Insects & Disease Resources
Girdling roots are roots that grow up and into at least one side of the tree trunk. These roots damage the tree restricting the movement of water and nutrients to the leaves. If not treated, the affected tree may eventually die.
Phytophthora canker produces a characteristic oozing of darkened sap on bark surface. The fluid is typically reddish-brown and it stains the surrounding bark as it flows downward. It can also smell like ethanol or rotting apples attracting slugs, bees and other insects. The Phytophthora species that cause bleeding canker originate from the soil and may be causing root disease. In addition to bleeding canker, the fungus thrives in wet soil.
Treatment recommendation is if the root flare of your trees is not visible, remove soil and mulch from around base of tree. Bark applications of systemic fungicides will help to arrest further development of the disease.
Large beehive hanging from a tree branch being safely removed by the Advance Tree & Shrub Team.
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