Maintaining trees requires regular inspections of the trees and surrounding plant life welfare. This often involves an overall plant healthcare assessment of your property. But what exactly is plant healthcare? We have talked about tree health assessments in the past, but let’s cover some of the details of plant healthcare.
What is Plant Healthcare?
It’s important to know that plant healthcare assessments are not a “one and done” solution. They can take some time to figure out the best combination of care. The typical process for determining plant healthcare looks like this:
- Soil, water levels, and environmental factors will be assessed.
- Tree and shrub health is monitored by current size, growth, and foliage health.
- If problems or potential problems are detected, a professional arborist will develop solutions.
- A treatment plan will be performed as needed.
- Maintenance information will be given to the property owner.
While trees are often the dominant plants in a landscape, they share this area with turf-grasses, shrubs, and bedding plants. Every treatment applied to the lawn can impact the appearance and vitality of both a tree and its surrounding plant life. So, plant healthcare is taking inventory of an entire area’s plant life for this reason.
What Do We Look for in Plant Healthcare Assessments?
Preventive care can save thousands of dollars in potential damage or removal. Paul Bunyan, Inc. has professional tree arborists that provide expert plant healthcare evaluations. This can spot potential weaknesses before they become major hazards:
- Water levels
- Decay spots and pockets
- Soil aeration, compaction, and nutrition
- Fungal infestation
- Sound tree structures
- Root health
Why is Plant Healthcare Important?
The goal of plant healthcare assessments and treatment programs is to proactively keep your trees healthy, so they can avoid entering a decline spiral. By caring for plants and trees each season, they grow healthier and can better resist pests and withstand difficult problems.
After trees endure ongoing illness or trauma, they begin a cycle of decline. During this time, trees focus on simply surviving and no longer have the ability to flourish. Once they hit a critical point in this cycle, it becomes almost impossible to reverse the trend and nurse the tree back to health.
Why Choose an arborist?
The average homeowner will not spot potential problems with their trees like a trained and certified arborist. We can spot problems with insects, diseases, and general damage that will cause a tree’s health to become a risk.
Once we have a plan ready for your property, we can execute it for you professionally! For your property’s plant healthcare management, contact Paul Bunyan’s professional tree arborist services at 814-443-2991 or contact us online.