Disease Management

Tree Disease Management & Pest Control

tree-disease-management-300x225Pest control and disease management are two of the most common issues that trees face and, to the untrained eye, they can both be hard to detect. A certified arborist will be able quickly assess the issue, cause, and offer a solution to address the problem.

When left untreated, these issues can contribute to the declining health of a tree, or worse an entire yard or landscaping project. Some services we offer that help address these issues include pruning, soil management, introduction of beneficial insects, and product treatments.

Insects – Plants and trees require a healthy environment to thrive, and insects play a big role in maintaining that balance. While some insects may be unhealthy for plants, others can be beneficial–an important distinction to understand for landscaping projects and general plant health. Some of the most common pests that negatively affect trees and plants include the following:

  • Scales
  • Aphids
  • Borers
  • Fungal conks

For more information about pests and insects that can affect your home, garden, or landscape, see this information from the Integrated Pest Management Program.

Disease – There are a variety of conditions that can cause damage to trees and irregular growth: extreme weather conditions, fungus, bacteria, and drought conditions, just to name a few. However, one of the biggest issues that goes undiagnosed is managing plant and tree disease. These are some of the common diseases that can affect trees: