PLANT HEALTH CARE TREATMENT SCHEDULE

Plant Health Care Treatment Schedule

You have a doctor and your pet has a veterinarian. Your plants have Plant Health Care Professionals. Just as your physician creates a treatment plan for your care, we do the same to preserve your plant’s health!

DISEASES

Bacterial Leaf Scorch (May through July)
Apple Scab  (Early Spring) (Attacks more than just Crabapple trees. Affects the leaves and the fruit)
Dogwood/Shade Tree Anthracnose (Spring)

Fireblight (Spring)

(Treatment is usually accompanied by pruning)

Needlecast Disease (Spring is the most effective time) (Done in 3 week intervals, 3-4 applications needed)
Phytopthora Root Rot (Spring through Fall) (2 applications throughout the season as needed)
Powdery Mildew (Late Spring through Summer) (has a white moldy appearance on the leaves)

Twig Blight (Spring & Fall)

(Can infect many different types of plants. Causes die back.)

MISCELLANEOUS

Tree Fertilizations (Spring & Fall)

(Soil must have moisture in it)

Cambistat/Growth Regulator (Summer through Fall)

(Slows the growth rate of the tree over a 3 year period)

Fruit Reduction Treatment (Applied when the tree is flowering)

( Florel is applied to create a 50-75% reduction in fruit)

 

INSECTS

Aphids (Spring through Fall)

Bagworms (Mid June – August) (They do not always fall off, if active a worm will be inside the pine cone looking bag)

Boxwood Psyllid (Spring) (Only prefers Boxwoods) (leaf cupping may occur)

Bronze Birch Borer (Spring or Fall)

Cottony Maple Scale (Summer and Dormant Season)

Eastern Tent Caterpillar (Spring)(Webs are usually formed in crotches where branches meet)

Emerald Ash Borer (Earliest treatment is mid-late May, tree must be out in full leaf first) (We determine which method is most effective for the size of the tree, ie: soil injection or  trunk injection)

Euonymus Scale (May through September)(Attacks more than just Euonymus)

Fall Webworm (August through Fall) (Will create webby nests in any part of the canopy)

Gypsy Moth (May through June)

Hemlock Elongate Scale (May until Fall) (Feeds on the underside of the needles, white in color)

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (April to June OR October)

(Small white cotton balls form on the underside of the twigs. If it’s dead it will flake off, if it’s alive it will be slightly sticky)

Japanese Beetles (July & August) (More than 1 application may be required for heavy infestations)

Lacebugs  (1 treatment in May & 1 treatment in August)

Leafminer (Spring or Fall) (Usually soil injection method)

Magnolia Scale  (Spring or Fall) (We determine which method is best, ie: Spray or Soil injection method)

Mimosa Webworm (July & August) (Will create webby nests in any part of the canopy) (Prefers to feed on Honey Locust and Mimosa trees)

Mites on Evergreens (Spring or Fall) (Spray treatment)

Mosquitos (Spring through Fall)

Obscure Scale (July and Dormant Season) (Prefers Red Oaks and Pin Oaks)

Orange Striped Oakworm (July)

(black worms with yellow or orange stripes) (feeds primarily on Oak tree leaves)

Oystershell Scale (Summer)

(Can infest numerous different plant species)

Pine Needle Scale (June) (Attacks more than just Pines; several other evergreen trees also)

Pine Bark Beetle (Spring through Fall) (Usually preys on stressed, diseased or dying trees)

Spotted Lanternfly (May through November)

(Prefers Ailanthus/Tree of Heaven)

(Forewings are grey with black spots. The hind wings have patches of red and black. Abdomen is yellow with broad black bands.)

Insect Lifecycle: Nymphs (May-July)

                            Adults (July-December)

                           Egg Masses (September-April)

Ticks (Spring through Fall)

White Pine Weevil (Early Spring) (Attacks more than just White Pines; several other evergreen trees also)

Yellow Poplar Weevil (Spray in Summer, soil inject Spring or Fall) (Feeds on the leaves of Tulip Poplars and Magnolias)

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