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Entries for March 2017

Oak Wilt in Pin Oaks

Posted on March 08, 2017 in: General News, Education

Oak Wilt in Pin Oaks
Pin Oaks are one of the most prolific trees in the Saint Louis area. They grow very rapidly and provide deep shade, quickly. Recently, many oak trees across town have been infected with Oak Wilt and suddenly die within six weeks of showing signs of outward infection. Pin Oaks and other oak trees should NOT be pruned in the Spring (March through June). Clipper begins scheduling Oak prunings in July after the danger of spreading disease. Trees at risk for infection include: In the vicinity of other Oaks that have recently died suddenly impro...

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Emerald Ash Borer is Here!

Posted on March 08, 2017 in: General News

Emerald Ash Borer is Here!
The Ash trees planted along our streets, in our parks, neighborhoods to replace the ill-fated American Elm are now themselves at risk. The borer will likely destroy ninety five percent of Ash trees in the next five years; only treated trees will survive. If you have an Ash tree that you would like to keep, Clipper Tree Service is able to inject your tree and inoculate it against insect attack.

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