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Our Urban Tree Health Care is a holistic
approach to tree care that focuses on improving the
health of trees in the urban neighborhood
environments. Our objective is a healthy,
sustainable urban residential forest. Trees in
these environments are often stressed by compacted soil,
drought, poor planting and pruning techniques, misuse
of herbicides and pesticides, over fertilizing,
possible air pollutants, runoff from road oils, damage
from construction practices and much more. Trees planted
in the right sites and properly maintained are less
likely to suffer and are more resistant to pest
problems are managed using a decision making
process, that considers the following:
Identification of the host and the
Monitoring off the host and the
Selection of the appropriate management
Evaluation of the management
Our focus is on pest management programs
that are environmentally, socially and
Wilt Inspections and Analysis
or Therapeutic Infusion
in Arrangement for Root Trenching
Pruning and Trimming
Foliar, Deep Root and Soil Amendments
- Root Health Care Programs
and Root Zone Aeration
and Stump Removal -
and Disease Management
Health Care Property Inspections
offer you a complete range of professional
services to improve and maintain the health of
your trees, reduce their hazard potential, and
help them achieve their maximum beauty and
Wilt Inspection and Analysis, Injection and Root
and Identification of oak wilt on your
property, we will make recommendations regarding, treatment, trenching and removal of dead trees.
specialize in the Oak Wilt Chemical Injection as
prescribed by Texas A&Ms Program for Oak
Wilt Management using the Alamo fungicide in a
macro injection format at dosage rates prescribed
by the Texas A&M Program. We can assist
in the arrangements for root trenching
through the Texas Forest Service cost sharing
program or with private contractors.
See Our Oak Wilt Prevention
and Tree Health Care Program And Personal Note
Pruning and Trimming
they need direction. This may be in the form of
trimming, pruning, shaping and removal of
enhances the appearance and value of your
sterilization is important for your oak trees in order
to prevent the spread of oak wilt.
essential to the tree health, removes weak, dead,
storm damaged, diseased or interfering branches
be use to train growth patterns of young trees
the risk of hazard and storm damage
clearance for streets, sidewalks, driveways,
structures and overhead utility lines.
and Root Health Care Programs
exist in an environment characterized by natural
cycles an recycling of essential nutrients.
Growing niches suitable to their species. Trees
produce their own organic humus to the soils
which in turn is recycled to help meet
some of the trees requirements for
essential nutrients. Trees make their own food
Our fertilization applications, foliar,
deep root and soil amendments are designed to
support and replace the nutrients the trees
needs throughout the entire growing seasons to
maintain their vitality.
program does not produce rapid lush growth but
rather enhances normal slow growth in order that
the tree can maintain defense against predators and
remain healthy and vigorous.
and Root Zone Aeration
Aeration of the soil
either by injection air or water helps to breakup soil
compaction. It improves the soils ability to obtain
and hold water, oxygen, carbon and nutrients. In turn,
it improves and promotes new root growth.
and Stump Removal and Tree Replacement
tree may have to be removed due to location and
poor conditions of health. In some cases, the tree
removal may be a simple job and at other times it
can be very technical and costly. We strive to
find the safest solution for hazardous and
difficult tree removal.
We can remove stumps of any size and our
grinder is capable to pass through
36 gates into back yards. Tree
replacement is part of our tree care program and
we have access to the various trees (variety and
are conducive to our area.
a tree that has lost its structural integrity can be
pruned to reduce weight problems and excessive sailing
effects caused by heavy winds.
Trees with structural defects may benefit from cabling
and bracing. These techniques can be an effective means
to extend the life of a tree.
or hand removal is the best method of control when
integrated as part of the normal pruning and
maintenance program which can remove 70-80%.
should be considered for the removal of the
remaining ball moss.
Winter months and in early spring, after
the new leaves have hardened off, while the
temperatures are relatively low, will provide best
and Disease Management
first line of defense against predators and
disease is tree vigor. When a tree is healthy it
grows at its normal slow rate and produces defense
chemicals in the leaves to ward off insects. At
Scenic Hills Nursery our prime concern is
preventative pest management. Even
with preventive maintenance, sometimes trees cannot
defend themselves against insects and disease. We assess
the infestation and recommend the most effective and
environmental approach possible for your landscape
mulch around your trees? Because mulching closely
parallels how a tree grows in a natural forest
conserves moisture around the tree root zone,
provides temperature control in summer and winter.
