Plant Health Care

Plant Health Care (PHC) is the management of plant appearance, structure, and vitality. In an urban environment there are many factors that affect our trees. As arborists it is our job to not only care for trees but we must consider the entire urban ecosystem. Plant Health Care is a holistic approach to maintaining balance, and making decisions that focus on plants and their interactions with the living and non-living elements of the landscape.

Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an important component of PHC. IPM is a method of controlling plant pests combining biological, cultural and chemical controls. In the context of managed landscapes, a pest is any organism that meets any of the following criteria:

 

  • It competes with desirable plants for resources.

  • It threatens the health, structural integrity, or appearance of desirable plants.

  • It diminishes personal enjoyment, utility, or safety in the landscape.

 

Pest eradication is usually not necessary nor is it ideal. Typically the intention of Plant Health Care focuses on pest prevention and suppression, while finding a balance that works for both organisms

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Services We Provide
  • Fertilizing

  • Spraying of Natural Pesticides

  • Assessment and Diagnosis

  • Soil Samples and Root Excavation

  • Integrated Pest Management

  • Pruning