What's New For 2022?
The most common reason tree owners call us is concern that something is wrong with their tree. Well, that’s really the motivation to call us in the first place. We hear it all the time: “What is that bug?” “ “Why are there holes in my ash tree?” “I love my sweetgum, but I hate the gumballs.” “My tree looks sick.” “The bark on my tree is coming off.” Other issues may be that some of the leaves are discolored, a branch has died, or perhaps the entire tree has been dropping leaves when it is “not supposed to”. Sometimes the cause of concern is a minor problem that is easily explained and corrected. Other times the problem is more complex—with several underlying causes and a remedy that requires treatments extending over several years. Unfortunately, there are instances in which the problem has gone undetected for so long that the tree cannot be helped, and the only option is removal. If an arborist had been called earlier, perhaps the tree could have been saved. That is why we have put great attention into developing and introducing new services in 2022 to assist with your tree care needs.
Updated list of new tree care services that we will now offer:
- PLANT HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS - Fertilizing programs, fungicide applications (blights, anthracnose, rust, etc), insecticide treatments (borers, beetles, bagworms, aphids, mites, etc), dormant oil spraying, and growth regulators to help our trees and shrubs reach their full potential within the challenges faced in the urban environment.
- VERTICAL MULCHING - Vertical mulching is a technique used to assist in alleviating soil compaction within critical root zones of trees. It reduces damage from excessive water by allowing necessary aeration during wet periods and sub-soil water penetration during dry periods. The technique also aids greatly in promoting the formation of fine feeder roots by adding organic compost to the soil profile.
- AIR SPADING & ROOT FLARE EXCAVATION - Safely remove soil from the base of a tree or around its roots, without significant damage. This tool uses high pressure air through a hose to blow the soil away from a trunk or roots, which provides the opportunity to examine the condition of roots, root flare, or the trunk. Exposing the root flare can provide our consulting arborist with valuable information regarding the general health or structural integrity of your tree.
- VISUAL, BASIC AND ADVANCED TREE RISK ASSESSMENT -
Tree risk assessment provides our clients with the information that they need to help understand tree risk as well as mitigation options from potential weaknesses before they become major problems. There are 3 different levels of assessments that we can provide. Visual, Basic and Advanced.
Trees and shrubs represent a considerable long-term investment in your landscape. With proper care, these plants can provide beautiful surroundings, cooling shade, and many other benefits for decades. We have the experience and training to detect many potential tree and shrub problems before they become life threatening or hazardous. In addition, arborists can make tree and shrub recommendations, such as species selection and placement, to keep many problems from occurring in the first place. We can also consult with other landscape services you may use, lawn care for example, to ensure that the treatments are coordinated and will not be harmful to your trees and shrubs. Remember, the potential size and longevity of trees and shrubs warrants their special attention in your landscape. Bedding plants can be replaced in a few short weeks and a lawn in a single growing season, but it can take a lifetime or more to replace a mature tree.