June/July/August is the time to think about:
Elm diseases/pests; aphids, aphids, aphids. Tree work.
AND YES, MOTHS ARE FLYING AROUND OAK TREES. We are preparing for a summer brood of OAK MOTH CATERPILLAR! Thousands of moths are/were flying around oak trees in the Atherton/Menlo Park area, Belmont, Woodside, Portola Valley, Millbrae, San Mateo, San Carlos. Moths do not eat. Their job is to lay eggs that hatch into caterpillars. All caterpillars do is eat. They are our target. Let us know if you have seen moths or are seeing caterpillars in the oak trees. The eggs may not hatch but we are prepared to spray if needed. Don't let them defoliate your trees!
Consultations, Arborist Reports, Pruning and Removals, Emergency Tree Work, Pest Management, Diagnostics, Fertilizing
Consulting under Licenses:
Contractor's License #276793
Agricultural Pest Control Operator #QAL 109137
Pest Control Advisor #74835
- Anthracnose - Group of fungal diseases of trees that affects the leaves, stems, flowers, or fruit, causing spotting, blotching, or necrosis.
- Deciduous - Tree or other plant that sheds all of its leaves according to a genetically scheduled cycle during the cold season in temperate zones; compare to evergreen.
- Dormancy - Period of naturally reduced activity in plant growth with the potential for reactivation of growth.
- Dormant - State of reduced physiological activity in the organs of a plant.
- Evergreen - Tree or other plant that does not shed all of its foliage annually; compare to deciduous.
- Necrosis - Localized death of tissue in a living organism.
- Systemic - a pesticide that is absorbed by and permeates some or all of the host tissues, and that is more toxic to the target insects and pathogens than to the host.