Charlotte, NC is known to have severe cankerworm infestations. The cankerworm has a four-stage life: egg, pupa, larva, and adult. After mating in December, the female moths crawl up trees to lay eggs on twigs and small branches. As leaves come out in the spring the eggs hatch leaving some caterpillars to feed on the leaves. Cankerworms on their own typically do not kill trees; however, repeated defoliation weakens trees leaving them susceptible to other stresses. It is important not to wait until spring to fight cankerworms. If you're looking for Residential Tree Services we have you covered.
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At Carolina Tree Care, we take a customized approach to your tree trimming and pruning needs. We may be removing dead branches to promote tree health or healthy branches to improve a view. We may be shaping trees purely for aesthetic purposes or correcting structural imperfections to promote longevity. We may be training a young tree to grow properly or removing diseased limbs that have an insect infestation. Trimming and pruning is tailored to your trees needs.
Dormant Oil treatments are a very effective way of controlling ornamental pest populations without the use of harsh insecticidal chemicals. Horticultural oils are light mineral oils similar to the ones found in many cosmetics and baby oils. They are nontoxic to humans and pets.
The fall season isn’t too far away, but it seems warmer temperatures may be! Protect evergreens, shrubs, and trees from warm weather insects. The ArborWISE by Carolina Tree Care program tailors each foliar treatment to specifically meet the needs of your plants. Our late summer foliar treatment treats directly through the leaves.
Goodbye summer, hello fall! It's time to start prepping your Carolina landscape for this year's autumn season. Below you'll find 8 tips on how to prep your trees and plants before cooler temperatures arrive!
We live and breathe our tagline: Your trees. Your property. Our passion. We truly care about your trees. We understand the value that your trees provide to you and your property emotionally, aesthetically and monetarily. We recognize that trees are of the utmost importance to the canopy and the history of our communities. And we love what we do. We care that you have a great tree care experience. That's why we've made your tree care process hassle free, easy and simple. Check out our 7-step tree care process, below!
Along with water and sunlight, nutrient rich fertilizer is critical in maintaining overall health and strength of trees. Routinely fertilizing trees in fall adds additional nourishment back into the soil after a long summer. The fall season is also a great time to ensure trees have all nutrients needed in preparation for the colder months ahead. Our favorite fall plant health care application to recommend and perform is Deep Root Fertilization. Check out our top 4 reasons why below!