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Tree care for your home

Site Analysis

Quality tree care starts with the comprehensive analysis of what each tree needs. As certified arborists, we are versed in tree and shrub identification, tree physiology, as well as pruning techniques, insect and disease diagnosis, fertilization, construction related issues, safe removal techniques, and proper tree transplanting procedures. Each time we come out, we bring this wealth of experience. Our main goal is to help you develop a plan that provides your trees with quality care.

Site Analysis Factors:

  • The needs of individual species
  • Soil conditions
  • Safety of nearby buildings and plants
  • Health of each tree
  • Construction issues
  • Overall landscape plan

We offer a full range of tree-care services to help you maintain the health of your trees and shrubs.

Planning a landscaping change? Plans to move or add large plants to your landscaping take careful consideration. We can help you sort out the growing patterns and specific needs of each species.

Worried about an established tree? A tree’s health may be affected by a variety of environmental factors including soil conditions, landscape and construction issues. We can help you assess these factors before settling on an approach.

Plant Health Care

(Adapted from ISA Consumer Brochure)

Until recently, tree care professionals (arborists) and other landscape care providers were called in only after problems had reached an advanced stage and became noticeable. Drastic reactionary measures were then necessary to save plants and, all too often, even the most radical interventions failed.

Plant Health Care begins with the premise that if you tend a plant properly– if you can prevent a plant from undergoing stress by giving it the proper location, sunlight, soil, moisture, and protection from pests — the plant will thrive. With PHC, arborists and other landscape professionals establish ideal growing conditions for the plants they tend. They remove the stresses which drain a plant’s energy, then bolster its natural defenses by determining and meeting essential requirements. By modifying the basic elements of plant growth, the PHC specialist can turn weak plants into healthy and vigorous specimens.

Like wholistic approaches to human health care, Plant Health Care stresses preventive maintenance with chemical interventions as a last resort. Both PHC and human health maintenance use holistic approaches to establish and sustain health and vigor. Simple principles are the foundations of both:

  • Preventive care
  • Frequent monitoring (check-ups)
  • Early detection of problems
  • Informed decision-making
  • Integrated treatments to provide long-term, stable solutions.

Customer Specific
PHC recognizes that every property is different and that every plant offers its own unique challenges and opportunities. By exploring the landscape with you and understanding your desires, the PHC specialist develops an individualized care program that meets your specific needs. PHC allows for one, some, or all plants to be monitored. Certain information will surface concerning “key plants” which are of significant monetary or sentimental value. The client’s desires and expectations drive the PHC concept.

Monitoring
Frequent monitoring ensures early detection of problems. Several times during the growing season (usually every 3 to 6 weeks depending on the practitioner and geographical area), a professional “scout” trained in the diagnosis of horticultural diseases and deficiencies visits a client’s property for an inspection. When the inspection is completed, or soon after, the client receives a scouting report which advises of any existing or anticipated problems. Should either exist, the client is given complete information about the problem and the urgency for treatment, and is advised of all available treatment options

With a little knowledge, home owners, partnered with an arborist, are much more likely to arrive at good long term solutions for their trees. Check out our plant health care information and preservation and prevention tips! We support you in your desire to know what is best for your trees.

  • Diagnosis
  • Organic Treatment
  • Organic Fertilizing
  • Preservation & Prevention

Planting & Transplanting

From large tree plantings to helping you plan your landscaping changes, we are a full-service tree company. We can also help you choose an appropriate planting for your location. Our crew has years of experience planting and transplanting large trees. Safety is our number one concern especially when moving or planting mature trees. We have the experience and the equipment to make the job safe and efficient.

Plans to move or add large plants to your landscaping take careful consideration. Once a plan is in place, we have the equipment and expertise to do the job safely and in the best interest of the trees. If you would like to schedule an appointment to have an arborist come and give you an estimate, contact us at (503) 331-0452 or harritytree@comcast.net.

Removals

Removing a damaged or dangerous tree is never easy. If you have questions about a particular tree, we can identify trees and large plants that need attention, and help you evaluate your options. When necessary, we have the equipment and experience to make removals safe and efficient.