Expert Tree Disease Treatment in Franklin, TN
Keeping your trees strong and healthy as well as looking their best, is the top priority for Franklin TN Tree Service!
Tree diseases are quite common and complex. At the outset, the common individual who starts to delve into the dynamics of tree diseases may not realize that there so many diseases. But after some research and analysis, he or she will find that not only are there many tree diseases, but each tree disease contains their own unique properties and complexities. Franklin Tree Care will endeavor to treat your tree diseases that are common to many trees.
Beach Bark Disease
Beach Bark disease occurs when bark comes into contact with small insects called “beach scales.” These small insects invade and change the bark in trees, resulting in fungi in the tree. Originating in Europe, the disease is now found primarily in the Eastern United States. Beach Bark Disease tends to hit larger trees rather than small ones. Subsequently, the pending doom that occurs as the result of Beach Bark Disease is greater in larger trees as opposed to smaller trees. The prevailing though among some environmentalists is that extremely cold temperatures account for the death of beach scales, but the only way to consistently prevent beach bark disease over a large area of trees is a program of regular salvage cutting.
As opposed to Beach Bark Disease, Aspen Canker is found by and large in trees on the west coast. Several types of fungi contribute to the decay of Aspen. These include, but are not limited to, sooty bark canker, black canker, and hypoxylon canker. Sooty Bark Canker is widely considered the most dangerous type of canker in Aspen trees. It primarily attacks larger trees and trees which are over-grown- generally those that are over 120 years old. Pruning is one method that is suggested by experts to reduce the fungi that causes cankers in Aspen. It is highly recommended that anyone who uses pruners to trim off infected branches to use alcohol or some other cleaning agent to kill any residual fungi leftover from pruning.
American Chestnut Blight
American Chestnut Blight is the cause of the death of most commercial chestnut trees on the East Coast. Trees that are vulnerable due to wounds are the most susceptible to this tree disease. As it enters these opening wounds on infected trees, American Chestnut Blight destroys the cambium that encompasses the trunk of the tree. It also kills the twigs and branches on the infected tree. Efforts have been attempted over the years to save infected trees from this particular Blight. First, cutting down infected trees was utilized in order to save the remaining chestnut trees in many areas of the Eastern United States. However, the introduction of an anti-virus that attacked the existing Blight virus proved to be the most effective. The only drawback to this method was that the anti-virus sometimes spread to existing and healthy trees. Only the trees that were already infected with American Chestnut Blight responded positively to the antivirus.
Tree diseases are very prevalent in our woods and Forests in the United States. It effects all of us who enjoy venturing into Americas untamed world of wonder. By understanding, studying, and researching just of a few of the above tree diseases discussed above, as well as others, we can all become more educated and active in the preservation of trees in this great world wherein we all live.