Ornamental Tree and Shrub Issues

Ornamental trees and shrubs can enhance the beauty and appeal of any landscape. They add year-round charm and aesthetic value to your outdoor space. However, as living beings, they are susceptible to a range of problems that can affect their health and appearance. In this blog, we’ll explore some of the most common issues that ornamental trees and shrubs face and how Natural Tree and Lawn Care can assist you in overcoming them.

Insect Infestations

Insects can cause significant damage to ornamental trees and shrubs. Common pests include chewing insects, aphids, spider mites, borers, and scale insects. These pests can cause leaves to turn yellow or brown, create sooty mold, make holes in leaves, stunt growth, and even kill the plant if severe enough.


Disease is another common problem that can affect ornamental trees and shrubs. Diseases need moisture to infect.  With the wet summer, we have had, even plants that don’t regularly have disease issues may develop infections.  Common diseases include powdery mildew, leaf spots, anthracnose, apple scab, and root rot. Symptoms can include spotting, blotches, discoloration, wilting, and defoliation.

Environmental Stress

Environmental stress can also cause problems for ornamental trees and shrubs. Drought, extreme temperatures, and poor soil conditions can all impact the health of your plants. Symptoms can include wilting, yellowing leaves, and stunted growth.

At Natural Tree and Lawn Care, we offer a range of services to help address these common ornamental tree and shrub issues. Our trained technicians can identify the specific problem affecting your plants and develop a customized treatment plan. We use eco-friendly products and techniques to promote plant health and reduce the risk of future problems.

We also offer plant health care services to help prevent problems before they occur. Our services include various insect and disease treatments, deep root fertilization, animal repellant, anti-transpirant applications, and pruning to ensure your ornamental trees and shrubs stay healthy and vibrant year-round.

Don’t let common tree and shrub issues take away from the beauty of your landscape. Contact Natural Tree and Lawn Care today to learn more about our services and how we can help you maintain a healthy and vibrant outdoor space. For additional reading, check out our other blog articles!

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