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Journey Through Septic Maintenance and Repair


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Journey Through Septic Maintenance and Repair

Hello! I'm Alfred Alena. While living on a farm, we had to get our water from the well and process waste with a septic system. In the early years, that septic system caused us a boatload of trouble. The cause was a combination of user error and undeveloped parts. As we started to learn how to treat the septic system right, it clogged less often and ran much better. We also upgraded our septic parts to bring it into the modern era. The combination gave us a septic system that worked just as good as the sewers. I feel that sharing this information with the world will help people struggling with septic systems. I hope that my readers can use the information I share to end their struggles with septic cleaning and maintenance. I will also share information about hiring professionals to get the job done. Welcome!

Have Your Trees Had Their Shots Lately?

To answer your question, tree injections are real and they can help keep your trees in lush leafy splendor for years to come. There are a lot of natural fungi and pests that can cause serious damage to your trees, and tree injections offer a real solution.

Take a look at what a simple tree injection can do for your budding beauties:

Fungi

There are many types of wood rot fungi that are capable of rotting a trees internal structure, beginning in the middle of branches and working outward. Some types are more aggressive than others, and many types spread from tree to tree fairly easily. Often this type of decay isn't visible until the tree is severely damaged. Most wood rot fungi are divided into three groups: white rot, brown rot, and soft rot. 

  • White rot can cause the tree to feel spongy, moist, and soft. The wood may look white or yellow.
  • Brown rot can leave wood dry and fragile, causing it to crumble easily and often crumble in cubes. 
  • Soft rot is caused by bacteria and fungi and usually don't grow as quickly as brown or white rot. 

However, slow or fast spreading; all types of rot should be treated as quickly as possible to ensure the health of your trees.

Pests

There are a wide variety of pests that can cause damage or actually kill your trees. Some examples are:

  • Aphids - An aphid here or there won't cause serious damage to your trees, but in large numbers they suck the sap out of leaves. This can cause the leaves, twigs, and branches to die. 
  • Emerald Ash Borers- The larva of this insect bores into and under the bark of trees, disrupting the flow of nutrients and water in the tree. This ultimately causes tree death. 
  • Elm Leaf Beetles- These beetles feed on elm leaves, which can cause branches to die and leave the tree weak. A weak tree is open to infection or damage from natural forces such as wind. 
  • Lace Bugs- These tiny bugs may sound kind of cute but they will suck the sap from the leaves of your trees, leaving branches barren and discolored. If a severe infestation is present, tree death can occur. 
  • Web-worms- These fuzzy little caterpillars are the culprits who build those massive mazes of webs in your trees each year. While they rarely kill trees, they can make your property look like a Halloween project gone awry.  

Tree injections not only protect your trees from insects and rot, but they also provide nutrients and can regulate tree growth. Call a tree injection specialist today and your trees will be healthy for many years to come.