Insect and Disease Management

Trees in the Urban Environment

The urban environment can be challenging to trees—poor irrigation, improper planting techniques, soil deficiencies, injuries from lawn mower blades—to name a few. These challenges stress a tree, and consequently, limit its ability to thrive where it is planted. Like any living organism, when a tree is stress it is more vulnerable to disease and infection.

Stressed Post Oaks in suburban landscape.

Plant Health Care

Tree Shepherds believes that the first line of defense is prevention. This begins with practicing proper Plant Health Care techniques for your tree. For more information on what you can do as a homeowner, please read this article series featuring Tree Care Tips by one of our ISA Certified Arborists.

While some tree diseases and pests are easy to spot, others are not, especially in the beginning phase. Early identification is important to limit damage, and in some cases, to preserve the life of the tree.

ISA Certified Arborists at Tree Shepherds can provide you with a thorough inspection of your trees and develop a Plant Health Care plan that best suits your landscaping desires and your budget.

Common destructive tree insects found in North Texas

Common tree diseases found in North Texas

  • Anthracnose
  • Bacterial leaf scorch
  • Cotton root rot
  • Dutch Elm disease
  • Ganoderma rot
  • Seiridium canker
  • Phytophthora root rot

Tree Insect and Disease Management options

  • Disease and Pest Diagnosis
  • Sick tree treatments
  • Pesticide applications
  • Fungicides
  • Insecticides
  • Bactericides
  • Rhizobacterial inoculations

What You Can Expect from our Plant Health Care Team

Our Plant Health Care team members are…

  • Trained and led by International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certified Arborists
  • Fully insured
  • Positive and friendly

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