December 5, 2021
Aphids on Pine Trees (Ponderosa, Pinion, Austrian and other landscape pine trees)
Watch for: shiny substance on needles and ground (honey dew), more than normal dead needle drop, ants (going after the honey dew), sooty mold (black fungal growth on honey dew).
The aphid management information in the following publications is still valid:
Bark Beetle and Dying Conifer Alert
Updated June 21, 2021
Forest Service Flyer (includes QR code to latest info)
Using Insecticides to Prevent Bark Beetle Attacks on Conifers AZ1380 and Addendum to AZ1380
Note: There is little or no data on whether or not Verbenone (anti-aggregation pheromone) is effective on Ips bark beetles. We still recommend the single tree protection strategies that are discussed in AZ1380.
Cypress Bark Beetle AZ 1316 (AZ Cypress, Leyland Cypress, native Junipers)
May 19, 2021 Backyard Gardener "Bark Beetles in Arizona Cypress and Junipers"
June 16, 2021 Backyard Gardener "Drought Impacts on Landscape Conifers"
June 21, 2021 Urban Tree Stress Alert - How to irrigate trees in our current drought condition
Future Presentations / Events
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Camp Verde Office Master Gardener Help Desk
2830 N. Commonwealth Dr, Ste 103
Camp Verde, AZ 86322
Prescott Office Master Gardener Help Desk
840 Rodeo Dr, Bldg C
Prescott, AZ 86305
We are not currently performing pH testing. If you would like to have your soil tested we suggest that you send your soil samples to Texas A&M.
Covers a range of horticultural topics and other locally relevant issues.Backyard Gardener
Plant selection; how to plant, irrigate and maintain landscapes.Landscape Bulletins & Links
Water Harvesting View YouTube
What Bees are These? View YouTube
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