Crew arrived a little later than I’d hoped for but finished everything and did excellent work. I am very pleased. ”- Robert G.
It was an excellent experience overall. My trees don’t look trimmed, they look healthy and happy. ”- Wendy J.
Entries tagged with " Pest control "
You might have noticed some tree services going on at The Dallas Women's Club at Hillcrest and Park recently. Our Arborists and crews have been working to improve the health of some of their mature Red Oaks. These are beautiful trees and the DWC is committed to caring for them and preserving their health.
There’s no question that summer is definitely here in Texas. As the temperatures soar well above 100 F degrees, certain insects still manage to not only survive, but thrive. When plants are heat or water-stressed, they become prime victims of advantageous pests.
Our mild spring, with its continual rainfall, encouraged an explosion of chewing pests this summer - including bagworms. Bagworm “homes” look like small pinecone-like structures hanging from trees and shrubs. We’ve been seeing them pop up all over the Dallas and Fort Worth areas.
We are often asked “Will ivy growing up the trunk of my established tree harm it?” Yes and no. Generally, ivy will not harm a healthy, established tree. However, ivy growing around the base of a tree and up its trunk could be competing with nutrients, sunlight and water that the tree needs. This could cause the tree to weaken and become more prone to pests and disease.
This month, we’re noticing many new insect infestations on trees around the DFW area. Because many of our urban trees are stressed from heat, improper watering and lack of fertilization, they are more susceptible to pest problems. Aphids are one of those pests invading trees right now, as seen on the leaves of the post oak (in photo) that we recently inspected.
While inspecting a client’s trees recently, we found a downed tree on the road and decided to take a closer look. It turned out that the tree was filled with borer insects, which were most likely the reason that the tree ultimately had to be taken down. Or at least they finished the job!
You love your trees, right? Well so do a lot of leaf-chewing pests! If you look up, and look closely, you might start to noticed some of these critters having your tree for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We are beginning to see tent caterpillars, leaf rollers and bagworms in trees now.