An infestation of insects, fungus, or other diseases can seriously affect the overall health & beauty of your trees. The experienced plant health care technicians at Arborscape will inspect your trees and recommend the best insect and disease control options. We offer various:
The benefits of working with ArborScape:
The most effective method in many cases is spraying the tree with pesticide or fungicide as contact prevention or curative agent.
However, some insect and fungus problems occur deep within the cambium layers (the bark of the tree) and injections are the best option. Injections are also a good option if you have environmental concerns about pesticide spraying. Injections have almost no chance of entering the groundwater supply.
In the case of a few rare diseases, an injection of dormant oils is the preferred prevention measure.
Application of fertilizer is sometimes a good solution to insects & diseases as well. Adding more nutrients to the soil will bolster the tree’s natural defense system.
Here is a list of the most common insects found in Highlands Ranch area trees:
And here are the three diseases we most frequently treat & prevent:
In almost every plant health care situation, the timing of application is extremely critical to success. For example, dormant oils are injected into the tree before it comes out of its winter hibernation state.
Most insect infestations occur at a particular time every year. Mountain Pine Beetles are active in June, which means we try to spray early in the season with a sticking agent to keep the pesticide on the bark through the spring rains. Ash Borer prevention starts in May, and the Pine Zimmerman Moth is best prevented with an application in September.
For the ultimate in insect & disease prevention for your tree Arborscape recommends the following plan:
If your trees have a specific insect or disease control issue, please contact us for information on the best time of year to combat the problem.