Your trees are bound to be attacked by insects or disease at some point in their lives. The most effective way to combat these attacks is to practice Plant Healthcare, which is a proactive approach to tree health and tree care.
Ongoing Tree Health Inspections are Critical
The idea behind Plant Healthcare is simple: healthy, stable trees are less likely to suffer serious damage from insects and diseases. ValleyCrest Tree Care Services provides a variety of beneficial services throughout the year to keep your trees at the peak of health including regular fertilization and maintenance pruning. In addition, we perform ongoing Plant Healthcare inspections to check individual trees for signs of stress or damage.
Environmental Factors to Look For
During Plant Healthcare inspections, we evaluate environmental conditions that may be affecting your trees, such as soil type and rainfall (or lack thereof). We also keep an eye out for factors that could be weakening your trees. These might include mechanical damage, branch breakage from excessive fruiting, damage from rodents or other animals, and evidence of previous insect or disease activity.
Know When to Take Action
If our inspections reveal a potential threat to tree health, we’ll make recommendations for proper control measures based on the unique needs of your specific trees. For example, if we find that a tree is at risk of branch breakage due to excess fruit production, we may recommend growth-regulating spray treatments in the spring to reduce the amount of fruit produced. Or, if signs of disease activity are present, a bark injection of systemic fungicide may be the most effective means of treatment.
Time is Of the Essence
By identifying and promptly addressing potential threats, you can prevent major and potentially costly problems from occurring down the road. This preventative approach to tree health care is the best way to preserve the look and health of your valuable trees.