You may think that the lovely trees on your property are totally self sufficient – they do their thing on their own and there’s no need for you to help them out. While it’s true that trees thrive in nature all over the world, there is a lot we can do to help ensure that beautiful, old trees don’t become diseased or damaged as they age.
Just like people, trees can experience stress from the environment and this stress can cause harm. Common causes of stress to trees include insufficient water, use of toxic pesticides, incorrect fertilizer, or even planting the wrong types of tree. But the good news is that there are easy ways of ensuring your trees’ health. Read on for our expert tips…
Tree Treatment with Fertilization
The first thing to know is that you should always avoid fertilizers that are synthetic or contain toxic, chemical pesticides. The problem with synthetic fertilizer is that they don’t have the correct balance of nutrients, so they don’t nourish trees well. And chemical pesticides can do serious damage to living organisms in the soil, like microbes that are actually beneficial to tree health. At Allied Tree Care, we use nothing but organic fertilization methods that are guaranteed to give your trees the proper nutrition without damaging the environment.
Root Flare Excavation
Have you ever seen a tree that grows straight out of the ground with no visible roots? It may resemble a light pole more than a tree in that way. Well, trees that look like that are not healthy and need interventions to be saved. What you see on the surface is caused by unseen problems below. Sometimes, for various reasons, a tree’s roots grow around the base of the trunk, which restricts the flow of oxygen, water, and nutrients going to the tree.
The solution for this is root flare excavation. This process is done by drilling holes through the root zone in order to aerate the area, ensuring the health of the tree as it continues to grow. We do this in the most minimally invasive way we can so as not to do any further damage.
Trees can be very vulnerable to pests and diseases when not properly cared for. That’s why we recommend spraying your trees twice a year. However, it’s very important to use natural options that discourage harmful pests but don’t impact beneficial insects. Our top pics are garlic oil tea, cornmeal juice and Neem oil. Get in touch to find out which option is best for your trees.