Once again, extended wet weather in our area (we’re on track for record rainfall for the month of March), is setting us up for the potential for serious plant fungus infections and damage. As it continues to rain, pathogens awakened by moisture and rising temperatures, are then splashed or blown onto tender, emerging leaves or blossoms where the damage then begins. Ideally, we would like to have fungicide in place on all your fungus-prone trees and plants before any significant spring rainfall begins, but this is rarely a possibility.
Please know we do all we can to deliver on our goal of treating every 21 to 28 days during the wet spring months but, this year the extended wet and windy weather will likely take its toll. On the bright side, by comparison, many disease prone trees (especially dogwoods) that are not treated, will lose most of their leaves. The benefits of spring treatments, even in less than ideal conditions, remain worthwhile for your fungus prone landscape plantings.
Please let us know if you have questions or would like to discuss adding or adjusting treatments to your schedule.
Waiting for sunshine…
Evan Ogden, Tree and shrub team leader
360 250 6346
360 491 7711