Aug
30

Arborist Care Demistified- Somewhat!

Now you have a new yard- sipping tea on the patio looking at your beautiful trees, gorgeous flowers backed by vibrant shrubs- but what’s this!  Holes in my leaves?  And this one over here is bronzing  with spider webs!  Oh wait! Why is the top of my evergreen dying?  Don’t panic!  These are all treatable and preventable.

Your new yard needs some time to get use to it’s new life.  The stress of planting can last up to 5 years depending on the plant, size and location.  We recommend having an arborist to assess your property if you have a large investment in trees and shrubs.

We can get an estimate for you that will include many of the following treatment for corresponding pests. They will use timing and proper identification as a key in successfully stopping or preventing pest damage.

INSECT / FUNGUS PREVENTION:

DORMANT OIL & COPPER SPRAY:  For fruit and deciduous trees & shrubs to control Aphids, Spider Mites, Tent

     Caterpillars, Scale and over-wintering insects, larvae and eggs. A disease preventative of Fireblight, Bacterial Canker,

     Blossom and Shoot Blast.

BORER SPRAY:  Preventative spray for Bronze Birch Borer and Salix Poplar borer, etc.

EVERGREEN SPRAY:  Used to treat White Pine Weevil, Pine Tip Moth, Spruce Aphid, Cooley Spruce Gall, Saw Fly,

     Mites, Pine Scale.  (May be used on deciduous trees & shrubs)

FRUIT TREE SPRAY w/ Fungicide:  Controls Ants, Aphids, Leafminers/hoppers/rollers, Tent Caterpillars, Web &

     Bag Worms, Whiteflies, Moths.  Also Powdery Mildew, Rust and Scale.

INSECT CONTROL SPRAY:  Controls Ants, Aphids, Leafminers/hoppers/rollers, Tent Caterpillars, Web & Bag

     Worms, Whiteflies, Moths.

INSECT CONTROL SPRAY w/ Miticide/OvacideControls Mites, Ants, Aphids, Tent Caterpillars,

     Leafminers/hoppers/rollers, Web & Bag Worms, Whiteflies, Moths. 

FUNGICIDE SPRAY:  Evergreen and deciduous trees & shrubs for Needle Cast, Rust, Leaf Spot, Foliar Blight,

     Powdery Mildew.

SPRUCE BUD WORM & DOUGLAS FIR TUSSOCK MOTH SPRAY:  Fir and Spruce trees for Spruce Bud

                   Worm & Tussock Moth.

 

BEETLE PREVENTION:

DOUGLAS FIR / LARCH BEETLE SPRAY (April – May):  Preventative Spray

                        MCH BEETLE BLOCK:  Preventative – Pheromones

PINE BEETLE SPRAY (May – Mid-June):  Preventative Spray

                        VERBENONE:  Preventative

 

MICRO-INJECTIONS:

INSECT CONTROL:  Aphids, Bronze Birch Borers, Flathead Borers, Spider Mites, Tent Caterpillars, Bag Worms,

     Leafminers, Bark Beetles.

FERTLIZER:  For Foliar and Root growth, helps quicken recovery from disease, drought, construction damage, insects

     and other stresses.

ANTIBIOTIC:  Controls/suppression of various diseases: Blights, Rust & Fireblight.

FUNGICIDE:  Controls/suppression of diseases.

 

SYSTEMIC:

INSECT CONTROL:  Aphids, Bronze Birch Borers, Flathead Borers, Leafminers/rollers, Whiteflies, Sawflies, Scale.  (Does not control Spider Mites.  Mites need to be controlled with spray or micro-injections)

FERTILIZATION:  For Foliar and Root growth, helps quicken recovery from disease, drought, construction damage,

     insects and other stresses.

PRUNING:

Pruning and maintenance programs for trees and shrubs.

Call today to set up your landscape evaluation!

Apr
15

Slow and Steady

Some of you are wondering what those little yellow balls we have been putting in your flower beds.  That is your perennial and shrub fertilization.  We use Osmocote which is a coated NPK fertilizer that releases nitrogen, phosphate and potassium and trace elements over 3-4 mths.  Just what your plant loves for breakfast, lunch and dinner!  This slow release allows us to do a one time application that will feed all season.  Remember..you are what you eat and plants need food too!

If you haven’t set up bed fertilization and would like to add it just give our office a call!

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http://www.osmocote.co.za/index.htm


Apr
09

How a tree works.

 

The tree trunks, roots, and branches are composed of xylem and phloem that move nutrients and water.  The xylem transports water and soluble mineral nutrients from the roots throughout the plant. It is also used to replace water lost during transpiration and photosynthesis. Xylem sap consists mainly of water and inorganic ions, although it can contain a number of organic chemicals as well.  Two phenomena cause xylem sap to flow.  The first and most important cause of xylem sap flow is the evaporation of water from the surfaces cells to the atmosphere. This transpiration causes millions of minute cells to form at the outer part of the trunk wall. The resulting surface tension causes a negative pressure or tension in the xylem that pulls the water from the roots and soil.  Second is root pressure.  If the water potential of the root cells is more negative than that of the soil, usually due to high concentrations of solute, water can move by osmosis into the root from the soil. This causes a positive pressure that forces sap up the xylem towards the leaves. Root pressure is highest in the morning hours. Different plant species can have different root pressures even in a similar environment.  Unlike xylem (which is composed primarily of dead wood cells), the phloem is composed of still-living cells that transport sap. The sap is a water-based solution, but rich in sugars made by the photosynthetic areas. These sugars are transported to non-photosynthetic parts of the plant, such as the roots, or into storage structures. The bark and cambium(cork like) protect the xyleom and phloem layers of the trees.