INSECT, DISEASE & PEST CONTROL
Plants are susceptible to many different diseases and pests in our environment. Just like people, plants will get sick if not taken care of. Preventative measures must be taken to prevent spread of sickness and disease. Listed below are some prevalent tree problems encountered in the Manitoba region.
Emerald Ash Borer - Native to Asia, the emerald ash borer beetle was first discovered in N. America back in 2002. Since then the beetle has spread and killed millions of ash trees in N. America. Although there are no initial signs of infestation, the damage is beyond repair if goes unnoticed. The insects feeding disrupts the tree's ability to transport water and nutrients resulting in death of the tree in just a few short years. The pest has unfortunately spread to Manitoba and the first larvae was discovered late last autumn. This pest will become a major problem in the coming 2018 summer season. Please contact us today to prevent further spread of this pest.
Dutch Elm Disease - Dutch elm disease is a fungal disease that blocks water movement in elm trees leading to the death of the tree. Infected trees produce small sparse leaves, that wilt, brown and fall prematurely. Symptoms can spread quickly throughout the tree. Infected branches often show a brown stain on the wood that can be seen in combination with peeling bark. Once infected the tree will die within a few years if untreated.
Bronze Leaf Disease - Bronze Leaf is an fungal disease prevalent in Aspen trees. The disease turns leaves and infected limbs to an orange-brown colour, eventually leading to the death of the plant death.
Black Knot - Black knot is a fungal disease prevalent in Schubert Chokecherry trees. Infected trees have irregular swellings on twigs and branches. The black gall-like growths cause branch death.