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Austin Sucker Management Specialists

Have you seen honeydew or sooty mold on your tree limbs? Have the leaves on your tree began to curl up inexplicably? If so, your tree may be affected by pests known as suckers. Suckers feed on the nutrients of trees and nest on the bark, causing trees a great deal of stress and harm. The damage caused by suckers can compromise tree health, especially when the infestation is combined with the air pollution and unhealthy soil that trees sometimes face in cities. If you suspect your trees may be affected by suckers, be sure to call Hamlin Tree Care, Inc at (512) 484-0252 right away. Our experienced team of Austin tree sucker management specialists can assess the health of your tree and remove suckers without causing any damage in the process.

Do I Need a Tree Care Specialist?

Hiring a certified tree care specialist is important for several reasons. Pest management, tree pruning, and tree removal can be dangerous endeavors to try to do on your own. The specialists at Hamlin Tree Care, Inc are certified arborists with years of expertise in treating damaged trees. Additionally, our team has extensive knowledge of the trees, insects, and soil specific to the Austin area. Our knowledge and experience allow us to remove pests and prune trees while causing as little stress to your tree as possible. Without this knowledge, it is easy to over-prune or use chemicals that end up doing more harm than good for trees in the long run. Safety and experience aside, our service is here so that pests can be eliminated without interrupting your schedule. No need to waste a weekend in the front yard; Hamlin Tree Care, Inc has you covered.

Why Choose Us?

Hamlin Tree Care, Inc is Austin’s number one tree care service for a reason. We have multiple specialists certified by the International Society of Arboriculture, the highest industry standard. Because we are certified by the ISA, our team continually stays up to date on new field practices and stands by a code of ethics to ensure customer satisfaction.

For your protection and ours, we are fully bonded and insured. It is never a good idea to hire uninsured contractors for tree care projects. It can put you at great financial risk because you may be held liable for any injuries these workers sustain on your property.

Aside from insect management, we perform a wide array of tree care services. This includes tree pruning, removal, installation, and inspection. We can also repair trees after storm damage and perform risk assessments. These services are available for both commercial and residential properties.

What are Suckers?

Suckers are small tree pests that can be found in Austin in two main varieties. The first is known as an aphid, a category that the common ant falls into. Aphids are small, pear-shaped insects that are usually either green or brown. They lay eggs on branches and cause a sooty mold to form on the bark. These insects most commonly infest Hackberry, Pecan, and Elm trees, but they can be found on other tree species as well.

The second type of sucker is called scales. They come in soft and hardshell varieties. These shelled suckers reproduce rapidly and can be difficult to control. Most commonly, they feed on Elm, Magnolia, and Crepe Myrtles.

These insects suck tree sap out of the bark, draining trees of their nutrients. This can cause serious tree damage in a short amount of time. If you think suckers have infested your trees, be sure to contact Hamlin Tree Care, Inc immediately so that we can assess the status of your trees and prevent further damage.

Contact Us

The team of certified tree specialists at Hamlin Tree Care, Inc has the knowledge and experience to remove sucker infestation as quickly as possible. In accordance with our customer service, we pledge to leave no trace of our work while addressing the problems on your property. Our team takes steps to ensure that our heavy machinery does not damage your soil or landscaping. Besides the trees, no one will know we’ve been around.

If your trees are showing signs of a sucker infestation, call the Austin tree pest and disease management pros at Hamlin Tree Care, Inc as soon as you can to have the problem addressed. Contact us at (512) 484-0252 today so we can revive the affected trees on your property. The sooner we get started, the more we can do to protect your trees and prevent further harm to them.

Have a question? Give us a call at (512) 484-0252!