Pest and disease management

Identification and control options 

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Tree Surveys is able to carry out a range of tests for, and provide advice on, various pests and diseases that can affect trees and shrubs, such as:

  • Fungal infection.
  • Leaf miners.
  • Nutrient deficiencies.
  • Wood-boring insects.
  • Moths, such as the Oak Processionary Moth.
  • Deer or squirrel damage.
  • Pesticide damage.

Inspections can be completed both on-site and off-site in our own testing laboratory, and we will accept samples sent in to us for analysis.

Case Study

Leaf microscopyWe were recently asked to analyse samples of Yew hedging to ascertain the problems it. The Yew hedging had been planted and there had been some debate as to why the health of the plants had been in decline.

Using our analysis tools and techniques, we were able to carry a number of tests in order to provide proof of the apparent demise of the Yews. We were able to determine that the problem was not with the hedging, but with a serious infestation of tiny scale insects.

Once this had been determined, we were able to advise on a suitable solution to remedy the situation – in this case, an application of Pyrethrum or a Tar Oil wash would have proven suitable.

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