Plant Health Care

INSECT & DISEASE CONTROL
Our 10 Treatment program outlined below is designed to control insects and diseases, and maintain the health of your ornamental trees and shrubs throughout the year. OUR FREE TREE SURVEY WILL ADVISE YOU OF THE BEST TREATMENTS NEEDED FOR YOUR LANDSCAPE.

Sometimes, special techniques are used to control pests in your landscape.

MICRO-INJECTION
The micro-injection technique places insect and disease controls directly into the plant’s vascular system. SeaScape uses this procedure for large (over 25′) and specimen trees. This preventive treatment is used in situations where controls must be in place before pests attack plants. Because applications are contained entirely with the plant, they provide an excellent longer residual control. The ability to apply controls without spraying eliminates spray drift in sensitive areas. SeaScape uses the micro-injection program as an economical, effective, environmentally responsible choice.

BASAL SOIL DRENCH
For some large trees or for trunk boring insects, SeaScape uses an insecticide that is poured directly into a shallow trench at the base of the tree. This is absorbed by the roots and transported throughout the tree providing a long residual time confined to the treated plant. Consequently, with this procedure there is no spray drift and the insecticide is applied to a relatively small area. It works well to control the bronze birch borer, which attack several species of white barked birches. We have also successfully used this on large hemlocks for control of the hemlock woolly adelgid.

TRUNK BARK TREATMENT
Southern New England has numerous old – 50 years or older, beech trees. As these plants age they become more susceptible to attacks by insects and diseases. SeaScape has a program to help prevent or stop an infection of a fungal disease call phytophthora, or bleeding canker, which can kill a tree over time. In the spring when the sap is flowing, we apply a mild phosphorus acid compound from the ground up to 8-10′ high onto the trunk – at the site of infection. This chemical applied by a backpack sprayer directly to the trunk has no drift and is safe for the environment.

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