Tree Diseases & Insect Control

“There’s something wrong with my tree!”

Have you noticed a drastic change in your tree’s health? Even if you’re unsure what’s wrong it’s evident there’s a problem.
In most cases, tree diseases or tree insect infestation are the issues.

Recognize The Signs of Tree Diseases or Insect Infestation.

Some of the most obvious signs of disease or infestation appear in the leaves. They may become discolored, misshaped or curled, and have untimely leaf drop. Other signs include peeling bark, evidence of insects, small holes and sawdust.

Learn More About Tree Diseases & Insect Problems.

The ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) has created a detailed educational brochure about how insects and diseases affect tree health. Use the button below to download it.

Know The Most Common Problems.

Does your tree look like any of the below?

5 Most Common Tree Problems Of North Central Ohio:

tree diseases in spruce trees called needle cast

Needle Cast
(Spruce trees)

tree diseases in crab apple trees called apple scab

Apple Scab
(Crab apples)

tree diseases in evergreen trees called chlorosis

(Due to soil issues)

tree insect in ash trees called the emerald ash borer

Emerald Ash Borer
(Ash trees)

girdling roots around a tree that hinders its growth

Girdling Roots
(Typically maple trees)

Causes of Disease and Infestation.

Several factors can lead to tree diseases and insect infestation, such as:

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    Stressed trees
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    Damaged trees
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    Soil compaction
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    Water shortage (or over-abundance)
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    Improper Pruning techniques

The problem’s not always easy to pinpoint because symptoms can look so similar. You’ll need a trained eye that can investigate and correctly identify the problem.

Don't Wait To Save Your Tree Until It's Too Late!

If you’re noticing any of these signs, call or email A.S.A.P. for an estimate or to schedule a consultation with one of our Certified Arborists. It’s important that a treatment plan be developed for your tree before it becomes too late to save it.