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Plant health care

Plant Health Care is a holistic approach to plant care that focuses on the health and growth of plants. The practice of Plant Health Care was developed by the International Society of Arboriculture Research Trust, Tree Care Industry Association, and the USDA Forest Service.

By caring for plants and trees each season, they are often better at resisting pests and tolerating environmental stresses.

Our Arborist may be able to help diagnose and prevent problems before they happen.

Proactive tree care is almost always less expensive than the cost of treating an advanced problem or removing a large tree later.

One of the best proactive ways to maintain your trees is through systematic small actions throughout the season. Our plant health care program can help identify a problem and offer a solution. 

The goal of a comprehensive Plant Health Care program is to proactively keep your trees and shrubs healthly so they will thrive for seasons to come.  

After a tree is stressed they are susceptible to a period of decline. During this period, secondary problems which can make a tree more susceptible to insect and disease damage. 

How a PHC Programs works :

Our Arborist will inspect your trees and shrubs focusing on the soil and natural conditions. 

Specifically looking for some of the following signs :

1. Compacted Soil

2. Inspecting the health of canopy, stem and root zone

3. Checking for Root Collar problems and a proper soil moisture

4. Watering, Nutrient and Soil deficiencies

5. Restricted root space

6. Signs of structural damage - natural or mechanical

7. Root, Stem and Foliar Disease

8. Pests, Insects, Mites and Invasive species

Treatments available with our Tree Rx Program :

1. Root Zone Cultivation :

Compacted soil reduces total pore space and increase bulk density which can inhibit root growth, water and nutrient absorption. This condition can result in reduced Mycorrhizae activity. When beneficial Mycorrhizae are present it greatly improves the root growth and absorption of water and nutrients. 


Trees in a natural setting use accumulated fallen twigs and leaves for a continual source of organic elements. These fallen twigs and leaves are routinely raked up and removed. Trees that are planted in landscapes are commonly competing with the root systems of turf grass. 

Using an Air Spade which uses compressed air to loosen and remove compacted soil around the root system without causing decline or damage to the root area. 

Soil Amendments :

Amending micro-nutrient deficiencies through soil sampling based on the species of trees and shrubs. 

Mulching : 

Incorporating 2-3" of proper mulch will help maintain proper soil moisture. 

2. Fertilization :

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