When damaging insects or tree diseases are identified, organic and reduced-risk products are available to provide control. Products including traditional organic materials like horticultural oil, insecticidal soap and pyrethrum as well as novel new products derived from plants and microorganisms are proven effective in managing a variety of tree health problems. The introduction of biological predators like ladybirds and predatory mites is another method we use to naturally suppress harmful pests. Skilled arborists consult and work with you to ensure you’re comfortable with any products used on your plants.
Tree nutrition and fertilization
Trees require nutrients to live and thrive. When one or more of these nutrients are deficient in the soil, the tree will not reach its full landscape potential, and will be more susceptible to disease and insect problems.
Spraying for insect and disease both contact and preventative.
Before spraying, our experienced arborists monitor for the pests that may be present at various times during the season. Also, by knowing the insect and disease life cycles, we can time our applications for optimum control.
Soil and Trunk injections
Soil and trunk injections provide an environmentally friendly method for treating pests. The plant protectants are contained within the tree or restricted to a small amount of treated soil at the base of the plant. This provides both adequate protection for the tree, as well as minimizing exposure to birds, wildlife and people.
In most cases sick and declining trees can be restored to good health by improving the soil in which they live. This helps contain and slow the decay and other diseases, and improve their overall health and longevity.
A soil test is a process by which elements (phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, sulfur, manganese, copper and zinc) are chemically removed from the soil and measured for their ‘plant available’ content within the sample. The quantity of available nutrients in the sample determines the amount of fertilizer that is recommended. A soil test also measures soil pH, humic matter and exchangeable acidity. These analyses indicate whether lime is needed and, if so, how much to apply.
It is aimed at improving the soil performance, by making it an ideal medium for the landscape trees and shrubs, by adding organic matter if needed, removing compaction, and enhancing the soil biology.
Plant Growth Regulator
Plant hormones control almost all aspect of the plant growth and development. By applying those type of hormones in very low dosage will allow us to control the speed of growth to reduce the frequency of pruning, to control flowing, and to help the plant to fight disease and insects.