HEALTH CARE SERVICES
Why should I treat for insects? Insects can cause injury and damage to trees, shrubs and evergreens. By defoliating trees or sucking their sap, insects can inhibit plant growth. By boring into the trunk and branches, they interfere with sap flow and weaken tree structure. Insects may also carry some plant diseases. In many cases, an insect problem is secondary to problems brought on by a stress disorder or pathogen. They may cause real damage to the plants or just make the plants look bad or unhealthy.
Types of insects:
Chewing insects eat plant tissue such as leaves, flowers, buds, roots, and twigs. Damage by these insects is often defined by uneven or broken margins on the leaves, skeletonizing leaves, and leaf mining.
Sucking insects insert their beak into the tissues of leaves, twigs, branches, flowers, or fruit and then feed on the plant’s juices. Damage caused by these pests is often indicated by dis-coloration, drooping, wilting, leaf spots, honeydew, or general lack of vitality in the affected plant.
Boring insects spend time feeding beneath the bark of a tree as larvae. Some borers kill twigs and branches when adults feed or when eggs hatch into larvae that bore into the stem and subsequently develop into adults. Other borers mate at or near the bark surface, and adults lay eggs in tunnels beneath the bark.
What treatment program is best? Scouting or monitoring for insect damage is an important part of plant health care. Accurate identification is crucial to developing a treatment program. Several options exist for managing insects.
Appointment: Request a meeting with our Arborist to discuss insect management. They can design a custom program for your property based upon your particular trees and shrubs. Our Staff is ready to educate you on the best methods available to achieve your goals.
What are tree diseases? Tree diseases can affect any part of a tree, or the entire tree. They are caused by microorganisms such as fungi and bacteria or even by environmental stress. The majority of foliar diseases are caused by fungi and are most prevalent in the wet weather of the spring. All trees, shrubs and evergreens are at risk for certain diseases.
Types of diseases: There are two types of tree diseases
Infectious diseases are caused by microscopic growth and spores and are transmittable.
Non-infectious diseases are caused by non-living agents and are not transmitted. It can be difficult to identify diseases because the organisms that cause them are not readily seen. Signs and symptoms become obvious as the disease spreads.
How are tree diseases treated? Effective treatment is only accomplished by determining the type of tree, specific disease and recommending the appropriate course of action. Accurate diagnosis is crucial to developing a treatment program, which allows for treatment of the problem rather than simply treating the symptom.
Appointment: Request a meeting with our Arborist. They can design a custom program for your property based upon your particular trees and shrubs. Our Staff is ready to educate you on the best methods available to achieve your goals.
Why should I fertilize? Fertilization is the most beneficial service you can provide to your trees and shrubs. Healthy plants can fight environmental changes, drought, insect attacks, disease, severe weather and stress. Healthy trees and shrubs will provide you with many years of beauty and enjoyment.
Methods: We offer spring and fall fertilization's as well as organic bio-stimulants. Depending on the type of plant and what time of the year it is, we will determine the most suitable fertilizer to give your trees and shrubs a boost.
Soil injection is directly injecting fertilizer into the root zone utilizing a probe. This helps break up compacted soils and provides nutrients directly within the root zone profile, bypassing the competitive roots of grass. The products used are dependent upon the specific requirements of the trees and will consist of a full spectrum of macro and/or micro nutrients.
Direct injection optimizes all materials used by directly injecting the product into the vascular system of the tree, much like an “I.V.” for medication. By injecting directly into the vascular system there is no waste and the tree utilizes 100% of the product. This application is utilized for specific nutrient deficiencies.
When to fertilize? We offer spring and fall fertilization programs. Our organic bio-stimulants can be performed any time other than in the winter months.
Appointment: Request a meeting with our Arborist to discuss the most suitable fertilization or bio-stimulant program for your trees and shrubs. Our Staff is ready to educate you on the best methods available to achieve your goals.
What is plant analysis and diagnosis: Plant analysis and diagnosis involves checking your trees and shrubs for signs and symptoms of pests, diseases and stress. Healthy trees attract fewer pests and diseases. Plant health care analysis and diagnosis focuses on reducing the stressful conditions that attract pests and disease.
What can I expect: Diagnosing tree and plant problems is a specialized skill. Identification is one of the first steps in diagnosing a plant disease. Our certified Arborists will do the appropriate analysis of the trees and shrubs on your property to correctly determine what is wrong and develop an effective treatment program.
Appointment: Request a meeting with our Arborists. They will accurately diagnosis the problem and recommend the proper protocol for treatment so that your landscape plants remain healthy.
Why should I be concerned about drought? Proper care of trees and shrubs during drought is crucial. Lack of moisture adversely affects their health which allows them to become more susceptible to insects and disease. The effects of drought on trees and shrubs can be characterized as short-term or long-term. Short-term damaged can cause leaf wilting, scorch or defoliation. Long-term damage can cause stunted growth, branch die-back or death of trees and shrubs.
Methods: Obtaining crucial water to trees and shrubs is accomplished by using a probe and injecting the water into the soil with pressure at numerous sites allowing it to penetrate the root zone at a depth of 8 to 12 inches.
Protecting landcape: Our watering program is tailored to improve the health of trees and shrubs during drought by keeping crucial soil moisture available to protect your valued investment.
Appointment: Prolonged drought may have dire consequences. Request a meeting with our Arborist to discuss what drought services are right for you.
A New Vision: Advanced Tree Care implements the latest technology to assess your trees health. Utilizing the most advanced FLIR (forward looking infrared) cameras, we are able to see beyond the normal spectrum of vision and see tree health in a different light. Trees like any other living thing give off a slight amount of heat that is detectable by the Flir system.
The need to Assess the overall health of trees is a growing requirement in property and environmental management. As trees grow, their structure needs to be managed to preserve property safety. With the use of infrared technology, examining trees become a quick and cost efficient task. Areas that are not visible to the naked eye become very visible to the Flir system allowing our Arborist to make a much more informed decision on treatments.
Pro-Active Approach: Advanced Tree care believes that information is king. Having the tools available to obtain the best information is crucial to providing our customers with the best treescape management solutions.
Appointment: Request a meeting with our Arborist to discuss this technology and how it can provide you with the most advanced knowledge of your trees.