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Old 02-23-2016, 06:39 AM
 
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This is our first year in Westchester (Scarsdale), after living in the city for a decade. The previous owners of our house hired a service to spray the trees for insects and fungus a few times a years. Is this necessary? Does anyone use these services routinely?

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Old 02-23-2016, 07:31 AM
 
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Call the Cornell Cooperative Extension with the tree types to see if it's necessary: Cornell Cooperative Extension. They're a great source for anything growing related.
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Old 02-23-2016, 10:19 AM
 
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that sounds very excessive, in my opinion. Unless there is a major pest issue, I have never heard anyone spray their trees. Keep in mind that those chemical remains in your garden for a period of time. One of the best thing that I love in our garden is looking at firefly in the spring/summer.
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Old 02-23-2016, 10:40 AM
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Always get a second opinion too when it comes to trees. That might sound odd but...
For example, in the Mamaroneck area recently a pushy and disingenuous tree cutting firm has been pushing people (by giving them not quite-true opinions) to cut down large, mature trees all over - trees which weren't unhealthy and which had decades and decades of life left. (Some towns protect against this by having a formal procedure for cutting down much older and larger trees - treating them as community assets, e.g. Rye, Larchmont - and the difference shows on the streets and in property values...)
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Old 02-25-2016, 01:53 PM
 
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This is our first year in Westchester (Scarsdale), after living in the city for a decade. The previous owners of our house hired a service to spray the trees for insects and fungus a few times a years. Is this necessary? Does anyone use these services routinely?

Thanks!
We've lived next door to your area for twenty years and never sprayed once. We have a healthy elm tree, four oaks, four maples, a gorgeous tulip tree and a scattering of evergreens. Good luck.
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