Winter Tree Pests: Prep, Spraying, Dormant Oil

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In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the most common types of pests that may look to invade your trees this winter. While some pests do indeed disappear during the cold season, there are a few others that are active, including some that might nest on and damage trees. 

At Green Pointe Tree Care, we’re happy to offer the very best tree spraying and disease control services in Utah, including assistance for clients with any winter pests that are bothering their trees. While part one of our series went over pest types to be aware of this winter, today’s part two will dig into some strategies for dealing with them if any of these are spotted — whether on your own or with assistance from our arborists.

Advanced Treatment

While the time for this has already passed for this specific winter, one way to keep your trees free of winter pests is to prepare early on. Various weeding and pruning tasks should be carried out in the fall, well before winter temperatures set in. A proper fertilization regimen for your trees is also recommended, which would include the early fall season.

Spraying Options

One such area of treatment that may be considered, either early in the season or partway through it, is tree spraying. There are a few different types of products available for this, but it is important to be aware that some are more effective than others.

This is one area where it pays to work with experienced arborists like ours. We know exactly which spray products are best for your trees and their needs, plus which are safe for your children, pets and other backyard wildlife.

Dormant Oil Applications

Another option for those looking to ensure pests do not create an issue on their trees during winter – and one that’s also eco-friendly in the process – is the application of what are known as dormant oils. These are non-toxic, natural products that are meant to protect against certain harmful insects and dust mites throughout trees and shrubs on your property.

Not only is it non-toxic to humans, it’s the same for pets as well. It won’t threaten the health of anyone on your property, and will do a great job preventing many winter tree pests.

Call Our Pros

Finally, if you’re not getting results from any of the above approaches or other efforts, it’s time to call in the experts at Green Pointe Tree Care. We’re happy to apply any product that is needed to give your trees the best possible protection against these pests.

For more on preventing pest issues on your trees this winter, or to learn about any of our tree spraying or other horticulture services, speak to the team at Green Pointe Tree Care today.

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