Keeping plants healthy involves careful attention to their environment. Fertilization, proper pruning, and monitoring for insect and disease problems are key practices. Our most valuable landscape and ornamental plants require regular care in order to prevent threats such as insects and diseases from causing irreparable damage.
Our plant health services include:
- Insect Control – Foreign invaders such as the Gypsy Moth, Winter Moth, or the Emerald Ash Borer could have a devastating effect on your trees if not caught in time. We can monitor your trees and landscape and ensure that the beneficial treatments are applied in order to control these pests and protect your trees and shrubs.
- Trunk & Soil Systemic Injections – Trunk injection is a way to treat many different insect and disease problems, as well as nutrient deficiencies, in an efficient and environmentally friendly way. Direct trunk injection is also an alternative way to deliver insecticides, fungicides, and nutrients into plants.
- Root Collar Correction – Many plants and trees are planted incorrectly or in improper soil, which can result in poor growth or even death of the plant. Using our proprietary technique, our ISA Certified Arborists will evaluate the plant and determine the optimal approach for treating any root issues.
- Soil Aeration – Also known as air tilling, we use specialized equipment to cut through the soil and inspect roots for defects without damaging the existing root system. This allows us to safely deliver organic matter and fertilizer directly to the roots.
- Winter Burn Protection – Winter burn injury is leaf damage caused by cold winter winds that dry out the leaves of evergreens and other plants that hold their leaves all year. Our experienced plant health professionals can apply an anti-dessicant at the proper time of the year that will create a barrier over the pores in the leaves, allowing the plant to breath while reducing water loss throughout the winter.
Commonly Asked Questions
A. Trees often require fertilization at some point in their life span. Remember, the natural environment for most trees is the forest. There nutrients are continually recycled as leaves, other plants, and even animal material fall and decompose on the forest floor. When trees are brought into a landscape environment, this part of the ecosystem is usually disrupted. Fertilization helps alleviate that deficit.
A. Arborists have a number of tools at their disposal, but the best tool is the arborist’s knowledge of local soil and environmental conditions. They may be able to make a fertilization recommendation simply by examining your tree and yard. This saves you time and money.
On other occasions the problem may be more complex and the arborist will recommend a soil and/or foliar analysis to determine the problem. Your arborist will be able to make recommendations based on soil test results and their knowledge of your landscape.