Plant Health Care

You have probably heard the terms plant health care or integrated pest management before, but do you know what they mean and why they are important? Plant health care is defined as a process of scheduled preventative maintenance that is put together based on monitoring and the use of cultural and chemical tactics to enhance tree vitality. Whereas, integrated pest management is a pest population management system that utilizes all appropriate techniques and information to reduce pest populations. When implemented in conjunction with each other, you can help to ensure that your trees are thriving and healthy.

Your plant health care plan will be unique to your property, and the frequency of visits and applications may vary. When problems are detected and managed early, we can help to stop them before they become serious. Some solutions determined by your arborist may be as simple as spot applications of pesticides, pruning, or irrigation changes.

When it comes to pest issues, the same theory applies that the earlier pests are spotted, the higher the chances of your arborist being able to control the situation before it turns into a severe/deadly infestation. As part of our integrated pest management solutions, we use organic oil sprays, soaps, or pyrethroids that are safe for the environment, your family, and your pets. In some cases, we may inject treatment directly into a tree’s vascular system through the trunk.