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 to protect your trees from disease is to employ proper care and fertilization. If your trees become diseased, immediately get in touch with professionals who can apply the proper treatment.
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 premature death. A homeowner’s trees may be planted too close to a sidewalk or a 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 have the ability to stave off disease through proper fertilization practices.
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 the Minneapolis and St. Paul area, Dutch Elm disease, Emerald Ash Borer disease, and Oak Wilt are among the most common diseases that can kill your trees. 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 experts who know how to apply them.
Just like humans, certain trees are susceptible to certain diseases. For every disease, there are a handful of ways to treat it. Whether that is 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 chemicals and we only use chemicals that are approved and labeled for that specific use.