Parker, CO (PRWEB) August 27, 2014
An outbreak of pine sawflies may be coming to a pine tree near you! Pine Lane Nursery, a family-owned garden center in Parker, CO, issued the following alert to their customers and homeowners the Denver metro area.
The pine sawfly is a tree pest that affects many pine tree species (most notably ponderosa pine trees) by feeding on their needles. When sawfly larvae (which look like caterpillars) eat the pine needles, they heavily defoliate the pine tree. While it’s not considered fatal to the tree, it strips the tree of its aesthetic quality and highlights the massive swarms of pine sawfly left - hardly the landscaping look that any homeowner wants.
This latest pine sawfly epidemic has hit the areas of El Paso County, Elbert County, and Douglas County the most in Colorado. Due to the size of the pine sawfly issue, experts with the Colorado State Forest Service and USDA Forest Service are actively monitoring the outbreak.
Angie and Kurt Hughes, owners of Pine Lane Nursery in Parker, CO, understand the impact the pine sawfly can have on local landscapes and are working to inform and educate their customers on the issue. While the timing for direct control measures such as insecticides for the most heavily hit has passed with the Spring, Pine Lane Nursery notes that some areas just beginning to see the effects on their pine trees can have a fighting chance by using chemical insecticides.
Pine Lane Nursery is a family owned, full service garden center in business since 1983. They offer an extensive inventory including fast growing trees, shrubs, and bushes from the tree farms they buy from in Oregon, Idaho, Missouri and Colorado; beautiful annual and perennial plants (such as hibiscus) for landscaping and container gardening; seasonal veggies for vegetable gardens, and much more. Their staff are experienced in gardening and growing specific to the arid Colorado climate.
Pine Lane Nursery is also committed to educating their customers through personal, knowledgeable service on a daily basis, plus regular classes and events. For example, their next upcoming class is titled “Tuck Your Perennials in for the Winter,” and is being held at their garden center on September 13th, 2014 at 10:00 AM and led by Jane Rozum with Douglas County/CSU Extension Service. Pine Lane Nursery can be reached through their website at http://www.pinelanenursery.com, by phone at (720) 851-5376, or directly at their location at 18200 Apache Drive in Parker, CO!