We have a variety of tree treatments to offer customers with sick, stressed or infested trees. Most of these treatments are not a one and done treatment as it can take some time to turn a trees health around. Our various tree treatments include tree spraying, tree fertilization using deep root fertilization, vertical mulching and foliar feedings. We use organic tree fertilizers and compost teas on all of our fertilization and treatment programs.
We provide oak wilt diagnosis and treatment throughout Central Texas. Anyone who has lived here in Austin for very long knows the importance of our native live oaks throughout the area. We also have some native Spanish Red Oaks that are also susceptible to oak wilt. White oak trees are very unlikely to get oak wilt and that is the reason we recommend these mostly for new tree plantings. There are pockets of oak wilt throughout Austin and we are always keeping an eye on the movement throughout the area. There are 2 types of treatment for oak wilt that can be applied if oak wilt is in the area. The first is trenching with a rock saw to a depth of 4 ft below the ground to severe the roots between healthy and infected trees. The second is injecting the trees with propicanizol fungicide to help the trees fight off the oak wilt fungus. Call our arborists today if you think there is a possibility of oak wilt in your area.
We use a variety of different tree fertilization methods to help your trees regain their health. We do vertical mulching to drill 3 inch holes in a grid under the drip line 12 or more inches below grade and back fill the holes with slow release fertilizer. These holes that are drilled provide aeration under the root zone and the granular fertilizer provides nutrients to the trees over a period of time. We do deep root fertilization in which a prong is put into the soil under the canopy of the tree and a fertilizer is injected below the soil and into the root system. This is an effective way to get nutrients into the trees and it provides some aeration as well. We also do foliar feeding as well using a compost tea. This is really helpful when trees are starting to bud out.
Our tree spraying for insects is done using a organic method with Neem oil. Neem oil is not harmful to the environment whatsoever and it actually comes from a neem tree in India. It has been found to be a great organic pesticide. It only attacks chewing and sucking insects and does not harm our beneficial insects. It is said to cause reproductive failure in insects or it can cause the harmful insects to choose not to eat , therefore leading to starvation. This breaks the cycle of the infestation in your trees without harming other plants, trees or animals.
We do air spade work to expose the root flares of trees so that they are healthier moving forward. This is done with a high compression air tool so that it does not disturb the root system of the tree but carefully removes excess soil from the root flares and root zone. This is very beneficial in helping the tree get needed oxygen. This can correct problems with trees planted too deep, soil compression and root girdling.