Spring weather 2017: So far it’s Rinse and Repeat

  As we spring toward the end of the calendar winter here in the Great Northwest, We at Wolbert’s Plant Essentials look at the weather forecasts and wring our hands a bit.  The need for dry weather: With no immediate end to this latest wet weather pattern, it becomes increasingly difficult to plan our treatments…

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Carpenter ant wake-up call!

Carpenter ant wake-up call 2017! We are quickly approaching the time of year when over-wintering carpenter ants will begin to respond to our lengthening of days and start to scavenge for sources of food and water. In particular, the ants that have been potentially over-wintering inside our warm homes. It is not unusual to hear…

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The Balsam Wooly Adelgid

Here in the Great Northwest, we love our evergreen trees. If you’ve planted Douglas fir, Spruce, Pine, or one of the many other conifer species that thrive here, in your landscape, you’ve likely enjoyed a high degree of plant survival. Most conifers will march along for years without being bothered by an insect or disease…

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