Trees play a very important role in our lives. Apart from providing you with shade from the hot sun they, also prevent erosion and enrich the soil. There is nothing that is statelier than the beauty of a mature tree that has been strategically positioned in a yard. This will make your property look more graceful and pricey.
There are many different species of trees that and each of them thrives best under certain conditions and environments. Such conditions include climate change and also the type of soil in which they are planted. It is important to also note that some species are more susceptible to infestation of pests and attack by certain diseases than others. Proper planning is very essential for planting trees. This will save you from undesirable results and loss of time and money.
Here are some ideas you could use when shopping for a tree for your garden, especially in the twin cities.
1. Dogwood tree.
The bright red fruits and the flowering bracts of this tree will bring an elegant appearance to your garden. It flowers a profusion of red and pink blossoms during the winter season. When summer kicks in the tree feature a lush canopy of foliage. It’s an evergreen tree and is very suitable for your moist and fertile garden.
Even the smallest have brought down the might- good site conditions and using adequate fertilizers will not protect your dogwood tree from being infested by insects and bacterial diseases. Dogwood anthracnose is the most common disease that attacks this plant. Among the early signs of this disease is the blighting of leaves. This goes on to further canker the small branches and twigs. If you notice that your dogwood tree begins to show purple margins around the edges of the leaves call us. We will use the best natural suppressible treatment methods to cure it and also provide it with the most effective pest suppression materials.
2. The Tulip tree
This tree will not only provide sufficient shade for you during hot days, it is also very ornamental. It bursts with brilliant flowers during springtime. The tulip tree is growing very fast (about two feet every year) and would be suitable for your yard if you won’t mind its height. Many experts have recommended this tree for its great resistance to pest infestations.
Tulip tree is, however, susceptible to attack by diseases just like all living beings. The most common one is the verticillium wilt disease. This is caused by fungi that are usually borne in common soil. The high effects of drought on tulip trees make it more vulnerable to attack by this disease. Once the fungi have damaged one part of the roots, the side of the tree that is served by those roots dies. It is very difficult to notice the damage early since the infection mostly affects the roots below ground. The tree can end up with an irreparable damage if this disease is not treated early. Call us once you notice that there are some wilted branches on your tulip tree. We will accurately diagnose the tree
3. Green Giant' Arborvitae.
If you hold your privacy at heart, a Green giant Arborvitae tree will be very handy for your backyard. This tree is very common here in the twin cities due to its beautiful conical shape and its ability to grow fast. Many people also prefer using this tree for housing subdivisions as a hedge. It is an exceptional hardwood tree and can tolerate most types of soils.
This tree is a better alternative to hemlocks and pines because it is always less prone to attack by pests and is more resistant to the effects of drought. However, there are still some few pests that might bring down your tree. Bagworms can attack your Green giant Arborvitae tree on a few occasions. These pests eat up the foliage of the leaves and if not treated early, this will contribute to the death of the whole tree. Though it is very rare for bagworms to attack this tree call us once you notice that there are some white and silky bags on your tree. The tree will not just be treated professionally it will also be sprayed with pesticides that will prevent this attack from happening again.
4. Weeping cherry
You can’t complete the list of the most elegant trees for your yard without mentioning the weeping cherry. This tree will highlight any backyards with its pink blossoms and its graceful height of about 20 to 30 feet. You won’t have to worry about its size because it spreads only to a maximum of 25 feet.
The weeping cherry has continually proven to be more resistant to diseases than other types of cherry trees. In spite of this, there are still some pests and diseases that usually infest it. Some of these diseases include gray mold, twig cankers, plum pockets and X disease. Insects such as leafhopper usually spread the X disease to the rest of the tree. X disease can be easily identified by the change in leaf colors. To get the best tree treatment for your weeping cherry call Tree Service Minneapolis.
5. Red Oak.
This tree is best for people that desire to combine beauty with magnificence for their property. Red Oak spreads to about 50 feet, making most suitable for those with large backyards. It also grows very fast reaching to a height of about 60 to 75 feet when mature. Many homeowners prefer this tree for its rounded canopy that provides sufficient shade from sunlight. It has a deep root system that helps it thrive even on sidewalks and urban streets.
The red oak is however prone to many foliage diseases such as the oak leaf blister. This disease affects the leaves, making them too twist into discrete round shapes. The growth of the disease to other parts mostly occurs during a wet and humid weather in the spring season. Cleaning up you’re your garden and disposing away of the fallen leaves will help to control this disease. Scientific research has shown that there are numerous plant diseases pests that can infest an oak tree.
You can always count on us for the best tree treatment in Minneapolis. Call us today and you won’t regret it.