Large, unsightly growths on oak trees are oak galls. They appear in spring and vary in color from yellows to brownish-red. The infected tree also manifests branches falling, premature defoliation and renders a scorched appearance. Non-stinging wasps target weak trees, lay their eggs on branches and foliage and inject their hormones into tree tissue to form the galls and protect their larvae. When early treatment is administered the tree will not suffer severe damage; however, the tree will be destroyed as the infestation progresses. Contact an experienced tree company quickly when your oak develops these odd growths, exhibits these symptoms or manifests signs of a sick tree.
Diagnosing Oak Gall
The ISA certified arborist provides a diagnosis report swiftly after completing several investigative steps. The galls and tree symptoms are definitive confirmation of wasp invasion. Tree branches are closely inspected for the insect eggs and tree tissue is tested for hormonal presence. An arborist that treats sick trees determines and administers the specific treatment needed and provides a one year warranty for the treatment. The arbor care professional customizes a continual tree health care plan that ensures your residential outdoor environment and your trees always remain in the best of health and free of tree diseases and insect problems.
Oak Gall Treatment and Solutions
A professional tree removal company must immediately remove and destroy all severely infested trees and ground debris. Galls must be crushed. Pruning by a tree pruning service eliminates galls from branches and halts continued infestation. Bird feeders invite birds that feed upon the wasps. Insecticides are successful when scheduled and administered by a tree doctor. Maintaining the health of your trees is the proactive way to prevent insect infestation. We strongly advise deep root fertilization. A highly-skilled tree expert injects under pressure liquid nutrients the tree needs directly into its root zone. When administered annually, the tree’s immunity is increased by 95%.
Entrust the care of your outdoor habitat and your trees to the best arborist in Fort Worth, Texas. We are devoted to providing you with the finest quality tree health care at the best price. Our experienced, knowledgeable tree care specialists adhere to the tree and plant health care protocols established by the International Society of Arboriculture. Call us at (817) 402-2055 and request your free consultation.