Tree Disease Diagnosis

Photo Showing Tree DiseaseThere are many things Tree Tech Tree Service can do to protect and preserve your trees. Fertilization and disease diagnosis are the best ways to achieve this. It’s the responsibility of the certified arborist to accurately assess the health of the tree and decide what is the best path to take.

Fertilization, Injections, & Aeration

Many considerations go into a tree-care evaluation, and there are several avenues our Certified Arborist may recommend. Some of those might be:

Fertilization – Fertilizing a tree is not the same as your lawn. There are different methods, such as using either granules or liquid fertilizer. This can be achieved by broadcasting on top of the ground, fertilizing underground, or by injecting either the tree or its roots.

Cabling & Bracing – Cabling helps maintain longevity and can restore a tree’s canopy. When your tree has a week limb, cables help strengthen that limb and give the whole tree better leverage.

Lightning Protection – Some of our wonderful old Oak trees can be protected by installing copper wires through the canopy and down the trunk to the ground. They work as conductors to catch the electricity from the lightning strike.

Aeration – When the soil around and under a tree and its roots becomes compacted, it is necessary to aerate the area around the tree to loosen the compacted soil. Vertical mulching is the process of making vertical holes in the soil. Some use drills, but we prefer to use an air knife, which tends to lift and fluff the soil. This will help oxygen reach the roots and decompact the soil.

Preservation – When you are planning construction, installing irrigation, having trenches dug, or even adding or removing soil from your yard, it can affect the roots and health of your trees. It is very important before you make these changes to have an ISA-Certified Arborist come in to create a detailed plan to ensure the wellbeing of your trees.

Spanish Moss – De-mossing a tree is necessary when the weight of the moss and/or lack of sunlight is compromising the tree. Initially, Spanish moss is not harmful to your trees, but it can become so heavy that the branches will break and cause damage to your property. It can even prohibit necessary sunlight from reaching the tree.