From diagnosing trees with diseases and insect infestations, to providing with them with the correct treatments, Tree Savvy will do everything in its power to prevent your tree from becoming a victim to such tree diseases, or providing them with the proper insect control procedures.
Fungicide treatments are available for the following tree diseases:
Dutch Elm Disease
Dutch elm disease (DED) is a deadly disease caused by an overly-aggressive fungus, Ophiostoma ulmi. One of the most destructive tree diseases in North America, the earliest symptoms of infection are the yellowing and wilting of leaves. Initially only a part of the tree crown may be affected, but symptoms move rapidly throughout the tree, and the tree may die within the next year. DED is spread by three different species of bark beetles, and a fungicide treatment is available for the restoration of health for your Elm trees.
Oak Wilt Disease
Oak Wilt Disease, similar to Dutch elm disease, but more controllable, is a deadly tree disease caused by the fungus Ceratocystis fagacearum. Wilting leaves, discoloration, and defoliation are the primary symptoms of Oak Wilt, and leaves may normally fall before they have browned completely. Spread by sap-feeding beetles and interconnected tree roots, or tree grafts, fungicide treatments are also available for the restoration of health for your Oak trees.
Insecticide injections can protect from, or treat the infestation of, the following pests annually or biennially:
Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, is an invasive beetle that has killed millions of ash trees in forests, as well as in urban and rural settings. First identified in 2002, many insecticide products and methods have been established since then to eliminate the presence of these beetles. These forms of insect control have been proven to be more cost effective than removing the tree completely.
The Japanese Beetle, Popilia japonica, typically hangs out in groups, attracting each other using pheromones, and they can defoliate an entire tree in days. Because the presence of these beetles attracts more beetles, insect control is necessary when dealing with these pests.
Bronze-Headed Birch Borer
The bronze birch borer, Agrilus anxius, contributes to decline of many woodland birch trees, or landscape birches. Damaged trees are attacked by the beetle feeding on the inner bark which eventually disrupts the transport of nutrients. This results in a damaged root system that cannot supply the tree roots with an adequate water supply, thus insect control, or insecticides are unavoidable when treating against these beetles.