1How do I know if my tree is sick?
Trees will usually show signs of illness in the form of: yellowing leaves, die back of branches near the top of the tree, leaves dropping early, holes in leaves, mushrooms growing on the branches, sap leaking from bark, black or grey spots on leaves.
2How do I tell what is wrong with my tree.
An arborist will need to diagnose the cause of illness in order to determine proper treatment.
3Is there a way to prevent disease rather than treat a tree when it gets sick?
Yes. There are preventative treatments that promote the health of trees. Many trees in urban settings require nutrients that are normally found in their natural environment. We can provide the tree with these essential nutrients. A tree that is healthy will be able to defend itself against disease and insects
4What methods are used to cure sick trees?
There are a variety of ways trees can be treated for illness. They include administering insecticides, fungicides, and nutrients through trunk injections, deep root feedings, and foliar spraying (spraying leaves or needles)
5What are trunk injections?
Arborists use an injection gun that penetrates the bark and administers the product into the cambium (the vascular tissue or veins and arteries of the tree). It is the equivalent of you going to the doctors and getting a shot.
6What is a deep root feeding?
A deep root feeding is when nutrients are administered through a high pressure injection wand that penetrates the soil so the nutrients can be directly absorbed by the roots. The high pressure injection wand breaks up compacted soil and delivers the nutrients under the soil surface directly to the roots.
7What are the environmental impacts of using these products?
The fertilizers and nutrients used in the root injections are organic and pose no danger to the environment. They are also injected underground and absorbed by the tree, so there is no risk of leaching out of the soil. The insecticides that are used in trunk injections only pose a risk to the insects that eat or feed on the leaves of the tree. The products that we apply are systemic and therefore affect only the tree that is being treated.
8What is an ISA certified arborist?
An arborist by definition is an individual who is trained in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining individual trees. ISA arborist certification is a nongovernmental, voluntary process by which individuals can document their base of knowledge. Certified Arborists are individuals who have achieved a level of knowledge in the art and science of tree care through experience and by passing a comprehensive examination developed by some of the nation’s leading experts on tree care.
9What are the costs associated with treating a tree?
The costs associated with curing a sick tree vary. It depends on the condition of the tree, and what is ailing it. However, the cost of treatment far outweighs the cost of removal and replacement.