We can't do this alone. Your help is needed to keep trees alive and healthy. Don't wait, become a steward of your trees today.
Plant and Nurture Young Trees. The first few years of a tree’s life are critical to the future of a healthy tree. Planting and taking care of newly planted trees can greatly improve their chance of a long and healthy life.
Keep Tree Beds Tidy. A tidy tree bed absorbs more water when it rains and maintains a healthy root system for the tree.
Become a Pest Detective. Be observant and look for unusual changes in your neighborhood trees. Trees usually show symptoms when they are under attack. The earlier we catch a pest infestation, the easier it is to limit or even prevent the widespread damage caused by these pests.
Don’t Move Firewood
. Most pests can only move short distances on their own, but people inadvertently move them long distances by moving firewood or other raw wood to new areas. It is very difficult to see if wood is infested with a pest or disease, so play it safe: buy it where you burn it and please don’t move firewood.
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There’s an App for That. There are apps that make it easy for you to identify, map and care for trees, as well as report tree pests to officials. Check out our resource library to find an app specific to your city or region.
Report a Pest. When you identify tree damage or notice an unusual tree pest, take a picture and note the location. Report your findings to officials in your state government or professionals through your state university.