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March 2nd, 2020

It is hard to believe but the spring season is just around the corner. Before long trees will be ready to put on this year’s foliage for us to enjoy. With this in mind, now is the time to be thinking about your Ash and Oak trees.

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Ash Tree

Do you have one of these great shade trees on your property? Have you been told that your only option is to remove it? Wait! Thankfully there are treatment options to protect your trees.

Emerald Ash Borer, or EAB, are a deadly insect that can kill your ash tree in a short time. They bore into the tree and lay their eggs. The larvae hatch and feed upon the vascular tissue of the tree. What makes them so deadly is the way they feed. Their patterning is all over, covering a large section of tissue from just one feeder. Unfortunately, waiting until half the tree canopy is gone is usually a sign the tree is too far gone. We recommend having all ash trees that clients want to keep be evaluated for treatment, regardless of how healthy they may be.   We offer a treatment program that gives one year of protection. It is non-invasive to the tree, helping to eliminate secondary issues.

Oak Tree

Oak issues are another rising problem. You may or may not have heard the terms Oak Wilt or Oak Decline. These are the diseases that are affecting our beautiful oaks. They have the potential to move rapidly and kill the trees. Neighboring, healthy trees can be infected from the diseased trees. Root zone overlap and host carriers are the causes. We recommend treating all in-need oaks you are wanting to keep.

We offer a treatment program that gives two years of protection. It is non-invasive to the tree, helping to eliminate secondary issues.

Please give Arbor Aquatic Pros a call today to get a free estimate on having your oak and ash trees treated this spring. And remember, we also treat all other trees and shrubs in your landscape!

One last thing. We have people ask all the time about treatment vs. removal. Only you, the client, can answer that but here are some points to consider. What is the aesthetic value of the tree to your property, what is the sentimental value of the tree, how does it add to your home’s value? Big, mature healthy trees also contribute wind and sun protection. I have had many people lament the loss of a big shade tree after they could no longer enjoy the patio in the summer or when their cooling costs went up. From a financial point of view, let me offer the following one example. We bid a large oak for treatment that the client was weighing the removal vs. treatment cost. Our bid would allow him to treat that tree for 30 years before he reached the cost of removal alone! Definitely food for thought.


July 1st, 2019

Japanese Beetles have returned!

Japanese Beetles have returned to central Missouri. Give us a call today before they destroy your trees, flowers and other landscaping.

Call: (573) 303-6174


August 24th, 2019

How do your Oak trees look? Oak Decline and Oak Wilt are common diseases in Central Missouri this time of year.

The combination of the weather, disease, insects and soil condition can all work together to weaken and eventually kill Oak Trees.

  • Oak Decline started primarily in the Ozarks but has gained momentum and spread across the state. With a prevention plan, this disorder can be halted and tree health returned if caught in time.
  • Oak Wilt is a fatal fungal disease in Red Oaks and a semi-fatal disease to White Oaks. Symptoms include wilting, leaf discoloration (bronzing and reddening of the tips), defoliation all occurring within a short time period. the disease spreads by insects, wind and storms spreading the pathogen or root contact with diseased tree. Preventative treatments works well if caught before the canopy is showing heavy damage.

Call: (573) 303-6174

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