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Posted on: October 21,2014

Plant Health Care

A healthy and prosperous tree in full bloom is a remarkable sight and enhances the appearance of the outdoors. To facilitate tree health and its proper maintenance effective plant health care is crucial. Identify problems quickly and contact certified arborists for finding solutions. Some common indications of failing tree health are;

        Early dropping leaves
        Dead branches
        Discoloured leaves

Treatment of minor problems does not take time and in most cases all it requires is timely interventions. Complex issues with multiple underlying causes may, however, require overtime treatments that may extend for several years at a stretch.

Plant Health Care (PHC) helps improve or maintain the vitality and appearance of landscapes. Trees in your vicinity should remain in their top shape and don’t pose safety threats. PHC programs involve environmentally sensitive and cost-efficient practices complete with preventive treatments and routine monitoring. These tend to work towards stronger relationships between property owners and experienced arborists.

Some common Plant Health Care programs include,

Dealing with Diseases and Insects

Tree health is undermined quite severely through insect infestation and the presence of diseases. Trees should be carefully examined for identification of abnormal tree appearance. PHC programs search for specific damage symptoms, understand the underlying causes, diagnose problems and suggest or undertake suitable treatments.

Health Care of Turf and Trees

Turf grasses and woody plants are the critical elements of design in suburban and urban landscape. These offer distinct environmental, functional, and personal benefits. However, to get the optimal results from the presence of turf and trees in your landscape, you need to address potential incompatibilities first.

Thinning of grass below shady large trees, large roots of trees that hinder mowing, and ineffective growth of young trees are some issues that need immediate attention. Also, the PHC programs deal with damage to the tree trunks from string trimmers and lawn mowers. Most of these undesirable effects are the result of turf grass and tree conflicts.

Care for Mature Trees

One should consider tree care as an investment. Aging trees increase in value and they pay you dividends. Your property value increase, it beautifies your surroundings, saves energy and purifies the air. Everybody can enjoy a cool shade during summers, and in winters, they protect you from cold winds. PHC programs involving the care of mature trees promote their structural integrity and health. These ensure that true value keeps on increasing and gives protection from future costly issues that may crop up. Maintenance programs involve regular inspections with necessary follow-ups and care. This includes,

  • Mulching
  • Pruning
  • Fertilization
  • Soil management

Mulching

Mulching is a highly beneficial act that promotes the life of your trees for years. PHC programs can help you to learn this and take care of trees appropriately. It involves placement of mulches over the soil surface. Mulches signify materials that help improve the condition of soil and preserve the vital moisture. While the positive effects of mulching are many, ineffective or wrong procedures may do more harm than good. So always, seek the help of experienced arborists for the same.