The key to avoiding disease is maintaining healthy trees!

At Dittmer Tree Service, we have a passion for keeping trees alive. Most of our clients are in the Quad Cities Area have old trees which require more care. When we come out to look at your trees, we’ll treat them as if we depend upon them for shade and tranquility at our own house.

For nearly all of the following diseases it’s possible to prevent disease through diligent care of your trees. Remember that trees evolved for millions of years in forest conditions. Your yard probably lacks the deep mulch, established soils, and unaltered drainage that most trees require for optimum health. We can help keep your trees healthy and avoid the sad and expensive prospect of tree removal!

Below are just a few of the diseases that attack trees here in the QCA. Call us right away if you suspect that your tree is stressed, sick or dying. Look for the warning signs: Loss or discoloration of foliage, crown dieback, mushrooms sprouting from base, dripping from the leaves, or anything else unusual.

  • Emerald Ash Borer's Disease

  • Bark Beetles

  • Oak Wilt

  • Burr Oak Blight

  • Hypoxylon Cankers

  • Wood Decaying Fungus

  • Dutch Elm Disease

  • Bacterial Wetwood

  • Micronutrient deficiency