Avoids mower and weed eater damage around the base
of the tree. Wood chips are readily available,
inexpensive, easy to work with, long lasting and
attractive. The application of
Protium Hydroxide is one of the single most
important things you can apply to your
trees. Use it liberally, quantatively and
frequently. It is not available in your garden
supply store or local nursery. However it is
available in your local grocery store or better
still at the end of your hose.
and Injury Minimization
on your property can cause damage to your existing
trees, but preventing construction damage can add
years to your trees life. Establishing barriers
(fencing) around valuable trees to keep equipment
as far away from the root zones is one way The
Care of Trees can help your trees live longer and
healthier lives. Call us for consultation and
recommendations on preventing injury during your
next construction project.
Health Care Property Inspection
A survey of your property
with a detail evaluation of each tree to keep each tree
in good health,
will help the tree provide better
defense against insects and disease.
To evaluate the condition
of trees and recommend maintenance procedures.
Oak Wilt Prevention and Tree Health Care Program
consists of three
First: With the Alamo flare root infusion,
using a prescribed dosage rate of 10 ml. per diameter
inch. For symptomatic trees, we recommend one and a half
to twice the prescribed dosage rate. The injection is
recommended to be applied on a bi-annual basis, as after
23-24 months the Alamo residual is no longer apparent
and it is important to protect the new annual growth
rings of the sap layer. Alamo infusion is not a cure, it
helps to extend the life of the tree.
There is only one cure for Oak Wilt, and one
guarantee: Death cures everything and GODS
guarantee.....it lives .....it dies......
strongly recommend a fertilization program to keep your
trees strong and healthy. Understand that, fertilization
should not be construed as a health cure for Oak Wilt,
it is an aid and an alternative to better tree health.
which consists of NPK
Macro and Micro Nutrients, Vitamins, Humic and
Fulvic Acids, Plant Sugars, Plant Extracts
(Growth Hormones), Sea Kelp which has all the known
soluble minerals of the world and Soil Based Microbes.
Witches Brew or what ever you call it, it can only
assist and help restore tree and soil health. Please do
not construe that, Bio-Green or any like-product
on the market will cure Oak Wilt.
BIO-GREEN is a natural and organic solution to
support a better soil and tree health.
We strongly recommended a foliar application
about every six months.
Soil amendments, which are basically high
nitrogen fertilizers with a high sulfur
ratio (21-0-0 plus 24% sulfur) with micro
nutrients. Our Soils are high pH (alkaline 7.8 to 8.2 or
higher) and usually high with phosphorous and potassium.
High pH soils with high (P) and (K) change the
availability of nutrients from soluble to insoluble. The
sulfur helps increase the acidity and lowers the
alkaline levels which increase the solubility of the
available of nutrients. Adding fertilizers with (P) and
(K), you are just adding to the soil problem. (eg:
got heart burn, eat a pizza and really turn your heart
burn on). Save your money and help your soil. A word of
caution, a lighter application is better, and three or
four applications a year is ideal. However, consider the
time of year and drought conditions.
I became fascinated and have loved the Live Oaks since,
I arrived here from Canada in 1977.
Back in Canada, my career was in the
international steamship and
world freight business. This was a new life and a
new career, which became a passion over the years and I
wanted to learn everything I could about plants and
trees. I consider myself an arborist from the school
where the learning was hard, and the experience has been
very extensive, a wonderful experience and far beyond my
dreams. This was a dream come true. I am not a Certified
Arborist and I dont feel that, my love and experience
should be measured by a certificate or a degree. I enjoy
my work and the experience of meeting people and knowing
that I just might help save one or two of your trees.
When this happens the reward is awesome.
I was always afraid and very cautious about
answering a question to a customer, I did not dare give
a line that the customer might like to hear, I figured
maybe the customer knew the answer and I was being
tested. My answer proved to be the best teacher I ever
had ....Ill look it up
and get back to you.
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