Dutch elm disease is a major killer of elms in our area. We highly recommend prevention treatment for this disease. Prevention injections typically last three years and are over 90% effective. Once a tree contracts dutch elm disease the treatment protocol is very invasive and only 10-20% effective.
Are your maples losing their leaves in the middle of the canopy? That is typically a sucking insect called gloomy scale. Gloomy Scale is easily treatable but if left untreated will often kill the tree.
Proper pruning is essential in developing a tree with a strong structure and desirable form. Trees that receive the appropriate pruning measures while they are young will require little corrective pruning when they mature. A good structure of primary scaffold branches should be established while the tree is young. The scaffold branches provide the framework […]
For most young trees, maintain a single dominant leader growing upward. Do not prune back the tip of this leader. Do not allow secondary branches to outgrow the leader. Sometimes a tree will develop double leaders of the same height known as co-dominant stems. Co-dominant stems can lead to structural weaknesses, so it is best […]
Selecting what species to plant and where to plant it will prevent a large majority of issues down the road. Some Factors to consider are: Location of above and below ground utilities, buildings, roads, and other trees. The size of tree when it reaches maturity: Will there be enough space? Will roots be an issue? […]
Trees are often planted too deep. This is very detrimental and will often lead to a slow death as the tree grows. Planting too deep stimulates new adventitious roots to sprout from the trunk much like topping does in the canopy. These roots will often circle the tree instead of growing radially, like normal. As […]
Trees provide significant benefits to our homes and cities, but when trees fall and injure people or damage property, they are liabilities. Taking care of tree hazards makes your property safer and prolongs the life of the tree. Trees are an important part of our world. They offer a wide range of benefits to the […]
Consider these questions: Are there large dead branches in the tree? Are there detached branches hanging in the tree? Does the tree have cavities or rotten wood along the trunk or in major branches? Are mushrooms present at the base of the tree? Are there cracks or splits in the trunk or where branches are […]