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Tree Problems

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by RedWingsDet, Jun 12, 2004.

  1. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    at my fathers house, we have an umbrella tree that is infected with insects eating it. it is a umbrella tree, it is mature, its been there for about 15-25 years or so. is their anything i can spray that WILL work to get the insects away and get it GREEN instead of BROWN! i will take a pic for you tommarow.
     
  2. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,898

    What the h*ll is an umbrella tree? Got a pic?

    What kind of insects? Are they the cicada's? If so, they are not eating the tree, and the damage they will do will be minimal to a tree that is that age.

    Though I'm sure someone will tell you a "kill all" insecticide, I'm hesitant to until I know more....


    Dan
     
  3. TREEGODFATHER

    TREEGODFATHER LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    Umbrella tree???

    Perhaps a Camperdown Elm?
     
  4. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    i will take a pic tommarow, the insect is called a "Japennsese" something, i cant remember the other word, tis Jappenese something.
     
  5. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,898

    Japanese beetle?

    If so, it's too early for those, at least up there.

    I found one, ONE, on Thursday. About two weeks early around here, but everything has been two weeks early so far...........


    Dan
     
  6. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    well the jap bettle was last years prob, and your right i havent seen em around here yet, so its must be something else tearing the tree apart.
     
  7. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,898

    Get a picture. That's your best hope.


    Dan
     
  8. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,898

    Got a picture yet?
     

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