A well-trained arborist can identify and effectively treat the Insect & Disease problems. There are many conditions caused by insects or Diseases in trees. A Bode Tree Care certified arborist can advise you about prevalent insect infestation and disease infected areas and the effective course of treatment for each.


Insects Management Programs

Tree insect problems


Pine Needle Scale

Mostly found in pine and spruce trees. Mature scales are tiny insects that are covered by a white, oblong, waxy protective covering that is 2.5 to 3 mm in length. Scales overwinter as eggs beneath female scales on the needles. In mid-May crawlers hatch and migrate to new needles on the tree. The crawlers then molt to an immobile nymph stage that feeds on the sap and secretes the scale covering. In the Central Great Plains, scales mature in July and lay eggs for a second generation. In the Northern Great Plains, scales mature and lay eggs in the fall. By August needles become spotted with white elongated scales. Damaged needles are discolored and may fall prematurely. Severely infested trees are less vigorous and occasionally may be killed.


Pine Needle Scale


Photo courtesy of The Nebraska Forest Service –

Nebraska University www.nfs.unl.edu

Eric Bode

Certified Arborist IL-4572A


Bode Tree Care

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