Tree Disease Treatment
Tree disease protection begins with a comprehensive inspection of your landscape by one of our ISA certified arborists. During this inspection, your arborist will be able to determine the overall health of the landscape and recommend appropriate disease or other treatments which can improve the condition of your trees and shrubs and preserve the vitality of your property.
Our programs are custom-designed for your property to maximize the health and beauty of your landscape by accounting for site-specific conditions. Tree disease treatment is only effective when targeted for type of tree, specific disease and desired outcome.
In particular, our programs for foliar diseases are designed to protect your valuable evergreen and deciduous ornamentals from damage. Most tree diseases are caused by fungi which thrive during moist, warm weather common at the start of the growing season. Properly timed disease treatments can prevent the production, growth and spread of spores that cause tree diseases.
Professional treatments can help protect your landscape investment and enhance your property value. Our certified arborists will act as experienced tree doctors who diagnose and treat many types of tree diseases:
- Phytophthora root rot
- Dutch elm disease
Fruit Tree Diseases
There are many diseases affecting fruit trees. Although they vary by host and life cycle, the treatments are usually very similar. Blights, scabs, rots, leaf spots and rusts all occur on species of apple, pear, cherry, peach, nectarine and plum. These fruit tree diseases can affect leaves, stems and, of the greatest concern, fruit. For the best outcome, fruit tree diseases must be identified and treated by highly trained technicians at the appropriate time for the best outcome. Our fruit tree treatments follow a protocol developed by several leading universities, utilizing varying products and the minimum number of treatments required to facilitate a productive harvest.
Needle Cast Diseases
Needle cast has become a major tree disease resulting in severe and lasting damage to many varieties of evergreen trees. Caused by several species of fungi, these diseases target Colorado blue spruce (Picea pungens), white spruce (P. glauca), white fir (Abies concolor), several species of pine (Pinus spp.), hemlock (Tsuga), Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) and cedar (Cedrus). Wet spring seasons with mild temperatures are favorable to the growth and spread of these tree diseases. Symptoms may first appear on lower, interior branches, where needles will look purple to yellow before browning and dying. Needle cast symptoms will gradually progress from the base of the tree towards the crown and from the interior spread to outer stems. Younger, smaller trees are at higher risk of mortality from these diseases. Proper watering, nutrition and pruning can help prevent infection. However, once infected needle cast may be managed through treatments including removal of dead or dying limbs and/or appropriate application of technical materials.
SavATree has programs and treatments which can help prevent and treat other common tree diseases including dogwood and sycamore anthracnose, Dutch elm disease, bacterial tree diseases and more.
Sphaeropsis Tip Blight
Sphaeropsis tip blight, formerly known as Diplodia, is a fungal tree disease most commonly affecting Austrian pines (Pinus nigra), Scotch pine (P. sylvestris), ponderosa pine (P. ponderosa) and mugo pine (P. mugo). This tree disease will occur on well-established plantings and those already under stress. Symptoms include stunting and browning of current year’s growth, which after several consecutive years will stunt the tree’s entire growth. Initially identified on lower branches, the blight will make its way progressively towards the crown. Proper care and maintenance can help prevent infection. Once afflicted, disease treatments can include removal of dead or dying limbs and/or appropriate application of technical materials.
Sycamore Anthracnose Diseases
Sycamore anthracnose is a common tree disease that results in extensive defoliation, shoot dieback, and twig death of your sycamore trees. This can happen especially when extended periods of cool and wet weather occur in the spring. Since it’s very difficult to control through conventional disease treatments, we use a trunk injection that will prevent infection of your sycamore specimens for 3 years.
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