1. Get Rid Of That Poison Ivy

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    Plant Solutions can rid your yard of poison ivy
    or any other pesky plant just call us at 908-548-0716

    Poison Ivy sign

    Poison Ivy sign

    This plant, like our mosquitoes, was here to welcome the invaders from Europe who had never seen it. The leaf is three lobed with the central leaflet on a short petiole. The two lateral leaflets are lobed on the outside edge while the central leaflet is lobed on both edges. The flower is hidden beneath the leaves and is green in color. The fruit is a small, white berry growing in clusters. All parts of the plant are poisonous at all times of the year. Poison ivy also has aerial rootlets which fasten it to trees, telephone poles, and other structures. It also grows as an upright plant. A single stem comes up from the underground stem. It can be identified by the aerial rootlets on the stem.

     

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  2. Don’t Let These Bugs Kill Your Trees

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    Warning: Emerald Ash Borer is spreading.

    emerald Ash Borer danger area

    (TRENTON) – New Jersey Department of Agriculture officials today reported that the emerald ash borer (EAB), an invasive beetle that attacks and kills ash trees, is active in five towns in three counties.

    Municipal officials and residents of Bridgewater and Hillsborough in Somerset County, Westampton in Burlington County and Ewing and West Windsor in Mercer County are encouraged to tree care professional to learn how to protect their ash trees or what to do with dead or dying trees.

    “Emerald ash borer is a fast-moving, highly destructive invasive pest, which could lead to the death of ash trees,” said New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher.  “Now that the beetle is in New Jersey and is starting to spread, we ask that towns put plans in place to respond to the beetle.”

    Emerald ash borer was first discovered in New Jersey in May 2014 by a private citizen in Bridgewater.  EAB is now present in 25 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces.  It was first discovered in Michigan in 2002 and has since killed tens of millions of trees.

    The adult emerald ash borer is a metallic green insect about one-half inch long and one-eighth inch wide making it hard to detect in the wild.  The female beetles lay eggs on the bark of ash trees. The eggs hatch and the larvae bore into the bark to the fluid-conducting vessels underneath.  The larvae feed and develop, cutting off the flow of nutrients and, eventually killing the tree.  EAB attacks and kills North American species of true ash, and tree death occurs three to five years following initial infestation.  EAB is native to Asia.

  3. Can You Identify Poison Ivy?

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    Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac are growing like crazy this year.

    Can you ID poison ivy

    Plant Solutions removes Poison Ivy, Poison Oak and Poison Sumac. Don’t expose your family to the dangers of these poisonous plants, call 908-548-0716 and we will take care of it for you.

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    We would love to hear from you! Please fill out this form and we will get in touch with you shortly. Call us at (888) 742-8733 or email info@plantsolutionsnj.com

  4. Severe Storm Warning – Again!

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    Are You Ready For a Storm?

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    The Summer is just starting and we are seeing strong storms moving in from the west. These storms have damaged trees and properties. If you have storm damaged trees or would like to talk to us about preventive trimming, please call 888-742-TREE.

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  5. Poison Ivy – Why Hate It!

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    Ever wonder why poison ivy makes you itch and how to get rid of it? We can get rid of the poison ivy on your property. If you get a rash call a doctor.

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  6. Beware – New tick-borne disease worse than Lyme

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    Ticks in your grass can spread diseases

    Ticks in your grass can spread diseases

    A new study finds a tick-borne disease known as Borrelia Miyamoto is now infecting people across the Northeast, and in some cases the symptoms are so extreme that people have gone to the hospital.

    A Flemington, NJ physician, gained prominence two years ago when he became the first to identify a nasty little tick-borne pathogen called Borellia Miyamotoi as the source of a severe human illness.

    Now he has co-authored a new paper, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, that starts to give physicians a better understanding of B. Miyamotoi and its effect on humans.

    With Lyme disease, the majority of illnesses appear to occur in June and early July, and B. miyamotoi is largely centered around the late summer, so the effect of the two bacteria is to widen the overall risk of tick-borne disease.

    Symptoms of B. Miyamotoi vary widely. Some people don’t feel sick and others have a high fever and other flu-like symptoms. In addition, B. Miyamotoi appears to be associated with related bugs that cause recurring flu-like illness, unlike Lyme.

    While ticks are particularly a problem now, they’re virtually always a problem in places like Hunterdon County, Gugliotta said. Tick-borne disease abates when the first frosts occur, but the bugs are found in places that stay warmer, such as barns, he said.

    Plant Solutions can help you manage you any tick problem you may have. Let our experts lesson the risk to your family and pets of Borellia miyamotoi and Lyme Disease.

    Read more at http://www.nj.com/healthfit/index.ssf/2015/06/tick-borne_illness_first_diagnosed_in_hunterdon_wo.html

     

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  7. Trees Clean the Soil

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    The term phytoremediation is a fancy word for the absorption of dangerous chemicals and other pollutants that have entered the soil. Trees can either store harmful pollutants or actually change the pollutant into less harmful forms. Trees filter sewage and farm chemicals, reduce the effects of animal wastes, clean roadside spills and clean water runoff into streams.

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