What’s All the Stress About? Could Be Aphids!
August 28, 2014
This month, we’re noticing many new insect infestations on trees around the DFW area. Because many of our urban trees are stressed from heat, improper watering and lack of fertilization, they are more susceptible to pest problems. Aphids are one of those pests invading trees right now, as seen on the leaves of the post oak (in photo) that we recently inspected.
The best defense against aphids is a healthy tree that is properly pruned, watered and fed year-round. If your trees are looking lackluster and you’re noticing blotchy damage to the leaves, you may have an aphid infestation. Now’s a great time to schedule one of our certified arborists to check on your trees. We can come to you in Dallas or Fort Worth! Early diagnosis and a care plan is your best defense against tree damage from pests and disease.