FERTILIZATION: Below ground injection of macro and micro nutrients to promote overall tree health and vitality. Application of specially blended nutrients to promote root growth.
MYCORRHIZAE FUNGUS APPLICATION: Below ground injection of endo and ecto mycorrhizae into tree root zone to promote small root growth and improve water and nutrient absorption of the tree. Mycorrhizal fungi enhance flowering and fruiting trees and increase crop yields.
ROOT CROWN EXCAVATION: Using an Air Spade, we will remove excess dirt and backfill material from the tree root crown. This will allow the root system to develop further and have greater access to oxygen. This technique will also prevent decay and fungal activity in the tree trunk and make the tree less susceptible to falling in a windstorm.
RADIAL TRENCHING: Using this specialized treatment, we cut horizontal trenches 12-18 inches in depth, in a radial pattern, into the critical root zone of the tree using an Air Spade. The primary goal of this treatment is to not damage existing roots, to mitigate soil compaction and improve soil pore space. This allows for the movement of water, nutrients and oxygen in the soil. The trenches are backfilled with a blend of compost and soil aggregate to help prevent re-compaction. This will improve root mass, overall tree health and make the tree less susceptible to uprooting in a storm. This technique is used when there is no understory or landscape plants under the tree.
COMPRESSED AIR SOIL FRACTURING: Use of high pressure compressed air to fracture the soil and mitigate soil compaction and improve pore space in the tree’s critical root zone. This is done in a grid pattern from the trunk of the tree out to the drip line. This allows for the movement of water, nutrients and oxygen in the soil. This will improve root mass, overall tree health and make the tree less susceptible to uprooting in a storm. This technique is used when there is existing understory or landscape plants under the canopy of the tree and radial trenching is not an option.
SOIL DRENCH PESTICIDE APPLICATION: Application of pesticide to the base of the tree for systemic uptake through the root systems of the tree to protect and prevent feeding from boring, piercing and sucking insects.
MULCHING: Application of a combination of processed tree mulch and compost blend to the root zone of the tree. This provides temperature to the root zone, improves soil nutrient levels, soil moisture retention is increased and it also stimulates soil biodiversity. Basically it puts the forest floor back into the soil. Soils are made through natural leaf, needle drop, and insect and small animal activity. In our modern landscape this is not happening so the soils become compacted and depleted. Mulching is the number one way to improve and protect tree health.