Tree Got a Bug?

We’ll Get to the Root of the Problem

Just like people, trees get sick, too. Of course, diagnosing a tree disease is tougher than diagnosing a human one. Still, managing tree ailments is essential to the life and health of your trees. Fortunately, we have highly educated and skilled arborists who are trained in the area of tree disease and can come to the rescue. If you suspect a tree disease has infected your greenery, call our Absolute Tree experts at 804.255.9695.

How Important Is Treating My Sick Tree?

In a word—very. Tree disease and proper diagnosis should not be taken lightly. If not treated properly, your tree’s disease could spread to your entire grove and result in permanent damage. There are many diseases that can attack your remaining treeline. Typically, they are classified in three ways:

  • Fungus
  • Bacteria
  • Virus

If you notice spotted leaves or strange growths on your tree limbs, don’t panic. Our tree doctors can easily determine if you have a fungus, bacteria or a virus and provide proper solutions.

My Tree Has Funny Growths, Now What?

Call in the professionals. A certified arborist can inspect your tree and diagnose the illness. Sometimes, the treatments can be simple—as easy as anti-fungal treatments and trunk injections. Other times, whole trees must be removed. Whatever you do, don’t take matters into your own hands. Call a skilled tree surgeon for diagnosis and treatment before it is too late.

Bug Off, Insects!

Another reason to follow good tree care and maintenance is so your trees remain healthy and strong. The last thing you want on your property is a bunch of fragile trees. Weakened trees are highly susceptible to parasites and pests and have very little chance of survival if attacked by insects. Their weak nature also makes them a safety hazard during high winds and thunderstorms.

The following are infestation signs that are typical of cicadas, aphids and weevils:

  • Sudden and significant loss of leaves
  • Holes bored in tree trunk
  • “Shiny” looking tree bark
  • White liquid discharge

What Is My First Step?

Diagnosis is key. And that is where we can help. One of our highly certified arborists can make a house call to identify and inspect the infestation that might be plaguing your trees. In most cases, our experts can diagnose your tree issue and provide an immediate treatment option—such as a tree injection.

We have experience in treating infestations from the following pests:

  • Aphids
  • Borers
  • Beetles
  • Locusts
  • Weevils
  • Moths
  • Cicadas
  • Worms

To speak with a certified arborist or to receive a free estimate, call 1.833.TREE.LIFE.