Pest And Disease Control
The emerald ash borer presents arguably the toughest challenge for arborists across the U.S. If you haven’t done so already, check out our blog posts about EAB and the level of destruction this pest is capable of creating.
EAB isn’t the only tree disease we’re worried about at Schra. In fact, there are more than 50 diseases that can affect trees and plants. If you’re concerned about the tree in your yard, see how some leaves or blossoms look different compared to the rest of the tree.
Deep Tree Root Fertilization
How can you be so sure that your tree is getting sufficient water and nutrients? It seems like we’ve been talking about drought conditions in Colorado for years now. This is where deep tree root fertilization can be effective.
You might be wondering, “What the heck is deep tree root fertilization?” In short, it pumps the necessary supplements far into the soil. Deep tree root fertilization opens up the soil, which allows oxygen, water, healthy bacteria, and other essential nutrients to reach the roots and then spread their way through the rest of the tree.
Don’t confuse deep root fertilization with surface fertilization, as the two are completely different. In contrast to surface fertilization, deep root fertilization is not subject to the elements that can be easily blown away.
Whether you’ve lived in Colorado for a year or a decade, you know how erratic the weather patterns can be. No longer can we rely on Mother Nature to deliver the right amount of water and nutrients for our state’s trees. Contact a certified arborist to see if deep root fertilization makes sense for your tree.
We are often asked about experimental treatments for trees and if they really work. Here’s the thing: An improper treatment, regardless of how harmless it might initially seem, could kill the tree. Here at Schra, we recommend leaving the treatments to the professionals.
Schra Tree Care will do everything possible to save your tree. If your tree has healthy leaf growth, doesn’t have severe exterior damage, is in a safe location, and adds to the landscape, then it’s definitely worth healing. On the other, if your tree is structurally damaged, failing to produce leaves, or is causing a safety hazard, we will probably suggest removal.
The occasional trimming allows your tree to grow correctly and better withstand extreme weather conditions. Not only that, but trimming helps thin the overcrowded areas, which allows more room for new growth and increased airflow. There’s also the fact that pruning keeps the tree from encroaching on surroundings and becoming a safety risk.
Now for the million dollar question: Should you turn tree trimming into a DIY project? We tell homeowners that they can handle small branches that don’t require power tools or ladders. Keep in mind, though, that tree trimming requires the use of several small tools.
Your best bet is to hire a professional. At Schra, we are more than capable of removing diseased or storm-damaged branches, pruning branches at tall heights, and trimming large branches. We can even reshape your tree in a special design upon request.
Schra Tree Care uses only the most state-of-the-art equipment for trimming. Of course, we also take safety very seriously. Our arborist will not work remotely close to power lines, houses, or other nearby structures until every safety precaution has been taken.
Take a long look at your tree. Do you notice natural splitting or cracking at critical parts? On the other hand, perhaps it was victimized by a disease or a nasty storm.
At Schra, we view removal as an absolute last resort. Please know that tree removal carries inherent risks and should only be attempted by experienced professionals with proper equipment. We’re guessing you don’t want to spend the holidays in the hospital with injuries stemming from a DIY tree removal accident!
Imagine how much more aesthetically pleasing your property will be after a dead tree is removed. Maybe you can put in flower beds, Xeriscape, or other landscaping where the tree was previously located. Whatever your choice, please just remember to leave tree removal to the experts.