Many trees are susceptible to a variety of diseases, such as Dutch Elm Disease, and Sycamore Anthracnose. We can take some preventative measures to help protect your trees.
Dutch Elm Disease
Dutch elm disease is a lethal disease caused by an aggressive fungus. The disease is primarily transmitted by the elm bark beetle that feeds in the 2-4 year old branches. The Haupt Tree Company utilizes a proven fungicide called Arbotect, which has the ability to protect healthy elm trees from infection. This fungicide provides three growing seasons of protection, at which time the tree needs to be retreated. The most effective way to ensure complete distribution of the material is through a process called macro-injection. The pictures illustrate the process of macro-injection into the root flair of the tree. The Haupt Tree Company has been using Arbotect to protect elm trees since 1986. Our success rate is approximately 99% in protecting a healthy elm tree from infection.
The same fungicide and process is also effective in protecting Sycamore trees from Sycamore anthracnose. Sycamore anthracnose is not a lethal disease as compared to Dutch elm disease; however, it can cause leaf drop in the late spring and subsequent infections can reduce tree vitality and cause twig dieback.
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