Trees are a beautiful and essential part of our landscape. However, even the strongest and most mature trees can suffer serious side effects from pest infestations or disease. When left unchecked, these threats can cause severe damage or even death before spreading to neighboring plants. At Tree Tech, Inc., it’s our goal to protect and preserve the wellbeing of your trees. In addition to our other tree maintenance services, we are proud to offer quality tree pest and disease control services. Our skilled team of arborists can help with everything from proactive prevention to ongoing treatment plans designed to keep your landscape safe and healthy.
Signs of Tree Pests or Disease
It’s crucial to keep an eye out for signs of tree pest infestation or disease because these threats can spread quickly and cause significant damage to trees. Early detection and prompt action can help prevent the problem from becoming more severe, saving you time, money, and potentially the tree itself. Regularly monitor your trees for these signs of pests or disease:
- Chew marks on leaves or branches
- Holes in bark or sawdust on the ground
- Waxy, sticky, or cottony substances on branches
- Yellow leaf spots or premature leaf drop
- Dying or dropping needles
- Dead branches or limbs
- Poor growth or sudden decline
Deer Control and Prevention
Insects and fungus aren’t the only causes of tree damage here in Eastern Massachusetts. Many people are surprised to learn that deer can also seriously damage the health of your landscape by feeding on bark, twigs, leaves, and more. Though deer can be finicky and difficult to control, our experts have quite a few techniques that can protect your trees from their damage. From barrier fences to deer repellant, we know how to keep deer off of your property without jeopardizing your plants or environment.
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Tree Pest and Disease Control FAQs
Eastern Massachusetts is home to a wide range of tree pests and diseases, from winter moths to hemlock woolly adelgids. Visit this page to learn our tips for identifying the most common local tree pests and diseases.
If you catch the disease or infestation early enough, an arborist may be able to help your tree reach a full recovery. However, each circumstance is different. If the disease or pest was able to cause enough damage, then the tree might continue to decline even after treatment. If that’s the case, an arborist may recommend removing the tree for safety reasons and implementing exclusion efforts to preserve any other plants on your property.
Whether you have one infected tree or dozens, it’s important to get help from a professional arborist as quickly as possible. The sooner we are able to implement a treatment plan, the more likely we will be able to help your trees recover and prevent the problem from spreading further. An expert can examine your unique situation and provide a customized plan of attack to get the best results possible.
Our skilled arborists use a variety of techniques to control and treat tree diseases or infestations. The exact methods we’ll use depend largely on what exactly you’re dealing with. Some of the techniques we may use include:
- Professional fungicide or pesticide application
- Enhanced watering, feeding, or pruning schedule
- Tree wrapping or barrier implementation
- Follow-up inspections and treatments as needed
Managing outdoor pests can be a real challenge, especially because you don’t have as much control over environmental factors as you would for an indoor plant. However, there are still a few steps you can take to avoid tree infestations or diseases:
Reliable Tree Pest and Disease Management Services
Trees are a beautiful and important part of our ecosystem. However, just like any living organism, they are vulnerable to damage from diseases or pests. Whether you’re a homeowner with a single tree or a business with dozens, it’s important to invest in quality tree pest and disease management services from a knowledgeable expert who can provide you with reliable results. Improper or ineffective treatments could damage your landscape or allow the problem to spread, resulting in long-term health problems that could make your property unsafe.
Worried about the health of your trees? Want to implement a maintenance plan to ensure your landscape is safe from pests and diseases? The skilled team at Tree Tech, Inc. has you covered. Our ISA-certified arborists have over 35 years of experience serving the Eastern Massachusetts area, so we know how to identify and resolve any tree health problems that may come our way. From the initial inspection to follow-up appointments, you can expect thorough services with exceptional results. To get started, give us a call today!
Pest and Disease Control in Eastern Massachusetts
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