In order for trees to live long and stay lush, it is important that their health be maintained through proactive care. This can include disease/pest treatment and prevention, as well as fertilization. We are experts on the health of trees and would be happy to do an analysis of your trees in order to determine the best course of action for maintaining their health and longevity.
A surprisingly common issue, tree disease often goes ignored or unnoticed. Common tree diseases in this part of the country include Anthracnose, Chlorosis, Dutch Elm Disease, and Cytospora Cankers. In order to fight diseases such as these we employ both curative and preventative measures. Some of our curative methods include growth regulator treatments, injections, gall treatments, and deep root fertilizations. Common signs of disease include discolored leaves, odd bumbs, irregularly sized leaves, chipping bark, mushroom/fungal growth, branch dieback, and cankers. If you notice any of these signs of trouble such as these, please reach out to us so that we may help you diagnose your tree.
Another common issue that plagues trees is insect pests. These tiny animals also go unnoticed far too often and end up wreaking havoc on trees. Common signs of insect pests include holes in the tree, ragged/chewed up leaves, silky webs in the branches, and leaf curling/dieback. Common pest insects include aphids, cankerworms, Japanese beetles, tent caterpillars, whitefly’s, bagworms, and borers. We can prevent and eliminate the presence of these pests through a combination of insecticides, soap treatments, oil treatments, injections, and traps.
Another important aspect of tree health is fertilization. Trees that are regularly fed through the first couple years of their lives have been shown to live longer, be more resistant to disease, and tend to grow larger and fuller. Common fertilizing agents include potassium, iron, nitrogen, phosphorous, magnesium, and sulfur. These nutrients are best applied to feeder roots through deep root fertilization. We recommend that fertilization take place before signs of nutrient deficiency – such as stunted growth and leaf discoloration – begin to occur. Along with providing the nutrients that are necessary for trees to thrive, regular fertilization can increase root growth and prevent disease and insect infestations.
We believe in a holistic approach to tree healthcare, which is why we focus on all aspects of the health of the tree. We also pride ourselves on being environmentally sensitive and only using chemicals when necessary.
Again, if you notice issues with your tree that you would like diagnosed, or if you are interested in our fertilization services, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from you.