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Tree Care: Pests & Diseases

As a homeowner, landscaper, or property manager, you know the importance of tree health. Pests and diseases can be common and damaging. Our services prevent, identify, and treat these issues in Prescott & surrounding areas. Here are some of the most common problems we encounter, along with the treatments we recommend.

Tree Care: Pests in Prescott & Surrounding Areas

One of the most common tree pests in the area is the bark beetle. These tiny insects burrow into the bark of trees, causing damage to the inner layers and disrupting the flow of nutrients. If left untreated, a bark beetle infestation can lead to the death of the tree.

To treat bark beetles, we recommend a combination of insecticide treatments and cultural practices, such as pruning dead or damaged branches and improving the overall health of the tree. We also offer preventative treatments, which can help keep bark beetles and other pests at bay.

Another common pest in the area is the gypsy moth. These caterpillars can defoliate trees, causing significant damage to their foliage. We recommend treating gypsy moth infestations with insecticide sprays and monitoring the tree for signs of re-infestation.

Other pests we encounter in the Prescott area include spider mites, aphids, and bagworms. Depending on the specific pest and the extent of the infestation, we may recommend a combination of tree care treatments, including insecticide sprays and cultural practices.

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Tree Care: Diseases in Prescott & Surrounding Areas

In addition to pests, trees in the Prescott area are also susceptible to a range of diseases. One of the most common tree diseases is oak wilt, which can cause rapid decline and death in oak trees. To treat oak wilt, we recommend a combination of fungicide treatments and cultural practices, such as pruning infected branches and avoiding wounding the tree.

Another common disease in the area is fire blight, which affects fruit trees, ornamental trees, and shrubs. This bacterial disease can cause significant damage to the tree, including wilting and blackened branches. To treat fire blight, we recommend pruning infected branches and applying antibacterial sprays.

Other tree diseases we encounter in the area include verticillium wilt, powdery mildew, and leaf spot diseases. Tree care treatment options vary depending on the specific disease and the extent of the infection, but may include fungicide treatments, pruning infected branches, and improving the overall health of the tree.

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Contact Us for Tree Pest & Disease Treatments in Prescott & Surrounding Areas

If you suspect that your trees may be infested with pests or infected with a disease, it’s important to act quickly to prevent further damage. At our company, we offer a range of services designed to keep your trees healthy and disease-free, including preventative treatments, pest and disease identification, and targeted treatments.

To learn more about our services and to schedule a consultation, please contact us today. We look forward to helping you keep your trees healthy and thriving for years to come.

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