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Oak tree care Houston

 Oak Tree fungus and problems

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 Are you having Problems with oak trees oak tree care,In Houston or the woodlands can be difficult. We have lots of insect problems in Houston.  Live oak tree care, water oak tree care, oak tree diseases,

Does your oak tree have a white powder on the leaves or is the tree defoliated.  Alphacorps can provide treatment for your oak trees call us or use our contact form.Were tree specialists. Were called tree doctors.

Oak diseases
There are many diseases that can affect your oak tree. Brown egg cases appear on trunk Larvae Of Gypsy Moths -

 

Gypsy moths like oaks where they lay there larva. These caterpillars are about 2½ inches long with 5 pairs of blue spots and 6 pairs of red spots along their backs.


They can completely defoliate a  tree in 2 weeks. If they do it several times they can kill the tree.
There eggs sit dormant over the winter until spring, when the caterpillars hatch and head up into the foliage to feed.
 
Two spotted oak bore Adults are cylindrical, metallic beetles, color from golden-green, green, blue-green, blue to violet. The elytra are slender and have two white spots near the posterior end.



 Alphacorps tree care has a special proprietary formula for treating oak bores effectively. While some of our clients try to control bores by buying off the shelf chemicals from the local hardware store they often don't work and are quiet often about 1percent strength of our industrial chemicals.

 

 Roots Growing Above Soil Surface Pin Oak Trees are often found with some of their roots growing above the surface of the soil. This is because they are growing in compacted soils.

 The Northern red oak tree grows fast and will survive in a variety of soil conditions; however, it prefers to be near stream or river beds.


 The leaf spots may run together, resembling a blotch or blight. The dead areas follow the veins or are bounded by larger veins. Sometimes terminal stem shoots are infected back to several inches below the buds. Pustules containing pinkish spores appear. Dieback and defoliation may occur in severe cases.

 Anthracnose  can often be treated with success. 

Swellings and growths on twigs and leaves Gall Insects - Twigs, leaves, and even the acorns of Oaks are commonly disfigured by odd shaped growths called galls.

 These buttons, cones, bullets, balls, and blobs are caused by minute gall wasps or flies which lay their eggs in the plant tissue. When tiny grubs hatch out, they secrete powerful plant growth substances that force the tree to form the gall around the developing insect, which lives on nutrients from the abnormal growth.


 Look for fine webbing over leaves, their stalks and adjacent stems. Leaves turn bronze, wilt, drop Oak Wilt, A Fungal Disease - Most Oaks are susceptible to this systemic fungal disease, although members of the Red Oak group are hit harder than White Oaks.


 Oak Mites - Oak mites are about 1/50 inch long, barely visible to the unaided eye. Resembling tiny spiders, they have four pairs of legs, piercing-sucking mouth parts, and very compact bodies. They may be yellow, green, red or brown. If the top surfaces of the lower leaves on the Oak tree are stippled with small yellow dots or red spots, it is likely that mites are the cause.

 



Do not  bring firewood into the yard which may be infested with insects that are carrying the fungus. Leaves are coated with white a  Powdery Mildew,  which is a Fungal Disease - Powdery mildew caused by various fungi attacks Oaks, covering their leaves and growing tips with whitish patches. This disease is rarely fatal in established trees, but it mars their appearance. Pruning can actually be done at any time of the year; however, recommended times vary with different plants.


Need a tree doctor? We  provide diagnosis and tree care services in Houston,  Cypress , Memorial area , the heights,  Atascocita, Spring,  The champions, cypress fair banks,  the Woodlands and magnolia. Were tree health experts. We can inspect and diagnose trees and  treat trees for various diseases .

 

 We service the the woodlands, spring , lake conroe,  cy fair, cypress fairbanks, olde oaks, north gate forest, Champions forest areas. We provide service to the Champions area  in Houston  tx and , We provide service to the champions, olde oak, northgate, forest champions forest,  cypress fairbanks areas, houston .

 

 

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