Meet Your Northwest Plant Healthcare Expert

Dawn Fluharty

Northwest Regional Technical Manager

Meet Dawn Fluharty

Dawn graduated from California Polytechnic State University SLO with a B.S. degree in Environmental Horticulture Sciences and a minor in Soil Science. She began her horticulture career in 1999 and has worked in sales as a key account manager for Wal-Mart and Lowes. She has also held outside sales positions supporting Home Depot, Orchard Supply and Ace Home Centers.

In 2011, Dawn joined the Arborjet team, focusing heavily on the Northern California market. She is a California certified Pest Control Advisor (PCA) and maintains her Qualified Applicator License (QAL). Dawn also holds memberships with associations such as WCISA, PNWISA, OAN, PAPA, and CAPCA. When she’s not working, Dawn enjoys spending time with her two young sons.

Have you seen these pests near your home?

These pests have been causing destruction throughout the Northwest. Arborjet offers environmentally responsible tree injection treatments that help to combat Invasive Shot Hole Borer, Pine Bark Beetle, Chlorosis, and more.

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Invasive Shot Hole Borers

Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB) is an exotic ambrosia beetle that was first detected in 2003 in Southern California. It is currently found in L.A., Orange, San Bernardino, western Riverside, and San Diego Counties.

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Pine Bark Beetles

There are numerous species of Ips and Dendroctonus, bark beetles, that infest conifers throughout North America. Adults tunnel through the bark, mate and lay eggs in the phloem (inner bark).

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This condition, if allowed to progress, will cause slow growth, leaf loss, and eventually tree death. Chlorosis is often caused by deficiencies of the micro-elements iron and manganese, and is particularly prevalent in oak.

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