Plant Health Care
Treating trees and shrubs is an important job with today’s impressive landscapes. Introduction of exotic plants can sometimes bring exotic insects and diseases.
Sometimes a foreign insect or fungus enters this country from products from around the world and this can be catastrophic for our native plants because there is no native predator insect or genetic defense against a fungus.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
IPM is the least invasive method of controlling insect pests and diseases in today’s world. IPM can help to keep a natural balance in your landscape.
Mt. Vernon Tree takes pride in providing you with quality plant health care (PHC) and strives to keep your plants healthy and in optimum growing condition.
In any plant health care program, the use of pesticides are sometimes required. Mt. Vernon Tree makes every attempt to use the safest products available to successfully complete the job. The safety of your home & family, as well as that of our pesticide applicator, is our main concern.
Mt. Vernon Tree has certified arborists on staff and all pesticide applicators are licensed by the State of Michigan. The most important part of controlling an insect pest or disease is having the correct diagnosis. Mt. Vernon Tree will take the time and effort to correctly identify the problem, sometimes sending plant and soil samples to university labs to help diagnose problems. Correct diagnosis helps Mt. Vernon Tree determine if problems are treatable, saves money, and makes a happy customer.
Common Questions About Tree Pests & Diseases
When talking with customers we often hear the same questions and concerns, common questions are about:
- Carpenter ants
- Gypsy moth caterpillars
- Emerald ash borer
- Spruce gall
- Spider mites
- Pine wilt
- Dutch elm disease
- Oak wilt
- Rhizosphere fungus (needle cast)
- Yellow or brown leaves
- Yellow or brown needles
- Girdling roots
- And physical damage, like weed whip and lawn-mower damage
Our arborists are trained to identify and treat the problems associated with disease, insect pests, physical damage or poor nutrition. Contact Mt. Vernon Tree with any tree or shrub problems you have.
ISA Certified Arborist on staff. Licensed & fully insured.
Member ISA and MGIA
Call us today at (586) 752-7561
Mt. Vernon Tree specializes in large tree removal.
We have the knowledge, experience, & expertise to safely remove trees in the most difficult locations.
Plant Health Care
We employ the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) technique of controlling insect pests and diseases.
Learn more about IPM on our Plant Health Care pages.
Large Tree Moving
Large trees can be installed for privacy screening, shade or natural beauty.
Learn more about large tree moving.