It might be hard to believe, but insects and diseases can be troublesome to a tree. One of the most destructive diseases we treat in Knoxville is Dutch elm disease, which can actually spread between elm trees. That’s why it’s important to work with a certified arborist who has the experience and the resources to identify these kinds of issues. They can recommend the most appropriate course of action for treatment.
How do we treat for insect and disease issues?
One treatment method is micro-injection, which is a systematic technique used to provide a quick dose of chemical to your tree. It’s also used when there are no other means for accessing a tree’s roots.
Micro-injection can be a useful treatment method because it places materials directly into the tree, delivering them right where they are needed and protecting you and your property from unnecessary exposure.
Pests and diseases to look for in Knoxville
Certified arborists providing a quality integrated pest management program will know what to look for in your trees, such as these local pests:
- Woolly Hackberry aphids are insects that feed on sugarberry and hackberry trees.
- Emerald ash borer is a small but mighty insect that attacks our ash trees.
- Hemlock woolly adelgid sucks sap from the needles and twigs of hemlocks.
It is imperative to hire an arborist to maintain tree health. Cortese Tree Specialists provide scientifically-backed services, protecting you and the environment. We are trained to correctly identify the bad insects from the good ones, and we know how to accurately diagnose to develop an effective treatment for your tree.