Disease and Insect Treatments
The health of a tree can be endangered by diseases and insects. The sooner the abnormality is identified the better. We can help with the examination and diagnosis of the symptoms and suggest a specified treatment. Call us at the first sign of a problem.
Plant health is influenced by the basic requirements of water, sunlight and nutrients. When any of these are out of balance such at too much or too little the environmental conditions can be stressful to the plants.
Damage from insects occurs when they bore into a tree and interrupt the flow of sap. Defoliation by insects also causes stress to the tree. More often than not an insect problem itself is secondary as insects may be carriers of plant diseases. On the other hand most insects are helpful through pollination and even acting as predators to more harmful species. Killing insects without a diagnosis is not the best solution. This is where arborists like ourselves can be extremely helpful in identifying your specific problem and course of treatment.
Stress from environmental conditions can undermine plants
and make them more vulnerable to attacks from disease and insects.
Spraying VS. Injections
Recent advancements in plant health care has given rise to new treatment procedures and products to deal with insects and disease. Up until now spraying from the ground was the protocol used for treating insect pests. As this has become more controversial a new treatment method in the form of injections is becoming popular as it is more environmentally friendly.
Soil and Trunk Injection Quick Facts: