You might do more damage if you spray trees unnecessarily or if you spray trees too long after the infection has taken hold. What guidelines should you follow?
Prevention Is Key to Saving Your Trees
Know the Signs
- Leaves that fall much earlier than normal
- Leaves with gray, brown or green spots
- Leaves that turn pale
- Leaves that are contorted
- Insect exit holes in tree branches or trunk
- Sawdust around base of the tree
The moment you notice your tree is sick, given its symptoms, it’s time to explore the right treatment.
Get Advice from Your Arborist
Second, make sure you time the treatment correctly. A professional arborist helps by identifying the stage of the disease. Many tree diseases or infestations must be treated within a certain window of time, or else the chemical intervention will not work.
On the other hand, your tree might need a series of sprays in order to fully treat the problem. Your arborist will be able to help you select the right product.
Don’t Make Amateur Mistakes
For example, incorrect pruning is one of the top reasons trees become vulnerable to disease. When you lop off a branch in the wrong direction, at the wrong angle or in the wrong spot, you can do more harm than good. It’s good to want your trees to flourish, but without the proper guidance, you could unwittingly expose them to unforeseen danger.
When you’re trying to prune or spray trees on your property, do so in a productive way, with the help of our team: Rivendell Tree Experts. With years of experience, certified training and a love for healthy trees, we’re the right people to call when yours need help.