What is a Japanese Beetle?
Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) was first discovered in southern New Jersey in 1916. Since then, Japanese beetles have spread to every state east of the Mississippi River, except Florida. Japanese beetle adults are slightly less than 1∕2 inch long, and are shiny, metallic green with coppery-brown wing covers.
The adult beetles are what we are concerned about in the arboricultural field, as they feed on foliage, and are a major pest of over 350 species of plants. Norway and Japanese maple, birch, crabapple, plum, rose, mountain ash, and linden are commonly attacked.
If you suspect your tree is sick, please call us immediately at (608) 609-8777, even if you not sure. We love talking trees!
Once we receive your call Our Certified Arborists spring into action. Here's what our process looks like:
As with any pest, the best time to start preparing your defenses is before the plant or tree is attacked. We do this by providing a full-spectrum fertilizer and soil builder that's a natural and organic way to build the plant's natural defenses. If our WAA certified arborist does find an active infestation, we would then deploy our effective and therapeutic chemical treatments. After a chemical treatment, we will prescribe our natural immune booster to ensure a speedy recovery of your beloved tree.