Tree Pest and Disease Management

Suburban Tree Service - Tree Pest and Disease Management

At Suburban Tree Services we use an intricate process for managing tree pests. This starts with our properly maintaining the trees themselves by pruning and trimming them regularly. This helps to produce the best soil conditions for your trees. The best and most effective way to manage pest and possible diseases that your trees may experience is through a routine tree inspection performed by our tree arborists. We have certified tree arborists who work with every type of tree. They have received the training that enables them to recognize those bugs that can help suppress the more harmful pests. If a treatment is needed then you can depend on us to provide it to you. We can use safe and effective organic products to treat and manage pests in our trees.

Diseased Trees

A diseased tree is an abnormality that is caused by microorganisms caused by bacteria and environmental influences, such as extreme temperatures, drought, and air quality. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not recognize that there is a problem with their trees until it is too late. Diseased trees are challenging to identify. However, an accurate assessment can be made through the help of our experienced tree arborists. They will be able to determine if your tree is diseased and exactly what the problem might be so that they can apply the correct treatment. They will then monitor the tree to see if the treatment is working.

Here is a list of the top tree diseases that we treat:

  • Apple scab
  • Diplodia tip blight
  • Anthracnose
  • Cedar rusts
  • Dothistroma needle blight of pines
  • Oak wilt
  • Lethal yellow of palm
  • Powdery mildew

If our tree arborist’s discovers any of these problems with your trees, they will discuss the problem with you in detail. They will discuss their approach to treat the problem and explain if a solution is possible. In some cases, the problem has existed for too long and the tree has to be removed.

Fire Ant Problem

A common problem that is encountered is fire ants. Fire ants are often found in trees because this is where they nest. It is the ideal place for them to nest since there is no soil disturbance. They also use trees because trees serve as a food source for the ants and they thrive in the moisture from the tree. You don’t have to worry about the ants that are found in mounds around the trees because they do not usually pose a threat to the tree. If you have a problem with ants infesting your tree, you may notice that your trees are not as beautiful as they used to be. This is because they remove the nutrients from the trees, causing leaves to turn yellow.

Why Hire Professional Tree Arborists

A professional tree arborist will know how to identify any type of problems that you have with your trees, including an infestation of any type. They also successfully identify and treat diseased trees. A tree arborist also offers tree fertilizer.