Spruce tree diseases in Michigan are becoming all too common. From the newly identified fungus, we discovered last year, to an old nemesis like tip blight, it seems the spruce is always under attack. But knowing where these diseases come from, and how to treat your trees if they get sick, can help you keep them in tip-top shape.
We all love the warmth that summer brings, but diseases like to use the heat to spread in trees in summer. Trees in Michigan are susceptible to this, this time of the year. It’s important that we take care of them because they’re an intrinsic part of the ecosystem and are essential to human beings.
Tree owners beware – you may just have some unwanted guests living in your trees! Tree boring insects are bad news for your property. Left to themselves, they can do serious damage to your trees.
Early last week, one of our rover tree technicians diagnosed and uncovered the larvae of boring insects in multiple trees during his property visits. What caught his eye was seeing a large sap ball on the outside of a tree, and when he cut into it, it revealed the larvae that was living and sustaining on the bark of the tree! So who are these critters invading the valuable assets on your property?
Emerald Ash Borer
Common to southeast Michigan is the Emerald ash borer, an exotic beetle that was discovered near Detroit in the summer of 2002. The adult version of these tree boring insects tend to feed (nibble) on the actual foliage, but causing very little damage and impact to the overall health of the tree itself.
However, the larvae of these beetles can cause severe damage to the tree. That’s because it feeds on the inner bark. This disrupts the ability of the tree to carry nutrients and water from its roots. Immediately diagnosing and treating infestations is extremely important. Waiting could kill your tree and cause the infestation to spread to the other trees on your property!
You’ll not only lose your tree, but also the cost of removing it. There’s also the exterminating fee and the price you’ll pay to replace the trees.
Contact Safari Tree
At Safari Tree, not only do we have top professional tree and shrub healthcare technicians on staff that have been trained to diagnose problems like tree boring insects, but we have a great Wedgle insecticide treatment plan that can eliminate and prevent these pests from infiltrating your trees all season long.
Contact Safari Tree today and request a Free Estimate! Don’t let unwanted pests invade your property!