Disease and Pest Treatment
There are many factors that will affect the health of your trees. Some of the worst are diseases and pests. Our treatment system protects from near all of them. Scroll down to learn more about what is currently in your area and what to watch out for.
Emerald Ash Borer
The Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive insect from Asia sweeping the continent. It has killed hundreds of millions of trees in North America. The adolescent form borrows into your tree stripping its ability to transport water and vital nutrients. Look for a thinning canopy as a telltale sign or have us come to you for a thorough assessment of the harder to spot signs.
Needle Blight is one of the most common fungal diseases in pines. Symptoms of infection begin showing in the fall with yellow or tan spots appearing on needles. These spots darken and become brown or reddish-brown then spread to form a band around the needle. These bands are often bordered by a yellow ring on each side. The fungus grows within the needle evetually killing it.
Vascular Wilt can appear in several different tree species each slightly unique to the tree. However, all wilts are a fungus that grows primarly in the vasuclar tissue of the plant. This limits water movrment resulting in the characteristic wilting look of the plant. Oak is particluary susceptible to Wilt. Oak Wilt can kill a tree within weeks. Treatment is essential as Wilt can spread between trees. Look for browning and wilting leaves as symptoms, often begining in the top of the tree.
Two-Lined Chestnut Borer
The Two-lined Chestnut Borer is a flat headed borer. This borer is especially dangerous to weakend Oak trees. Galleries made by the larve underneath the bark strip the tree of its ability to transport nutrients. Look for browning leaves, with the canopy affected first, as tells of the borer. The best defense is prevention. Contact us to discuss proper tree care and products to keep your tree healthy.