• Timothy Snell

Plant Health Care

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 with in the urban landscape, while at the same time accommodating the desires of the homeowner or property manager.

Common Plant Health Issues

You have trees being affected by pests

Solution: Pesticide Application

We offer spray or injection to address pests and diseases in the Triangle and the trees they most commonly affect.

Trunk Injection – based on the diameter of the tree, lasts 1 - 3 year depending on the product the arborist deems necessary and ranges from $250 – $1000

Spraying – based on the size of tree and product being sprayed, will likely require multiple visits throughout the growing season, 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. PGR addresses size-management issues.

Applied through soil injection

A 3-year treatment ranges approximately $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

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