Plant Healthcare

These photos demonstrate Allan treating the Elms on the Durham town green for Dutch Elm Disease. He is pumping 30 gallons of water mixed with a fungicide into the vascular system of the entire tree. If done consistently, this treatment is certain to protect the tree from that disease.

Plant Health Care helps trees remain healthy in order to avoid or alleviate significant pest or disease problems. Weakened trees are more likely to attract insect and fungal pests that can sometimes weaken the tree even further. In addition, weather can sometimes be a major factor in creating conditions conducive for pest infestations. Since we “have our finger on the pulse” of trees in this corner of the world, we often anticipate what weather-related problems could be affecting your trees.

We have the ability and experience to diagnose and treat most tree pest problems. A treatment plan may involve pruning, fertilizing, and/or applying a pesticide topically or systemically. We use a tree formulated fertilizer mixed with beneficial fungal spores called Mycorrhizal fungi. These fungi form a symbiotic (generally mutualistic, but occasionally weakly pathogenic) association with tree roots. They have the potential to exponentially increase the tree’s ability to absorb nutrients from the soil. Many trees depend on these organisms for their health and well-being.

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