Tree Health & Insect/Disease Issues
The GTA has lately come under assault from several invading insects and diseases; as well our plant life has had to deal with some very dry summers and short winters of late. The above mentioned issues can cause a healthy tree to become stressed, and spiral a weak tree towards death.
Two of the hot topic issues affecting the GTA are the EMERALD ASH BORER (EAB) and DUTCH ELM DISEASE. Both your Ash and Elm trees should be closely monitored. Just recently the entire city of Toronto has become a quarantine site for all species of Ash trees. This is to slow the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer. Make sure your pruned or removed Ash tree is taken to the appropriate dumping facility or the material is kept on site. Ask us about Treeazin injections for the EAB.
All trees are susceptible to one form of insect/disease or another, and some species have little to no resistance. The below information helps create the best environment possible for an urban tree and will help keep it healthy and more apt to fight off stress. Remember most insects and diseases are opportunistic.
The above information is just a start towards a long and healthy life for your trees. City trees need all the help we can give them. Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have, and please check out the websites I have linked to my home page for some great information. Remember not everyone who calls themselves an Arborist, is trained in the latest science and techniques in the industry.