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Old 06-08-2011, 10:02 AM
Grasman Grasman is offline
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Tscape, It is happening mostly to spruce both norway and blue. They are the ones that are brown to the point of looking dead. The long needle pines could very well be pine wilt. It may be 2 different things going on. It does appear to be localized within 500'. I will give you a call later. Thanks
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:39 PM
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Ok let's go back to snow now!!!!! This is stupid hot and tooooo busy. Leisure time you still buying me out!!!!
Ha Ha, I do not want what I have..... Make up your mind...... winter or summer lmao. Metro is looking to expand farther west and has a fat wallet
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:03 PM
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I work around Ann Arbor and at one of my stops where I do 3 lawns in a row, today I noticed the pine trees both spruce and long needle are really browning out. On one property 2 pines are completely brown and appear dead, they looked fine last week. While mowing around them they give off an unusual smell. There are probably 20 more pines on that property from 4' to 30' that have spots that are browning and on most of them the candles (new buds) are what I would call wilting and are starting to dis-color.

On the property next door there are 30 more pines that don't look good. Some with browning candles near the ground and some with the browning in the middle and at the top and most with wilting candles.

On the other side out of 20 pines 3 or 4 are starting to look bad.

I looked around the closest other properties and it looks like it is spreading.

One of the homeowners said they were told that red thread is the cause. I thought that was only in grass. In 20 plus years in the business I have never seen anything like it. I told the homeowners to get some tree specialist out to check it.

Has anyone seen this happening anywhere else? Keep an eye out it is happening fast. 2 of my 3 homeowners and 3 other neighbors had not noticed anything until I told and showed them today.
Who does the fert and squirt? Its imprelis that is causing it.
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:35 PM
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Good call P. Services. Go on the imprellis thread and they are talking about it
add the heat and it increase volatility of almost any pesticide. Who knows contact the homeowner to find out what type of pesticide was used to rule out.
Be proactive and contact the service provider they will want to know. This was supposed to be the cats a$$ for weed control.
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:37 PM
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LOL Lightning, you need to make up your mind. Grass, snow, summer, couldnt wait for spring/summer to get here and winter to be over more than anybody else, now you want it to snow again? Whats up with that?

Getting big sucks, I think i should scale it back alittle, I'm working 85-100 hrs a week is getting old, Sprinklers are becoming a pain with this heat.

I told 47 people we can't get to their sprinklers til next week and most of them were fine with that, Great i'm busy next week.

When is it gonna slow down every day 30-50 calls for lawn/landscape/sprinklers/mulch/ plantings/ trees/ sod/ seed/ etc.

Wow the economy is coming back!!!

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Old 06-08-2011, 11:52 PM
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Started the first lawn install of the season. ground was so dry i have to have the homeowner run a sprinkler so i can finish the job. Im ready for the fall forget this bull crap heat, some of my lawns are already starting to turn brown from no rain
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Old 06-08-2011, 11:57 PM
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I'm ready for the lawn to BURN! Looks to be a good rest of the week though mid to low 80's.......
Got so many landscape jobs we gotta do..... I can pick my own price and if they don't like it F*** em'
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Old 06-09-2011, 01:56 AM
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Thanks, P. Services and Alpine627 I went to the imprellis thread and from the pictures that sure looks like what is happening. Today I talked to one of the homeowners and he was told it was a fungus and it would take 3 applications of something to correct the problem. It sounded like the homeowner was led to believe that the trees could be saved. From the imprellis thread it sounds like the trees are toast. We had so much rain 4 to 6 weeks ago the explanation about soaking into the roots sounds like what happened. I mowed some more houses in the same complex today and there are alot more pines affected. I am pretty sure the same company treated most of the properties. If all the pines are going to die it is going to be a big $$$$ loss to the homeowners. Some 50 footers are affected. I do some tree work so this could be nice work for me taking them out. In the one subdivision I have seen over 200 pines affected so far.
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:35 AM
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Man I'm loving our 4 day work week. Our instal crews work 4 12-14 hours days. So today I'm sitting in the office all day catching up on bids. Seams like during the week all I do is go from one issue to the next. Still more than a month out for installs and the phone is still ringing !
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:59 AM
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How about three 15 hour days and then a second install crew starts and does its 3 15 hour days. In a perfect world when finding talented labor that shows up right.
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