Protecting your trees from disease begins with an extensive inspection of your landscape by one of our ISA certified arborists. From this inspection your arborist will determine the health of your landscape, identify site-specific plant stressors and recommend appropriate tree disease treatment designed to improve the health of your trees enabling them to ward off disease naturally.
The recommendations we provide are specific to your plants needs. Tree disease treatments are designed to enhance the health and beauty of your trees and are tailored to the conditions unique to your landscape. Effective treatment for tree disease requires accurate identification of host plant and disease as well as desired results.
Many common plant diseases are caused by fungi that flourish in warm wet weather typical to the start of the growing season, others thrive during hot humid weather normally seen later in the summer. Accurate diagnosis and well-timed tree disease control plan will help prevent the production and spread of disease-causing fungi.
Infectious diseases like Boxwood blight, bark canker, Phytophthora root rot and others are caused by pathogens in the form of bacteria, fungi or viruses. Most common plant diseases are contracted by plants that are vulnerable often due to stress or damage. For a disease to develop there must be a pathogen, a susceptible host plant and environmental conditions conducive to pathogen spread. Improving and maintaining plant health in an environment unsuitable for the spread of disease will reduce the risk of outbreak in your landscape.
Many diseases can be identified by the symptoms present on their host plant. Our certified arborists have an extensive knowledge of tree disease and their damaging effects which is essential for the accurate diagnosis and prescription of treatment. We maintain a holistic viewpoint with treatment protocol knowing that disease will typically appear only when conditions allow. Our arborists often recommend simple alterations to your landscape that can have positive effects on the health of your trees.
Fruit trees in our region, including Apple, Cherry, Plum, Nectarine, Peach and Pear play host to a wide variety of diseases including leaf-spot, scab, rust and blight which will damage leaves and twigs as well as fruit. Diseases vary by host and life cycle but treatment protocols are often similar and our methods of care are supported by leading university research which focuses on increasing results while reducing the volume of treatments necessary.
Phyotphthora Bleeding Canker is a plant damaging water mold that thrives in wet soils which promotes the production and spread of spores. Rainwater and irrigation splashes spores onto the lower trunk and branches where infections establish in cracks in the outer bark. Since bleeding canker varieties of Phytophthora originate from the soil this pathogen might be causing root disease too.
The most common host of bleeding canker disease in our region is European beech (Fagus sylvatica). Additional hosts all of which are common elements in landscapes include maple (Acer), American beech (F. grandifolia), birch (Betula), magnolia (Magnolia), dogwood (Cornus), oak (Quercus), horsechestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) and walnut (Juglans).
Once established Phytophthora kills the bark and sapwood of trees and shrubs by consuming the sugars available in those layers of the plants vascular system. This plant diseases presence can be seen in prominent bark wounds called bleeding cankers which ooze a dark amber/brown to black sap. This disease is capable of spreading by moving withinin the host plants sap flow creating cankers higher up on the trunk and scaffold limbs over time.
Chris came by yesterday and toured the property. I am extremely impressed by his vast knowledge of all things trees! He is definitely a credit to the professionalism of your company.
“Service is Par none! We have used several tree care companies over the years and this one is the first one that does what they say they will do, when they say they will do it. They come on time, they techs and arborists are knowledgeable about the service as well as about my property and the reps are respectful and polite. We had an issue with a tree in our front yard recently and their arborist was very helpful in determining that the tree did not need to be removed. With treatment, it is budding nicely and we couldn’t be happier. They also have an A rating and are accredited by the BBB, which speaks for itself. Beware of other companies offering lower prices, you won’t get the same service or experience.”
I was very impressed with the response time to my inquiry. I got a call back within hours. My estimate was done within 2 business days, and the work was completed the day after I agreed to the service. I did not quote out the job to other contractors as my birch tree needed urgent treatment, but the price seemed reasonable so I am giving 5 stars. I was impressed that the arborist sent to quote the job knew in advance of the concerns I had expressed to the owner about the use of chemicals due to my dogs health, and planned my treatment accordingly. I was very pleased and would definitely recommend them and use them again myself
“The person arrived when promised and gave me a complete evaluation
of the trees on my property. He found one small tree that needed spraying and did so –
no charge. He then told me what I should do to bring back the tree to good health.
I would call them again without hesitation.”