Ted Collins Blog and News

Emerald Ash Borer Alert (Fall 2014)

Upstate New York is home to some of the most beautiful Ash trees that you’ll ever lay eyes upon, but these important trees face a constant risk from Emerald Ash Borer. Recently, the damage caused by EAB to ash trees in Monroe County has prompted the Department of Transportation to send a letter to members […]


Chionanthus Virginicus

The Fringe Tree is an underused and often over looked landscape specimen. Native to the Eastern States as far north as Maryland, Chionanthus virginicus has proven to be both very hardy in Upstate NY (even through this last winter) and to be a reliable specimen or accent plant. It’s mostly disease and insect resistant and […]


Proper Pruning Is Important!

These two Silver Maples are neighbors in a typical Rochester suburb, both planted around the same time. The tree on the right, however, has been given a much short potential life span due to its improper pruning. Severely raising a canopy and removing all of the interior/lower growth of a tree leaves it top heavy […]


Trees Get Cold, Too!

The ‘Polar Vortex’ doesn’t just have people getting frost bit, the trees are feeling it too! Frost cracks are typically vertical fissures that damage trees during cold weather.  Many homeowners have mistaken frost cracking for a lightning strike, as they can be long, straight, and quite visible. They usually form during periods of large temperature […]


Ted Collins and Hope Hall 2013

Victor, NY (October 3, 2013) – On Thursday, a group of ninth and tenth grade students from Hope Hall, located on Buffalo Road in Gates, visited Ted Collins Tree and Landscape to get a taste of the trade. The visit was a part of the school’s career development and occupational studies program, said Hope Hall […]


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