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Plant Healthcare

Plant Healthcare

We provide both insect & disease control for your trees and shrubs. Certain species of trees and shrubs are more prone to disease(s) and insect(s) than others. Simple, inexpensive steps can be taken to assure longer, healthier life.

Plant Healthcare and Pest Control

At the first signs of noticing a tree or shrub in decline an accredited licensed professional should be called. By decline we mean spots on leaves, excessive leaf or bark loss or perhaps unusually light-colored foliage. It is imperative to act as soon as possible.

It is important that the correct procedures and steps be taken at certain times of the year when the risk of disease and insect damage is most prevalent.

At T&T, we use IPM (Integrated Pest Management) in conjunction with Penn State Co-operative Extension services to help keep us informed about which insects and diseases are most active in our area and the best methods to control them.

In addition to insect and disease control, we also offer liquid fertilization (pressure injected into the soil/root area) to help provide ailing trees and shrubs with the nutrients they need. We can also have your soil tested for pH and nutrient levels, providing a comprehensive regime to Plant Healthcare.

Common Plant and Tree Healthcare Treatments
  • Spring/Fall Fertilization – provides nutrients to trees and shrubs
  • Winterization – preventative care to protect from freezing temperatures (common on Rhododendrons, Azealia)
  • Fungus and Disease – common to Dogwoods, Crab Apple, Flowering Cherry, fruit bearing trees, evergreens, treatments for Black Spot, browning or drooping leaves. Large trees suffer certain diseases (Pin Oaks – bacterial leaf scotch; Elm – Dutch Elm disease, etc.)
  • Growth Inhibitor – limit the growth of a tree or shrub that may grow too large for the space available
Common Insect and Pest Control Treatments
  • Ticks - the area under shrubs is a prime location for ticks - treatments in early Spring in shrub beds will help to reduce the population.
  • Emerald Ash Borer - The non-native beetle was first detected in 2002 in southeastern Michigan and has made its way to the NJ and PA area.  EAB has become one of the most destructive pests in North America, destroying thousands upon thousands of Ash trees. The female bores through the bark and lays its egg underneath. Proper treatment by trunk injection (every 2 years) kills the hatching larvae, that feed on the inside of the tree.
  • Spotted Lanternfly - The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive insect native to parts of Asia. It was first sighted in portions of Warren County NJ early in 2018 and in Berks County PA in 2014. The New Jersey Department of Agriculture issued the notice, click here for more details

  • Japanese Beetles – to all Purple leaf trees and shrubs
  • Boxwood Leafminer
  • Emerald Ash Borers
  • Cankerworms
  • Bagworms
  • Lacebugs
  • Eriophyoid Mites
  • Scale

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We Also Offer:

Tree Services

We offer a variety of tree services, including removal, cabling and bracing, stump grinding and more.


Make Your Yard Beautiful with the planning and planting of trees, shrubs, flowers along with the delivery and installation of mulch, stone, wood chips and sod.

Commercial Snow Removal

The best option for your commercial snow removal needs. Unlike other providers in the area, we are accredited by the ASCA - The Accredited Snow Contractors Association.