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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tree Diseases are a Serious Concern

While most people have probably heard about the devastating impact that the mountain pine beetle has had in South Dakota and the Black Hills, there are many harmful tree diseases in New Jersey that can be lurking right in your back yard ready to cause some serious damage. The expert arborists at Amazing Tree Service can help you diagnose some obvious forms of tree sickness with some tips that will save you a huge hassle down the road.
  • Asian Longhorned Beetle – this invasive species attacks most kinds of trees and can cause some serious harm to their hosts. The beetles bore large holes inside the trunks of trees and the only way to contain these trees is to have tree removal in NJ that completely destroys the trees as well as the beetles.
  • Bacterial Leaf Scorch – this tree disease prevents water from nourishing the leaves and extremities of trees until they slowly waste away from thirst. It can take years to completely kill a tree this way, but the brown and dead leaves throughout the year make this disease easy to spot.
  • Gypsy Moth – an insect that feeds on trees and shrubs, this moth mostly prefers the plentiful oak trees found throughout the state. An invasive species, the gypsy moth is currently in 19 states and can be treated through pesticides or naturally occurring bacterial control. The stress caused by this moth can make trees more susceptible to boring caterpillars or defoliation.
  • Verticillium Fungus – this tree disease lives in the soil and dirt, but spreads through water and wind. This fungus blocks water from going up the roots of a tree and keeping the host healthy. Trees with this disease will appear brown and dead, even in the spring and summer. Pruning or tree trimming in NJ can have an impact on stopping this deadly disease from spreading.

These are some of the leading causes of tree sickness throughout New Jersey, and we believe that you will be able to notice the symptoms of any of these issues in a timely enough way to save your trees. The tree experts from Amazing Tree Service can perform inspections on your trees and help you spot countless other diseases that have very subtle symptoms only a professional can detect.

Amazing Tree Service
36 Penn Ave. Dover, NJ 07801


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