There are specific fungal infections, as well as insect and mite activity that commonly affect orchard trees and which may impact the production of edible fruit. TLC’s fruit tree disease treatments are on a protocol developed by several leading universities, utilizing the minimum number of treatments required to facilitate a productive harvest.
Sycamore Anthracnose is a common tree disease that results in extensive defoliation, shoot dieback, and twig death of your sycamore trees especially when extended periods of wet weather occur in the spring. It is very difficult to control through conventional disease treatments so TLC uses a macro infusion system that will prevent infection of your sycamore specimens for two years. Other common tree diseases include dogwood anthracnose, apple scab and cedar apple rust.
Winter watering may only be done when air temperatures are above 40 degrees F. Fortunately, there are more than enough days that meet these conditions for our Boulder tree service. We make sure to water during the height of the day so the water will have time to soak into the ground before possible freezing temperatures at night.
Evergreen trees and shrubs will suffer the most as they can still transpire moisture through their needles/leaves, unlike a deciduous tree or shrub that has lost all of its leaves. Even though the ground may be frozen they can still dry out. To prevent this, it is important to mist their needles two to three times per month. Try to imitate a slow soaking rain and move back and forth many times to really soak them. Only water the soil if the ground is not frozen. A deep root “Watering Spike” is best to use for this application.
Newly planted trees are especially susceptible to winter drought injury. Take special care with trees that have less than a two-inch diameter trunk. Planting trees can be expensive so protecting your investment can save you money.