Christmas Tree Area of Expertise Team Christmas Tree Area of Expertise Team
MSU Extension Video Series

The goal of this MSUE video series is to provide Christmas tree growers with simple, relevant and practical visual information to help in their day-to-day management activities. The series covers all aspects of the Christmas tree life cycle. Check back often to see the latest videos.

Video Directory

- Site Selection

- Species Selection

- Irrigation & Water Management

- Pest Management

- Christmas Tree Diseases

- Nutrition Management

Site Selection


Topography


Soil Texture


Soil pH and Fertility

Species Selection


Canaan Fir

 


Colorado Blue Spruce


Concolor Fir

 


Douglas Fir

 


Eastern White Pine


Fraser Fir


Nordmann Fir

 


Scotch Pine

 


Korean Fir

Irrigation & Water Management


1) Why Irrigation is Important


2) Irrigation Systems


3) Efficient Irrigation


4) Scheduling Irrigation


5) Scheduling Irrigation - Checkbook Method


6) Scheduling Irrigation - Tensiometers

Pest Management

Scouting Christmas Tree Fields


Doulgas-fir Needle Midge

 


Balsam Twig Aphid

 


Spruce Spider Mites


Cooley Spruce Gall Adelgid


Spruce Gall Midge

Christmas Tree Diseases


Needlecast Diseases


Lophodermium Needlecast


Diplodia Tip Blight


Rhabdocline & Swiss Needlecasts


Rhizosphaera Needlecast


Phytophthora Root Rot

Nutrition Management


Foliar Sampling of Christmas Trees

 

How to Take a Foliar Sample

 

News & Events

Gypsy Moth Spray tool Available on Enviro-Weather! July 25-26, 2014
NCTA National Trees and Wreath Contest At the Michigan/Midwest Regional Meeting. Peterson's Riverview Nuresery 873 26th Street, Allegan, MI July 25-26, 2014 Michigan/Midwest Regional CTA Meeting. Peterson's Riverview Nursery, Allegan, MI
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