There are several different fungi that can affect and even kill a tree. We can treat for any one of them.
Most fungi attack the leaves of trees, but did you know there could be a fungus growing underneath the bark of your tree? We utilize a water-soluble fungicide to ensure we get rid of everything, even what you can’t see. The most common and easiest way to identify if your tree has a fungus is to look at the leaves. The leaves of a tree tell us almost everything that’s going on as far as its health, so if you start to see little brown or black spots appearing on the leaves of your tree, it’s time to take action!
Web Worms are caterpillars that feed on the leaves of trees, most recognizable by the large “cocoon” of webbing they encase the leaves they are feeding on in.
While Web Worms are not known to kill a tree, they are unsightly and prefer to attack unhealthy trees. If you are finding these caterpillars in your tree, there may be more going on with it than you might know about.
Wood Boring Beetles
Almost every single tree has or has had these little pests in them and if your tree falls behind fighting them, it can easily mean the end for your tree.
Boring Beetles are probably the number one cause of insecticidal death among trees. There are hundreds of different species and they come in all shapes and sizes. Most beetles aren’t picky, but some are, only going after their tree of choice. If you start to see certain branches of your tree dying, while others around look fine, these guys are most likely the culprit.
There is no “too soon” to get these guys taken care of, once they take down one of your trees, they just hop on over to the next one.
Foliar Spray Treatment
For the times when treatment through the roots will not take care of everything, we can utilize several different treatments as a spray. Foliar spray, although not a substitute for healthy soil, can be beneficial when a plant is suffering from certain nutrient deficiencies. Foliar plant spray involves applying fertilizer directly to a plant’s leaves as opposed to putting it in the soil.
Deep Root Fertilization
We utilize Deep Root Feeding with fertilizer and insecticide to give your trees long term nutrition and protection. Tree roots need a healthy soil, the proper balance of nutrients, and air (or oxygen) in the soil to stay healthy. Deep root fertilization is a process where a high-quality nutrient solution is injected into the root zone or canopy of trees. These materials are injected under pressure which helps aerate the soil and provide much needed oxygen for the root system. The solution encourages microbial activity to enrich the soil and increases the nutrient levels, providing for a healthier tree.
Cavity Work (Cankers)
Cankers are dead sections of bark on branches or main trunks of trees. Bark may be killed by mechanical injuries (lawn mowers & yard equipment) or by plant pathogens, especially fungi and bacteria. If the trunk is affected, the entire plant may die. Canker disease and cankers caused by mechanical injuries may not kill trees outright but can cause wood-rotting. Wood decay leads to weak branches which are hazardous. Every attempt should be made to prevent cankers from developing. When cankers do appear, proper care can prevent further damage.
Annual fertilization in late fall or early spring will also help improve the strength and health of the tree.