Tree Fertilization and Pest Management

Despite the arid environment of southwestern Utah, the area is home to many wonderful tree species that thrive in the heat of summer. Some of these include apricot and peach trees, pistachio and apple trees, and large shade trees like the London sycamore and the Texas umbrella. Every tree needs care and attention to grow to its fullest, and BA Robinson Tree Service is here to help make it happen.

Support the Growth of Your Trees

Fertilization is an important part of any botanical project. Trees in particular require a lot of space and a lot of nutrients to strengthen their roots and trunks and anchor them in the soil. Just like people, trees need proper nourishment, and the best time to begin a healthy fertilization regimen is when the tree is young. But we also care for trees that have begun to decline, and our experts can recommend steps to help them revive. If you notice that your tree’s leaves have begun to lose their bright green color and wither, it may be due to a lack of healthy nutrients.

BA Robinson Tree Service specializes in applying the right fertilizers for each species of tree to help them reach their maximum potential.

Destructive Pests for Trees in Southern Utah

Even if trees seem to have the resources necessary for growth, trees can wither and die because of something else taking their nutrients. Pest management for trees can be a tricky business if you don’t know what to look for, especially if the problem pest has made a home beneath the trunk. If you find any of these pests inhabiting your trees, give us a call right away.


Everyone knows how destructive this tiny green menace can be (although they can be red, brown, or black). Aphids typically target fruit trees, but any tree is vulnerable to habitation. They suck the nutrients right out of fruits and leaves, leaving behind black sooty mold that can cause further damage to future fruit production. Ladybugs and syrphid flies are natural enemies to aphids, but when aphid numbers get too high, even their predators will be unable to reduce their numbers.

Flathead Borer Beetles

In the larval stage, flathead borer beetles look like one-inch-long pale caterpillars with black heads. When they mature, these green or black beetles come to resemble their namesake, with a flat segment behind their heads. They may be difficult to discover at first, as these insects burrow beneath the trunk of trees and sustain themselves on the sap produced within. If the branches of your trees withdraw from continued growth or even die, there’s probably something on the inside causing the harm.

Pear Psylla

Southwestern Utah is known to be the perfect climate for wonderful pear trees, and this species of insect knows that quite well. These cicada-like flying insects lay their eggs on pear leaves at the beginning of the year. As the larvae mature, they start to suck on the fruit, producing mold that can kill present and future fruit growth. With enough time, a heavy infestation can even kill the tree. Shake your tree in the early spring and see if pear psylla bugs fall out. If they do, call us right away to get rid of the eggs and larvae fast.

Protect Your Growing Trees with Good Fertilization and Pest Management

BA Robinson Tree Service in St. George has your back when your trees need fertilization. With our assistance, even the pests native to the region will have no chance to stop the development of your precious trees. Give us a call today to schedule an inspection of your trees, and we can get started with fertilization and pest management right away.