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Planting a tree marks the beginning of the tree care relationship. Once in the ground, that tree requires regular monitoring and sometimes preventative treatments to ward off infestation and disease.

For example, if you notice discolored or spotted leaves, a thin looking canopy, early leaf drop or dead branches, it could be a minor issue or something more complex to diagnose. This is where a tree care professional should be called in to determine the problem before it becomes worse.

What is plant health care (PHC)?

Arborists will visit your commercial or residential property and upon inspection of the landscape, they will carefully record the tree and shrub species, their size, condition and treatment history. This helps develop a plant health care (PHC) program – a maintenance plan customized to fit your needs and budget.

What kinds of services are available?

Every customer has different objectives, and different trees have different needs, so there is no standard PHC program. But common treatment options can include:

  • Applications against harmful pests and diseases
  • Growth regulators to stabilize quickly growing trees
  • Root and soil enhancement to prevent tree decline
  • Fertilizing and nutrient assessment to promote healthy growth
  • Potential tree and shrub replacement and more

Remember: A plant health care (PHC) program can help curb infestation and disease, ensure the health and vitality of your trees, and save you hundreds to even thousands of dollars in the long run.

For more information, contact our arborists for a consultation.