Arborist Services

SongBird LandCare programs are designed to alliviate stress associated with the urban environment.

No factor has greater impact upon tree health, than the environment in which it exists.  Healthy trees require rich soil that benefits from natural nutrient cycling, harbors beneficial microorganisms (microbs) that have symbiotic relationships with trees, has adequate soil pore space for soil oxygen, and can store water needed for hydration.

Urban environments are generally harsh, absent of the rich topsoil found in natural environments.  Nutrient cycling is interrupted by removal of leaf litter, and oxygen is often restricted due to compacted soil.  The result is lower oxygen levels, and a decline of beneficial microbs and overall soil biology.

Stress of an urban environment often predisposes a tree to other maladies, including insect and disease problems. All of these stress factors can manifest in the slow decline of a given tree.

SongBird LandCare programs provide quality Tree Care in an environmentally responsible way.  Programs are centered upon an understanding of plant and soil science, as well as use of current technology.  Though traditional synthetic products are used when needed, programs are “biologically based” to improve sustainability.

 

Deep Root Therapy

Used to alleviate the harsh conditions of an urban environment, Deep Root Therapy consists of soil injection of nutrients, liquefied organic amendments, beneficial microorganisms (microbs), and soil surfactants (helps drought resistance).
Treatment is used in maintenance of healthy trees, and in rejuvenation of stressed trees.

Aeration/Vertimulch

Root zone is aerated by drilling 2″ diameter holes x 12″ depth, on 24″ centers, allowing  freer movement of gases, including essential oxygen, through soil profile.  Organic soil amendments, which aid water retention, soil nutrient holding capacity, and biological processes within soil, are incorporated into aeration holes.

Insecticide

Pests including “scales” and certain wood boring insects are very common, especially with trees that are weakened due to stress.  Treatment varies depending upon species and condition of tree, and the tree environment.

Growth Regulator

Reduces annual stem and limb growth 40-60%, for up to three years.  Energy is redirected toward fibrous root growth, defensive chemicals, and stored energy.  Thicker leaves, increased leaf pubescence, and greater root density improves drought hardiness.

Due to stimulating root growth, growth regulator may be prescribed in treatment of trees that have sustained root loss. Treatment lasts for three years, with greatest results occurring after first year.

 

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