The climber uses rope and saddle to safely maneuver around a California
sycamore during a pruning operation.
wax scale, Cerococcus quercus, is a sucking insect. This colony was found
on a mesa or Engelman oak, Quercus engelmannii. Its primary hosts are scrub
oaks (Q. dumosa & Q. berberidifolia). They are about 4 to 4.5 mm in diameter.
A scale may be commonly found with a small circular hole in the outer shell indicating
it has been parasilized (where a predatory insect has used the scale in its own
reproductive cycle). The scale has a minimal affect on its host. Spraying is not
recommended as it upsets the natural balance, killing the predator as well as
removal being performed by a Homestead Tree Service climber. Serving San Diego,
Chula Vista, La Mesa, El Cajon, Lakeside, Ramona, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe &
Home Owners Associations
at a jobsite in San Diego performing tree removal.
root fungus, Armallaria mellea. Not what you want to see popping around
your trees. This fungus kills many other trees beside oaks.
Homestead Tree Service crew posing in the large crotch of the historic Poway
sycamore, Plantanus racemosa, after spending all day pruning &
restoring it. This was a co-champion big tree.
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