Almstead Around Town
For the 6th consecutive year, Almstead sponsored the Gardners’ Party at Wave Hill Public Garden and Cultural Center in the Bronx. The annual benefit raises funds to support Wave Hill’s renowned gardens... (more)
Should You Inoculate Your Trees Against Emerald Ash Borer?
Now that Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been found in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, every property owner in our region with ash trees needs to think about a management plan. We recommend that you discuss it with your arborist... (more)
Storm Damage Prevention and Tree Risk Assessment
We’ve had quite a few bad storms in our region recently and experts predict there will be more this year. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, “winter temperatures will be much above normal for the Atlantic corridor...". (more)
Insects & Diseases
Quarantines have been put in place in New York and some counties of New Jersey on yard waste, firewood, wooden crates, nursery stock, fruit, and produce in an effort to curb the spread of Spotted Lantern Fly (SLF). It is a destructive pest that feeds on more than 70 plant species including tree-of-heaven... (more)
Annual Summer Picnic
The Almstead family hosted their annual summer picnic for employees and their families at D’Onofrio Park in New Rochelle, NY. The event also included service awards and a celebration of arborist Michael Marks, who retired from the company... (more)
Places To Visit
Devil’s Den Nature Conservancy Preserve stretches through Weston and Redding, Connecticut. It is part of the extended Saugatuck Valley Trails System and is comprised of 20 miles of contiguous forests and watershed lands... (more)
Trees to Consider
Dawn Redwood is a deciduous conifer with supple green needles that turn reddish brown and drop off in the fall. Until 1943, when a grove was discovered in China, Dawn Redwoods were considered extinct, even though they had covered North America some 35 million years ago... (more)
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Letter from the CEO
One of the things we are proud of at Almstead is the long tenure of our staff. Each year, when I hand out our service awards at our company picnic, I am gratified and humbled by the number of employees who have been with us for ten, fifteen, twenty, twenty-five and more years. ... (more)
Fall can be an ideal planting time for trees and shrubs. Plants focus their energy on root establishment now, rather than on top growth in the spring. Unless already dug, we advise against planting trees categorized as being a “fall hazard” and these particular species should be avoided.
Fall & Winter Pruning
Bare trees allow arborists to clearly see the entire branch structure of your trees, making for easier identification of defects and potential hazards. Let us help with the health, appearance and safety of your trees by pruning them now.
Leaves and needles often lose a detrimental amount of moisture during the winter. Prevent damage to your evergreens with an antidesiccant treatment — especially new plantings that have not yet had an opportunity to establish.
Call your arborist — there’s still time to provide slow release soil nutrients and amendments that will benefit trees and shrubs.
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