Too often trees are lost prematurely, due to insect and disease infestation, environmental stress from drought and low soil fertility, structural failure, and the unwarranted fears of property owners and managers. While we do support and provide tree removal services as a necessary landscape management tool, we strive to educate our clients about tree stabilization techniques, providing options for those that “prefer to preserve.”
Our practice centers on two aspects of the growing tree: tree health and tree structure.
Tree health issues are associated with the ability of the circulatory system to absorb water and nutrients, and to produce a full foliar canopy. Our Plant Health Care specialists focus on this aspect of tree care, offering a wide range of horticultural services to improve growing conditions for your trees and shrubs, including:
- soil testing and remediation
- prescription fertilization
- insect and disease management
- anti-desiccant applications for broadleaf evergreens
Tree structure refers to the woody framework of the plant, including roots, trunk, and branches. Trees can be massive, and in some cases, their size and spread can overwhelm buildings, gardens and outdoor living spaces. As trees age, they tend to accumulate cracks, splits, cavities, and associated decay. It is common for trees with severe structural defects to produce a full foliar canopy. Appearing “healthy” to the casual observer, these structural defects can increase the risk of structural failure, causing damage to the plant and adjacent property. We address structural issues with:
- targeted tree pruning – to manage size, shade, and improve structural stability
- structural tree bracing – for supplemental support of structural defects
- tree removal – when preservation is impractical
Contact our office today to set up a consultation with one of our certified arborists, and find out what your options are.