Helping preserve a Heritage Tree.
Trees always amaze.
Planning a construction or remodeling project? Did you know that a well-cared-for, mature landscape can add significantly to the value of your property?
Let us help you plan your project to retain the most valuable plant specimens on your site. We can help provide solutions to increase the return of your landscape investment. Tree surveys, hazard tree evaluation, and tree preservation during construction are a few of the services we provide.
Construction damage is one of the leading causes of plant mortality in a new landscape. Wounding by equipment, soil compaction, and alteration of soil content are potential problems. Severing of structural roots impairs the stability of your trees and can lead to sudden tree failure. Tunneling utility routes beneath the root zone can allow construction to proceed smoothly, while protecting your tree's future.
Sometimes, trees intended to be preserved are inadvertently damaged by construction processes. Hiring an arborist to join your design and architectural team can help create a plan to preserve your valued trees.
Raising soil grade in excess can restrict airflow to a tree's root system, starve it of oxygen, and adversely affect the health of your trees. Covering a tree's root system with more than 6" of fill can restrict airflow and cause root die-back. Constructing a tree well around the base of a tree to keep soil and moisture from accumulating around the trunk flare can help prevent root rot and other soil-borne disease. If soil grade must be raised to accommodate building structures, we can help preserve your trees.
Pruning can be performed as light management to maximize the total leaf surface area receiving enough sunlight for photosynthesis. Removing deadwood helps reduce risk of injury or damage to targets below. Dying wood gives its reserves to the tree, and should not be removed too early.
Removing too much live wood removes carbohydrate and nitrogen reserves that some trees need for new growth. Removing too much leaf area also stresses the tree's root system, causing root die-back, further weakening plant health. Topping and excessive crown reduction are harmful to trees' health, and these are not our practices.
Looking for added view clearance? Consider creating a "view window" by removing a select few limbs from your tree's canopy in the desired line of sight. Remember, our arborist's mission is to help increase tree health and longevity while maintaining tree safety.
Our adherence to International Society of Arboriculture pruning standards is your assurance we will safely manage your trees' health. Knowledge of plant physiology and growth requirements means we will properly prune your landscape specimens.
Plant Health Care Programs
A beautiful landscape begins with proper plant healthcare.
Our goal is to provide ecologically sustainable landscapes that look great while costing less. We offer a wide variety of products and services to help your landscape look its very best.
Plants growing in urban landscapes typically exist under less than perfect conditions. Topsoil is often removed during building construction, leaving compacted soils low in fertility for your landscape plantings. Leaves and natural plant debris are usually raked and removed from site, rather than returning their nutrients to the soil. Soil fertility is reduced over time, and plant vitality suffers.
Your landscape can either survive... or it can THRIVE!
Our plant health care programs can be tailored to meet the needs of your specific landscape requirements. Have us monitor your landscape at specific intervals throughout the year to inspect for potential problems and recommend treatments as required.