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Ecological Approach to Pests in the Garden

  • Albany Community Center 1249 Marin Avenue Albany, CA, 94706 United States (map)


Why don’t the plants look healthy – is there some kind of bug killing them?

Will the pests or diseases on these plants spread and infect/infest others?

How can pests, plant diseases and weeds be managed without harming the health of property users, including pets, children, neighbors and maintenance personnel?

Are there any predatory organisms that can be released that will control plant pests on this site?

What can be done to enhance the plant’s natural defense against pests, or to encourage organisms that will feed on or destroy plant pests?

Plant Health Care and Integrated Pest Management are two approaches pioneered by Baefsky in urban landscapes, resulting in greater health, safer and more beautiful landscapes. Properly matching up plants, light, soil and water avoids pest, disease and weed problems. Monitoring landscapes to detect early cues of problems saves money and plants for property managers & homeowners.  Tweaking maintenance practices halts disease infections and pest infestations that lead to dead and dying landscapes. Ecological design, early intervention and ongoing maintenance monitoring is how we promote safer and healthier landscapes.

Michael Baefsky Certifications & Licenses:

  • Certified Arborist (WE022A International Society of Arboriculture)
  • Registered Consulting Arborist (#456 American Society of Consulting Arborists)
  • Certified Tree Risk Assessor (#1877 International Society of Arboriculture)
  • Licensed Agricultural Pest Control Advisor (#074617 State of CA)
  • CA Qualified Applicator license (#99864 State of CA)
  • Licensed Landscape Contractor (#931410 State of CA)

925.254.7950 ✵

Earlier Event: April 17
Spring Tea
Later Event: May 19
Spring Plant Sale