Our Approach

Our practice centers on two aspects of the growing tree: tree health and tree structure.

Tree health issues are associated with the ability of the circulatory system to absorb water and nutrients and to produce a full foliar canopy. Our Plant Health Care specialists focus on this aspect of tree care, offering a wide range of horticultural services to improve growing conditions for your trees and shrubs, including:

  • soil testing & remediation
  • prescription fertilization
  • insect & disease management
  • mulching
  • planting
  • consulting

Tree structure refers to the woody framework of the plant, including roots, trunk, and branches. Trees can be massive, and, in some cases, their size and spread can overwhelm buildings, gardens, and outdoor living spaces. As trees age, they tend to accumulate cracks, splits, cavities, and associated decay. It is common for trees with severe structural defects to produce a full foliar canopy. Appearing “healthy” to the casual observer, these structural defects can increase the risk of structural failure, causing damage to the plant and adjacent property. We address structural issues with:

  • targeted tree pruning to manage size, shade, and improve structural stability
  • structural tree bracing for supplemental support of structural defects
  • tree removal when preservation is impractical or inappropriate

Too often, trees are lost prematurely, due to insect and disease infestation, environmental stress from drought and low soil fertility, structural failure, and the unwarranted fears of property owners and managers. While we do support and provide tree removal services as a necessary landscape management tool, we strive to educate our clients about tree stabilization techniques, providing options for those who “prefer to preserve.”

I was very impressed with the skill, efficiency and professionalism of the team. It was a pleasure to watch them work. They were very courteous and diligent in responding to my special requests and I certainly appreciate the fact that their efficient work also resulted in a lower overall bill for me. Thank you for the excellent service.— Gretchen Umholtz, Residential Client