Your trees are a valuable asset on your property and you want to do everything that you can to keep them looking and performing their best. Unfortunately, tree diseases and pests can work against your plans and swiftly wreak havoc on your trees.

Both can be highly destructive.

Pests like mites, aphids, beetles and insects can multiply and as they feed on (or bore into) your tree, cause its decline. Similarly, many tree diseases can spread rapidly and become a much more serious problem in a relatively short amount of time. In fact, certain tree diseases and pests—when not addressed—can ultimately cause the death of your tree.

This is why the proper diagnosis of tree disease is so critical.

Of course, the symptoms of tree disease and pest problems often mimic one another, making an accurate diagnosis challenging. But properly identifying the issue at hand is the first step toward the right treatment options.

A Certified Arborist will not only be able to properly identify the species of the tree but will be able to diagnose the cause of its stress or damage and take the necessary steps to employ disease or pest control treatment options that work. Treatment specifics are generally customized based on the species, location, and size of the tree.

When time is of the essence, don’t waste it with an inaccurate diagnosis. Have your trees evaluated by a professional who will be able to determine what’s going on and get you on the path to a solution.