Tree Treatment

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We recognize that Trees, shrubs and plant material are a major investment for your property.

We want to help protect your investment from unwanted and invasive pests such as:

  • Aphids and woolly aphids that suck the sap from the trees, causing a sticky substance to drip onto cars, walk ways, and outdoor furniture
  • Scale (including hard and soft) —these are very hard to control at later stages, but we have solution
  • White Flies that suck out juices from the plant which also spreads diseases
  • Spittle Bug– these small sap sucking bugs live on stems of plants, protected by a gob of bubbles that it blows from the sap
  • Lace Bug- Lace bugs are usually host specific and can be very destructive to plants
  • Mites- They generally live on the undersides of leaves of plants, where they may spin protective silk webs, and they can cause damage by puncturing the plant cells to feed
  • Stink Bug (Shield Bug)- This bug damages plants including crops directly by feeding on the fruit. This feeding can cause irregular marks on the fruit making them unsuitable for retail. Stink bugs move quickly and can damage a large number of trees over a short period of time
  • Diseases include but not limited to- Powdery Mildew, Anthracnose, Black and Leaf Spot, Sooty Mold, Cankers

We offer year-round protection of your trees through:

  • Spray free insect and disease treatment
  • Injections with systemic insecticides
  • Insect and disease topical spray

Contact today! (866) 477-2307

Spray Free Tree Applications– Arborjet

We use a new system, ArborJet Tree Treatment, that allows us to treat insect and disease problems near waterways, high populated areas, and high traffic areas— without the mist and drift spraying can cause.

  • Safe for the environment
  • Preserves the value of your tree
  • Effectively remedies even the most invasive pests and insects
  • Promotes healthy plant growth

Areas that can benefit from this applications include but are not limited to: parking lots, schools, roadside medians, shopping centers, apartments, hotels and theme parks.

Merit Injections

Merit injections protect trees for up to a year by:

  • Controlling many pests, including: Aphids, Whiteflies, Psyllids, Scale (soft & armored), Mealy bugs, lace bugs, thrips, and various other pests
  • Controlling various bore problems including: Eucalyptus longhorn bore, flathead bore, and Emerald ash bore

Other benefits include:

  • Injected into the tree trunk or root flare, it moves quickly through the tree, providing systemic protection
  • Long term results on the vitality and growth of plants and trees
  • Safe for the environment

Merit is based on insecticide Imidacloprid used to help control pests and insects on trees. It is applied through soil injections or by a large “pointed feeder syringe” whereby merit is injected into the ground where the roots can absorb the nutrients and minerals and push them to the leaves. Merit injection can control insects up to one year.

Depending on the target insect Merit should be applied at least two months before the pest becomes a problem. Common trees that require Merit include; Crape Myrtle, Hackberries, Roses, Pin Oak, Oleander, ornamental plum.
Insect and disease applications

 Insect and Disease Applications

We have programs that help minimize the damage that pests can cause, including:

Dormant Oils November through February
Insect and Disease applications April through September

Benefits of insect and disease applications:

  • Reduces ugly sap caused by insects
  • Keeps trees free from insect/disease stress
  • Helps keep trees thick and looking their best
  • Reduces chance of loss of tree

During the late winter and early spring- blooming trees, flowers and emerging lawns are a welcome sight. But what may not be so obvious are the millions of insects that also arrive each year. In normal population numbers, insects are part of your property’s natural environment.

Unfortunately, significant insect outbreaks do occur and can throw that environment out of balance. During an outbreak insects and disease can destroy trees and plants by devouring buds, bark and foliage. While severe outbreaks can result in wide-spread damage even milder outbreaks can weaken trees and shrubs already stressed by harsh winters, gusting winds and drought.

Significant insect outbreaks generally occur during the spring and summer months. Unless preventative action is taken early in the season, it’s often more difficult to counteract the damage that outbreaks can cause.

Anthracnose treatment

We have a program starting in the spring and runs through the summer months where we apply fungicides to help prevent and control Anthracnose.

Several types of anthracnose-causing fungi exist and attack a wide variety of plants including; ash, birch, elm, maple, sycamore. Anthracnose can affect some trees more severely than others. American sycamore (London Plane), white oak, flowering dogwood, and black walnut are among the most affected. The disease can damage leaves and stem tissue in sycamore and dogwood.

Fruit Control

We can apply a fruit growth regulator to various types of trees that will:

Help control unwanted and messy fruit and seed pods
Help eliminate spike fruit caused by Liquid Ambers and Sycamores

These applications are time sensitive and are crucial to treat before the trees are in full bloom. Trees that we can treat to eliminate the fruit include:

  • Flowering Plum and Crabapple- February/ March
  • Liquid Amber and Sycamore- March/April
  • *All time frames are estimates. We will treat as trees go into half to full bloom.
  • Oak Worm or Oak Leaf Roller

Oak Leaf Roller

In the spring, oak trees in our area can be infested with a nuisance pest called an Oak Worm or Oak Leaf Roller. These caterpillars will feed on the new foliage of the tree and can defoliate a plant entirely; the damage can be intensified in years of drought. The Oak Worm will also produce webbing from which they hang when dislodged or disturbed from the tree. This webbing is a nuisance to most home owners and property owners, especially in a heavy Oak Worm infestation situation.

During the spring (April-May) oak trees should be monitored for this pest by checking the leaves for notching or a skeleton like appearance. You can also check for the pest itself by looking for worms that are dark in color with yellow to brown stripes on their back side.

If you think you may have an Oak Worm problem please contact us as we have a solution.