.Tree Care & Maintenance

New Plant Inspections
Most plants during the first 1­2 months after planting are susceptible to damage from disease and
insects. This service monitors new or transplanted trees for disease and insect damage,
soil moisture, nutrient deficiencies, and overall plant health.

Integrated Pest Management Program
A proactive approach to plant care and pest suppression. The program will include the following:

Professional Monitoring ­ Inspection of specified plants by a certified arborist on each
property. Using a variety of techniques, the arborist will detect and prevent serious plant health problems.

Safe Treatments ­ Once a potential problem has been identified, the most effective and safe solution is specifically tailored to arrest its development. IPM uses only ecologically sound, biodegradable materials and targets only affected plants.

Treatments should be timed to start in the early spring to help control foliar fungal diseases.
This is a great program for people with fruit trees.

Fertilization
Deep root fertilization to deliver nutrients into the critical root zone of the tree will help improve
overall plant health and vigor and enhance growth. Spring and fall treatments are most beneficial.

Disease and insect suppression
On demand treatment for the suppression of various diseases and insect outbreaks. Typical
disease include, phytophthora root rot and fungal leaf diseases, such as scab and anthracnose.
Insect treatments such as aphids, caterpillars, borers, mites, and scales are included.

Young Tree Structure Pruning
Early pruning of young trees can go a long way to help promote proper structure which will
enhance the trees longevity, as well as avoiding costly maintenance pruning later in the their
lifespan. Selectively pruning competing branches and stems will ensure a strong framework for
future growth. Typically structure pruning happens every 1­2 years for the trees first 5­7 years of
growth.

Fruit Tree Pruning
With the popularity of urban orchards, proper pruning is vital for creating the best possible crop
for our backyard fruit growers. Training a strong scaffold branching system which will support
new fruit and then maintaining that branch system are all key components to fruit tree pruning.
Typically, pruning happens every year in the fall, after harvest.

Tree Risk Assessment
Determine the level of risk for a given tree as guided by the International Association of
Arboriculture standards and receive a written resport by a Board Certified Arborist.