looking stunning all year long. We cover the best times to prune, things to consider when planning tree pruning, and more.
A group of green, round boxwood leaves dusted with winter frost.

Oct 11 2023

Tree Care

Tree Anti-Desiccants: Staying Hydrated All Winter Long

Discover the secret to keeping your trees hydrated all winter long with anti-desiccants. Say goodbye to dry and unhealthy Pennsylvania trees!
A cluster of dry, brown pine needles like these is often a sign of a dying tree.

Sep 21 2023

Tree Care

7 Signs of a Dying Tree and 7 Things You Can Do About It

Is your Pennsylvania tree dying? Recognize the signs of an unhealthy tree and discover the things you can do to make it thrive again. Learn more now!
Section of eastern hemlock tree branch with its needles covered with the adelgid’s woolly secretion.

Aug 16 2023

Pests & Diseases

Pennsylvania Hemlocks: Battle Against Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

The hemlock woolly adelgid is an insect pest killing up to 80% of hemlock trees in some areas. Learn what Pennsylvania is doing to stop the attack.
A large caterpillar tent is spiraled around conifer branches against a deep blue sky.

Jul 19 2023

Pests & Diseases

5 Leaf-Eating Insects and the Damage They Cause in PA

Pennsylvania is under attack by a host of leaf-eating insect pests that can hurt your trees. Fighting them starts with identification.
A fallen tree in PA

Jun 6 2023

Tree Care

7 Signs of a Dangerous Tree

Do you know if your tree is dangerous? Here are 7 things you can inspect to tell if your tree is healthy or a hazard, and what to do if your tree poses a danger.
Bacterial leaf scorch (Xylella fastidiosa) on pin oak leaves. Image courtesy of Penn State Department of Plant Pathology & Environmental Microbiology Archives , Penn State University, Bugwood.org

May 18 2023

Pests & Diseases

Bacterial Leaf Scorch

Bacterial leaf scorch is a common and fatal tree disease in eastern Pennsylvania, but it doesn’t have to mean the end for your tree. With the right treatment and preventive actions, you can reduce the spread of BLS and keep your trees healthy.
An adult spotted lanternfly with wings spread out rests on a tree in Pennsylvania.

Apr 27 2023

Pests & Diseases

Spotted Lanternfly – Pest Profile & FAQs

The spotted lanternfly is an invasive pest causing damage to trees and landscapes across Pennsylvania. Learn how to identify its many stages and limit the harm it does on your property.
Trees that were overly pruned or "topped," with the entire top of the trees cut off.

Mar 30 2023

Tree Care

Tree Topping – Just Don’t Do It

Tree topping is commonly done and may seem to be an efficient way to reduce the size of a tree. Unfortunately, it has severe unintended consequences that put your tree and surrounding structures at risk. Learn why tree topping is NOT an acceptable pruning practice.