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Plant Health Care

Updated: Mar 16, 2023

What can Plant Health Care do for you?

The Plant Heath Care practitioner seeks to identify the best ways for trees to adapt and thrive within the urban landscape while at the same time accommodating the desires of the homeowner or property manager.

Common Plant Health Issues

Trees being affected by pests.

Solution: Pesticide Application

We offer pesticide application via spray or injection to address pests and diseases located in the Triangle Area and the trees they most commonly affect.

  • Trunk Injection – based on the diameter of the tree; lasts 1 - 3 years depending on the product; price ranges from $250 – $1000.

  • Spraying – based on the size of tree and product being sprayed; will likely require multiple visits throughout the growing season; price ranges from $75 – $200 per visit.

You have trees too close to your driveway/house.

Solution: Plant Growth Regulator

If you live in a neighborhood, there is a very good chance there is a tree close to

your driveway or house. Plant Growth Regulator addresses size-management issues.

  • Applied through soil injection.

  • Cost for a 3-year treatment ranges from $200 – $500.

  • Very common practice to apply PGR after pruning.

  • PGR increases fine root growth so the tree can take in more moisture and nutrients.

Your tree looks unhealthy; our ISA Certified Arborist identifies a soil/root issue.

Solution: Airspading

A great way to address soil and root health, the Air Spade uses high pressure

air through a hose to remove soil from the base of the tree without damage and

allow our arborists to address:

  • Mulch volcano – mulch that is greater than 4” in depth often causes problems for the tree.

  • Soil fill – compacted soil can reduce soil oxygen and limit water movement; aeration with the air spade seeks to improve root health and water and mineral uptake of the tree.

  • Girdling roots – the roots of container-grown trees (commonly planted in neighborhoods) often encircle in the container and create roots that overlap and “strangle” the tree.

Learn more about our Plant Health Care program by clicking on the link below!

PHC Handout
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