Tree care partly covers insect and disease management services. Just like human beings, trees also face dangers due to illness. There are many places on trees ranging from the roots to the leaves that are vulnerable to attacks. Fortunately, you can identify some symptoms that may indicate problems. Here are 5 signs of Midwest trees suffering from invasive insects and diseases.
5 Signs of Minnesota Invasive Tree Insects & Diseases
- Split Bark
You can notice signs that a tree is damaged due to invasive tree insects and diseases by being observant.
What is Happening to your Tree?
Struggling trees can be identified by the presence of dead branches and leaves usually at the top of the trees. In other cases, they may become discolored, begin being thin, or show noticeable leaf loss.
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a common pest that is known to destroy trees. Trees that are attacked during the larval stage of the pest portray signs of sickness or stress by sprouting new branches at their base. A split bark is an indicator that the larva is gathering.
The presence of woodpeckers around trees should be taken into consideration. They are known to eat insects that attack trees. If they are constantly or persistently around that could be a sign of tree infestation. An infested or diseased tree also usually has the same qualities as a tree with insufficient nutrients and water. The larva ends up feeding on the nutrients of trees, which causes irregular health and growth patterns and interrupts the photosynthesis process.
Call a Certified Arborist at the First Signs of Invasive Tree Insects & Disease
If you have trees exhibiting some of these symptoms you should not hesitate to contact us. We can provide a professional who can examine your trees and provide a thorough assessment of the state of affairs and what needs to be done. The earlier you reach out to use the faster we can offer the needed help. Trees that show these signs need immediate attention.