Cape Tree Preservation


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NEW PEST ALERT! Lecanium Scale on Cape Cod

Have you looked at your oaks lately? Notice the twigs near the branch tips. Do they have small, raised hard shells and do the leaves look blackened? If so, you have lecanium scale!

Each insect shell can have 1000 - 5000 eggs that will suck sap from the leaves and branches, severely harming and even killing your oaks.

Lecanium scales on an oak tree.

Lecanium scales on an oak tree.

Luckily, we have a house-made solution consisting of organic oils and soaps. Applications are done in April and August, but we are offering free inspections of your property beginning now. If you would like us to take a look at your oak trees, click the button below to get on our list.

Amy Wild