Sunday, March 1, 2015

Are You Keeping Your Trees Healthy?

What measures are you taking to keep your trees healthy? I'm sure you know about tree diseases, but are you being proactive in trying to prevent them? And what about risk factors that are caused by humans. There are so many factors that can harm a tree and it doesn't necessarily have to start with insects or disease. Things like rubbing against a tree with the side of a lawn mower, or pounding the bark with a string trimmer are the first steps in stressing a tree and leaving it susceptible to invasion by insects or disease.

So, what can we do to help keep our trees healthy? Prevention. It is the key to keeping trees healthy. That and some basic common sense of course. Taking care with the lawn mower and weed whacker are your trees' first line of defense. But, what do you do beyond that? Regular pruning, fertilization and proper watering can help your trees fight diseases and insects naturally. But what you need to consider is that trees can't guard themselves agains every kind of disease, like Dutch Elm disease. And, that is where you come in. You need to be proactive is setting up a tree health care regimen in order to keep your trees disease free and protect the investment that you've made.

There are times when tree care is best left to those that know it best, a profession tree service. Preferably, the tree service will have Certified Arborists on staff that will help you create a plant health care plan that is just right for the trees on your property. 

When you contract with Trees "R" Us, Inc. we will always send a certified arborist out to help you prevent or solve your tree problems.

The arborists at Trees "R" Us, Inc. can diagnose problems that you may be facing without even knowing it and offer solutions. One of the most serious problems facing the northwestern suburban forest of greater Chicago is the Emerald Ash Borer. When you see this critter or the carcass of one on your tree, it may be too late to save it. It is unfortunate how quickly this pest will devastate your tree.

Working with a Certified Arborist is essential in this care and here's why. To effectively treat this pest you need a product that is not available to the general public. It is so concentrated and volatile that you need a training and certification to apply it. While it is true that some problems may be treated by pruning the infected area, others may require chemicals and pesticides. The products you can purchase to 'treat' your tree at the local home and garden store have to be of such reduced strength that they may not be effective. Certification is necessary to work with the pesticides and fungicides that a trained professional will use in order to deal with a tree problem properly.

Trees "R" Us, Inc. provides fully-licensed and certified staff to apply pesticides and get the problem under control, preventing the spread to surrounding trees. Rest assured that each treatment we use is environmentally safe, yet effective.

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