Tree Disease and Insect Treatment

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We provide disease control programs designed to maximize health and vigor, while taking into account the individual condition of the trees and shrubs at your home or business. Tree and shrub services are most effective when the species, disease characteristics, and customer objectives are all taken into account.

Foliar disease applications are designed to protect your valuable evergreen and deciduous ornamentals from damage resulting from tree diseases. Most of these are caused by fungi that are prevalent during spring when the weather is rainy. Treatments provide a protective barrier on the leaf or needle surface that will prevent the germination and growth of spores that cause tree diseases.Common tree Diseases in the greater Washington area include:

Common Insect and Disease Problems
In The Washington DC Area


Dogwood Anthracnose

Brown spots up to ¼ inch in diameter go entirely through the leaf and have reddish brown halos.  Tiny dark brown fungal fruiting structures dot the brown areas. Small reddish brown spots without brown centers may pepper portions of the leaf or extend along the veins.

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Powder Mildew

White fungal growth develops on the surface of leaves late in the summer and during autumn. Powdery Mildew kills many plant species if left untreated.

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Leaf Scorch

Early to midsummer, leaves on a few branches have marginal leaf burn or scorch.  Symptoms increase on the leaves later in summer.  The boundary between live and dying tissue is wavy and has a definite halo. Leaves usually fall prematurely.  -More branches become involved in following years.

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Crown Gall

Galls ¼ inch to several inches in diameter form on stems or roots.  These are white at first like cauliflower but become hard and dark brown with age.

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Leaf Spot

Brown spots form along leaf margins. If the disease is severe, leaves and flowers are killed.

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Cedar-Apple Rust

Smooth, round galls on twigs up to golf ball size. Their surface may be dimpled like a golf ball.

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HemlockWooly Adelgid

The presence of some insects and mites can be harmless, but certain species may be detrimental and even cause trees and shrubs to die. Leafhoppers, Scale ,  Weevils, Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, Eastern Tent Caterpillars, Japanese Beetle, lace Bug, Mealy bug and Borers are some of the most common and harmful insects. Control of these species in the least intrusive manner is made possible by our technologically advanced scheduling system which makes sure every detail is followed to the letter. It enables us to achieve insect control by treating each species on your property at the most advantageous time to ensure efficacy and environmental integrity.

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Insect and Mite Treatments

Insect control on your property for plant health consists of a management program that includes a thorough inspection of your landscape by a professionally trained/licensed expert  in the diagnosis and treatment of landscape insects, as well as careful monitoring. Insects and mites usually infest trees and shrubs that are in poor health and/or under stress. Therefore, your technician’s first priority is to restore the health of your trees and shrubs so that they can naturally resist insect and mite infestation. Our philosophy is to use low toxicity methods and ingredients to reduce populations of insects and mites with the least disruption to other beneficial insects and the environment.

Easter Tent Caterpillers

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Azalea Lace Bug

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Japanese Beetle

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Spider Mite

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