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Trees in Northern Virginia are often affected by destructive insects, lethal bacterial and fungal diseases, animal pests, and viruses (yes, trees can be affected by a virus, just like humans). But don’t worry – the tree doctors at Absolute Tree are here with what you need to know about the worst offenders in our area. And we’re just a call away if your trees need an extra dose of TLC to restore them to full health.

Close-up view of scale insects infesting a tree branch, showing their distinctive small, bumpy appearance.

Scale Insects on Trees: 9 Symptoms to Look for on Northern Virginia Trees

Scale insects are among the hardest to spot and destructive pests that afflict trees and shrubs in Northern Virginia. If left untreated, severe infestations can kill trees. Learn to spot the symptoms of scale insects on trees and save your trees from serious damage.
A stand of tall trees shows the effects of laurel wilt as several laurel tree canopies are sparse and brown next to unaffected species with healthy, green canopies.

Fatal Threat: The Redbay Ambrosia Beetle & Laurel Wilt

The redbay ambrosia beetle is a tiny insect pest that causes big problems for Northern Virginia’s laurels. Unlike other ambrosia…
A rotten trunk

How to Prevent Insect & Disease Problems on Trees

It`s important to get an early start when it comes to dealing with insect and disease issues. It will ensure…
Tree diease in VA.

Treatment & Tree Diseases in Virginia

We put this resource together to help property owners understand and identify types of tree diseases in Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria,…

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