Tree Protection

Protect Your Tree 

We often have homeowners come to us and say, "My neighbor's trees are diseased, and I'm afraid that the same thing will happen to mine. What can I do?" The best thing you can do is protect your trees from disease before anything happens through fertilization and tree care. If they do become diseased, immediately get in touch with professionals who can apply the proper treatment. 

Fertilization

When trees are threatened by environmental factors and become vulnerable to infection, fertilization is a vital step in tree care that will often save the tree from death. A homeowner’s trees may be planted too close to a sidewalk or house, which limits their root area. There might be one lone tree in a yard that a homeowner wants to protect. Or there may be environmental factors, like insects or a lack of nutrients in an area, that make it hard for a tree to thrive. Ongoing tree care includes nourishing trees appropriately so that they continue to grow and stave off disease. We can fertilize a resident’s trees to ensure their health.

Treating Tree Diseases

Tree care is essential to fight against common tree diseases in Minnesota. Fungi, insects, and pests are common tree killers - and we can spot them a mile away.  In Minneapolis and St. Paul, Dutch Elm diseaseEmerald Ash Borer disease, and Oak Wilt are among a few of the most common diseases that can kill your trees if left untreated. How do you know if your trees are diseased? “Flagging” (a small part of the tree dying off) on trees should alert homeowners to seek safe, tested chemical treatment options from people who know how to correctly apply them.

Just like humans, certain trees are susceptible to certain diseases. For every disease, there are a handful of ways to treat it, too - whether applying treatment to the leaves, spraying the tree, or injecting a treatment into the tree system. We know the best way to treat each disease, as well as the best way to apply the treatment. Our certified arborists are trained in the application of the chemicals we use, and we only use chemicals that are approved and labeled for that specific use.

We typically recommend treatment for the life of a tree. Depending on the disease, treatment will have to be reapplied every 2-3 years.

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