Tree Diseases, Pests & Treatments in Southern Maryland

Serving St Mary’s County, Charles County, and Calvert County Maryland

Tree and Shrub Care

 Healthy trees and shrubs are a key part of every Southern Maryland landscape. Having a care provider to help you stay ahead of pest issues, disease and making sure proper nutrients are available is important.

 We have partnered with Planet Friendly Pest Control, another Southern Maryland company, to help our Southern Maryland clients have access to the tree and shrub care resources they need. If you think some of your trees and shrubs may be sick you can contact Planet Friendly Pest Control here.

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Here are some resource articles for common tree diseases and pests in Southern Maryland.

Conifer Spider Mites in Southern Maryland

Conifer Spider Mites in Southern Maryland

Conifer spider mites are insects that eat the chlorophyll of your plant's leaves, creating yellowing, brown spots, and eventually dead leaves. With a size of only 1/60th of an inch in some cases, spider mites can be very hard to identify. These creatures are common...

Thrips in Southern Maryland

Thrips in Southern Maryland

Thrips can cause damage to indoor and outdoor plants without the right prevent strategy. Here is a guide on how to get rid of Thrips in Southern Maryland. What Is the Threat? Thrips are skinny insects with fringed wings. Fully grown, they only measure up to one...

Sudden Oak Death in Southern Maryland

Sudden Oak Death in Southern Maryland

Sudden Oak Death is a disease spread by plant pathogens that wreak havoc on trees. To learn more about Sudden Oak Death in Southern Maryland, click here. In the United States, sudden oak death has affected over one million trees in the last decade alone. The last...

Japanese Beetle in Southern Maryland

Japanese Beetle in Southern Maryland

What Is the Threat? The Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica Newman) is a widespread pest that's known to destroy different types of plant life around most of the United States. Infestations can occur in the following areas: Turf grasses Landscape plants...

Phytophthora in Southern Maryland

Phytophthora in Southern Maryland

Phytophthora root rot is a common infection found in many different plants. As it spreads resting spores, it may crop up at any time and in any location. If you are an arborist in the Southern Maryland area, you may wish to know about this potential danger to your...

Bagworms in Southern Maryland

Bagworms in Southern Maryland

What Are Bagworms? Bagworms are not only a single species. They comprise the larval stage of over one thousand different moth species. The name bagworm comes from the egg sac they start their life in. The bagworm lifecycle includes a stage where the flightless adult...

Apple Scab in Southern Maryland

Apple Scab in Southern Maryland

What Is the Threat? Apple scab is a fungal disease that affects the leaves, fruit, and twigs of infested trees. Caused by the fungus Venturia inaequalis, it tends to occur in apple trees, though it can also invade pear, crabapple, and hawthorn trees.  When leaves fall...

Aphids in Southern Maryland

Aphids in Southern Maryland

Aphids are one of the most famous plant infestations and exist across the known world. With that in mind, they are also one of the most dangerous, spreading fast across a garden or arboretum. You will want to get rid of them as fast as you find them. If you wish to...