Will it Kill My Tree? – Spotted Lanternfly FAQ’s
Our office has been getting lots of questions lately about the Spotted Lanternfly. Many clients want...
Trees are one of your property’s most valuable assets. They provide both beauty and functional value. They can offer shade for areas of recreation, reduce energy costs, and increase the value of your property. To ensure your property’s trees receive the best care, contact the award-winning arborists at Tomlinson Bomberger.
We are dedicated to maintaining and improving the health and safety of trees and shrubs whenever possible. Our tree service focuses on preventing and addressing your tree problems through carefully planned and executed tree maintenance. Whether it be tree spraying, fertilization, or tree pruning by our Certified Arborists, our goal is to preserve and protect your investment in your landscape trees and shrubs. Safety of your property is also of utmost importance. Our team can also remove hazardous trees to safeguard your home and family from any dangers they may possess.
Our team of ISA-certified arborists provide you with the best advice and service for the pruning of trees large and small, as well as shrubs and hedges.
With our tree & shrub care program, our arborists will provide custom care and treatments tailored specifically to your landscape.
Our tree experts will safely and carefully remove your tree, clean up the site when finished, and give you the peace of mind you deserve for your property.
We can grind your stump, remove the debris, and repair the area on your property, leaving virtually no trace of the tree behind.
The Spotted Lanterfly is an invasive insect first detected in 2014 in Berks County, PA.
At Tomlinson Bomberger, we have a team of the region’s most knowledgeable and trained tree care professionals, many of which have been certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). An ISA certification is the industry’s leading recognition, based on grueling examination and continuing education.
Simply put, our professionals know what it takes to care for your trees and keep them beautiful. When one of our tree experts visits your property whether for an initial consultation, to perform a Tree and Shrub Care application, or to perform tree pruning and/or removal, it is the goal of the arborist to educate you about your trees and provide you with as much information as needed to help you make an educated decision for your property.
Not immediately, but the damage caused by spotted lanternfly causes damage that leaves the tree susceptible to other bugs and diseases. To protect your trees from this type of damage, it is best to hire a professional for spotted lanternfly treatments.
For more about this invasive species that’s affecting trees throughout Central PA, see our Spotted Lanternfly FAQ page.
We wish there was an easy answer but the response will vary based on many criteria. Every species of tree grows at different rates and has differing implications for how often it will need pruned. Among shade trees, there are trees that can need trimmed every other year. There are also ones that can go seven years or more between pruning. Evergreen trees most times will need little or very infrequent pruning if planted in the right location.
You may have just invested in having a landscaper install new trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and or groundcover plants in your landscape and would love them to survive. Watering these plantings properly is the most important factor in getting your investment to pay off. Don’t rely on Mother Nature to keep your new plant watered; you will need to supplement rainfall to ensure it starts well.
For more on watering new plants, check out our article: Tips for Watering New Trees, Shrubs, and Plants.
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