Identifying and Treating Tree Diseases
The impact of a tree disease can quickly progress from the unsightly to the unsafe… undermining the beauty, and the structural stability, of these valued landscape assets.
A SavATree arborist can improve the health of your diseased or vulnerable trees, and preserve the vitality of your property by…
- Accurately diagnosing the presence of a disease in your tree;
- Applying field-tested ingredients targeted to the specific pathogens infecting your tree;
- Identifying — and correcting — any conditions in, or around, your tree that make it vulnerable to disease. Our arborists take a holistic approach to disease treatment. They will complement anti-disease applications with any corrective tree care services — such as pruning or soil improvement– that will help prevent disease in the future.
Preventive Care Offers the Best Protection
When it comes to tree care, the best offense is a good defense. Proactive tree care is key to protecting trees against the damaging effects of diseases. The best remedy is a course of pre-emptive foliar treatments — targeted to the specific pathogen(s) the tree is susceptible to – which will reduce the level of infection of treated leaves. Timely action is important: these anti-fungal and anti-bacterial applications must begin early in the season to be successful. Left too late, your arborist will need to delay treatment until the following season.