Oak tree care Houston
fungus and problems
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.
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
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.
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,