Charlotte, North Carolina faces constant, costly, ongoing tree damage caused by cankerworms and other pests each spring. City officials estimate that over 73,000 acres, or 40% of our city, was infested last year. Thankfully there is an inexpensive, efficient solution that can be implemented fast—tree banding.
What is Tree Banding?
Tree banding involves a sticky, long-lasting, non-toxic band that is wrapped around your trees. This efficient process prevents cankerworms and other pests from climbing to tree canopies where they lay eggs and spread the infestation.
This system is effective because the female moth, which has no wings, must climb the tree in the fall to lay her eggs. In the spring, those eggs turn into cankerworms which feed on and destroy trees. Tree banding stops the problem at its root by preventing the female from ever laying her eggs. Without tree banding, many trees will die.
Thankfully, Charlotte has a team of dedicated, experienced professionals who have been getting rid of cankerworms since the beginning. Vision Green Landscape is a crew of passionate, knowledgeable professionals who want to help you create the dream yard you’ve always wanted. The sooner you call Vision Green, the faster we can stop cankerworms from wreaking havoc on your landscape.
Is Tree Banding Affordable?
Yes! Tree banding is incredibly affordable. Not only is it an investment toward a beautiful, verdant landscape, but it will prevent costly fees for removing dead trees from your lawn. Vision Green offers some of the most competitive prices in Charlotte.
2018 Tree Banding Pricing:
Small: 6″-36″= $22.50
Medium: 37″-72″= $43.50
Large: 73″-120″= $72.00
Extra Large: 120″+ = $72.00+ $7.00 per additional foot.
Why is Tree Banding so Important?
For over 20 years, Charlotte’s cankerworm problem has grown faster than homeowners could keep up. Despite multiple aerial sprayings over the last two decades, the infestation only spread. Charlotte found a better alternative in tree banding, and in 1990 they started a program on street trees and encouraged owners to follow suit.
Tree banding should be done promptly in the fall to prevent eggs from ever being laid. Preventative tree banding is crucial because if you’ve spotted a problem, it’s often too late to act. Once a cankerworm infestation occurs, they will weaken a tree to the point where other stressors, such as age, drought, or other insects and disease will outright kill them. Repeated defoliation will cause trees to wither and die off.
Contact Vision Green Landscaping now to schedule a tree banding consultation and learn about the great landscaping services we provide for Charlotte. We guarantee that you will be satisfied with the level of care we provide.