FERTILIZATION

We customize our fertilization programs to your landscape. We focus on purely organic materials and products, utilizing them to build soil structure fit for your trees and shrubs. Trees in an urban landscape do not receive all the nutrients they would receive in a more natural habitat. Contact us to schedule your an arborist to visit your property for free to build a custom plan to improve the health and vigor of your trees & shrubs. Request your free quote now! 

How it works:

STEP 1 - Fertilization: In the spring or fall the soil around each tree will be fertilized with a customized formula consisting of Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K), Iron (Fe), and Manganese (Mn) - all essential nutrients for healthy soil and root systems. The goal is to provide the tree with the best soil environment possible.

STEP 2 - Metabolic processes: The tree acquires carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen from the atmosphere and from water.  Using light energy from the sun (photosynthesis), these are combined to produce glucose.  Other essential nutrients are gathered from the soil.  The tree uses glucose and essential nutrients for growth, reproduction, pest and disease resistance.

STEP 3 - Evapotranspiration: Through this process the tree is able to move nutrients from the soil, up the trunk, and into the outer canopy, carrying them dissolved in water to be used as needed.  This process continues throughout the growing season.

STEP 4 - Reduced nutrient levels: In urban soils macro and micronutrients can be depleted for several reasons, limiting metabolic processes.  Fertilization helps maintain nutrient availability to trees by replacing lost elements that have been used by the tree or leached out of the soil.
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INSECT & DISEASE MANAGEMENT

Insects and diseases can cause serious loss of value to a woody landscape. As with medicine, "treatment without diagnosis is malpractice". Our Certified Arborists will evaluate your trees and shrubs and provide a detailed diagnosis of any issues. In keeping with our core values of protecting our environment and reducing our impact on the planet, our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program involves many biological controls such as horticultural oil, beneficial insects, and hand pruning of infested tree parts. In pairing IPM strategies with other organic tree preservation activities such as root zone invigoration, and fertilization we are able to greatly reduce, and in some cases, eliminate the use of chemical products in tree care. Request your free quote now! 

How it works:

  INSPECT & DIAGNOSE  - Your Certified Arborist will evaluate your the trees and shrubs on your property and propose a custom plan to treat any insect and disease issues.

INSPECT & DIAGNOSE - Your Certified Arborist will evaluate your the trees and shrubs on your property and propose a custom plan to treat any insect and disease issues.

  APPLY TREATMENT  - Field Arborist will execute custom plan by inspecting and applying mixtures as needed to each tree indicated on the plan. 

APPLY TREATMENT - Field Arborist will execute custom plan by inspecting and applying mixtures as needed to each tree indicated on the plan. 

  ENJOY!  -  Enjoy your landscape throughout the year! Keep an eye out for the trees on your property and give us a call if you have any questions or concerns!

ENJOY! -  Enjoy your landscape throughout the year! Keep an eye out for the trees on your property and give us a call if you have any questions or concerns!


ROOT ZONE INVIGORATION

Russell Tree Experts Root Zone Invigoration

Russell Tree Experts’ Root Zone Invigoration Service is performed using a supersonic air tilling tool that infuses organic matter into the soil and alleviates soil compaction around mature trees and shrubs. The result is a greatly improved environment for your trees to thrive - beautifully tilled soil with all critical fibrous roots still intact! (This can’t be done with a conventional tiller!) Fall is a great time to perform this service so contact us now! Request your free quote now! 


ROOT COLLAR EXCAVATION

Russell Tree Experts Root Collar Excavation

Root collar excavation restores the grade level around your trees to the proper level for the tree to function biologically. This service also allows us to address and cut any girdling roots that may have developed around the base of the tree. Often times plant problems come from underground issues that are hard to see. Root Collar Excavations allow us to view these issues and address them directly. Call or click today to request a visit by our Certified Arborists to determine if this can help you in your landscape. Request your free quote now! 


LAB TESTS

We are firm believers that you have to first know what needs treating, before treatment begins. We never spray a tree or shrub without full confidence that we are using the right products at the right time of year. We work in conjunction with several laboratories that specialize in the identification of plant diseases, plant health issues, and insect related problems. When we see plant problems we are not completely sure about, we are able to take samples of plant tissue, insects and soil to send off for technical testing and follow up shortly thereafter with a detailed treatment plan. Request your free quote now! 

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