Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Scientists are predicting a potential outbreak of tree damaging insects in the upcoming year(s) both in tracts of forests and in urban landscapes due to climate change and stress caused by weather events like super storm Sandy. Eastern white pines, spruces and fir trees have all been badly hurt by damage from airborne salt, and this stress will potentially cause the trees to be victimized by bark boring insects such as the pine engraver beetle. We also are expecting a potential resurgence of damaging insects like gypsy moth caterpillars and fall cankerworms. For homeowners, the best bet is to make sure that you are signed up for a thorough plant health care program to anticipate any outbreak before it occurs. As the old saying goes, better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it. Call Fox Tree Service today and our arborists can set you up with a program suitable to your needs.