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Tree & Shrub Care – Early Spring Insect & Disease


Early Spring Insect & Disease Service

Early Spring Application – T03


What Was Done:

Today we treated the trees and shrubs being cared for in your program. The plant pests that are active at this time include various mite species, needle miners, leaf miners, spruce gall adelgids, hemlock wooly adelgids, pine moths, pine weevils, psyllids, tent caterpillars and more.

Diseases to be controlled at this time are anthracnose, leaf spots, apple scab, tip blight, twig blight, fire blight, rust and some needlecasts. A number of these diseases can be active from bud break, through spring until early summer and can be related to wet or moist conditions. This application usually dries within 1-2 hours and any precipitation after this time will not adversely impact the effectiveness of the treatment.


FYI: You can increase the health of your landscape plants through proper pruning to allow good air circulation and good sanitation practices of removing fallen leaves or twigs on which diseases can harbor, it is also a benefit to your plants health.




Additional Available Services:

Soil Injection can provide up to a full year control with one application on some insect pests.

This method is great for the following pests:

  • Spotted Lanternfly
  • Lace bugs
  • Japanese beetles
  • Aphids
  • Leaf miners
  • Bronze Birch borer and other flat-headed borers
  • Scale insects
  • Leaf beetles
  • Mealy bugs
  • Psyllids
  • Whiteflies
  • Sawfly larvae

The material is injected into the ground at the base of the plant and moves upward through the plant to target pests. Please call to see how this system can benefit your landscape.


Spring Root Fertilization is a great way to get your trees and shrubs off to a good start this spring and help them recover from winter. If this is not part of your program or you haven’t had your plants fertilized recently, call us to schedule an application.


All of our programs are based on the principles of  Integrated Pest Management (IPM) which is an environmentally friendly and effective approach to controlling damaging insects, diseases and invasive plants. For more information about IPM click here.