Large Tree Disease & Insect Control
Large trees are the most overlooked plants in the landscape. We often take their grandeur for granted.
These large members of the landscape add beauty and shade to our properties. A properly managed tree health program can add years to your large trees.
Nature’s Select treats large trees with natural sources of fertilizer which work to feed and improve the health of the soil which in turn feeds and improves the health of the tree. We use high-pressure injections of beneficial microorganisms and slow-release fertilizer. Our expert staff makes sure your trees receive the attention they deserve.
Deep Root Feeding
Ornamental and large trees are some of the most neglected plants in the landscape, especially when they are located in turf areas. In deep root feeding, a probe is inserted into the soil, and a high pressure liquid is delivered which provides fertilizer and organic additives, and breaks up soil compaction. Contact Nature’s Select today for information on this valuable service, especially if you have new trees and landscape.
Disease and insect control for large trees is accomplished by an injection directly into the tree trunk. The natural sap action of the tree moves the treatment throughout the branch and root systems. This is the most economical and environmentally friendly method for application of these products to large trees. All insecticides, fungicides, and fertilities are confined within the tree instead of being released into the environment. We offer a wide variety of injections to improve and maintain the health of your large trees: Bactericide, Fertilization, Fungicide, Imicide, and Insecticide.
Trees showing signs of stress such as limb loss, early leaf drop, or early leaf color change may need vertical mulching. Our newest method of “aeration for trees” breaks up the soil compaction. We drill 2” diameter and 8” deep holes every 2-3 feet within the tree canopy. The holes are filled with a mixture of beneficial organisms and nutrients. In addition to relieving soil compaction, these holes provide a new space for the tree roots to expand and actually prevent re-compaction of the soil, while providing a way for oxygen to reach the root system. This is the best way to help trees recover from stress.
Tree Growth Regulation
Why slow a tree’s growth? Though it may seem that quick growth is a sign that a tree is thriving, it can be beneficial to slow down a tree’s growth. Trees that had been planted near a home or power line when they were young may begin to grow too large for the site as they mature. Slowing the growth of a tree can also allow the tree to focus its energy use on the root system, to better absorb nutrients out of the soil. Regulating growth can reduce then need for pruning, prevent overcrowding of plantings, and extend the overall life of the tree.
Also, construction can damage the roots of large, established trees. We have a product that can help with any of these situations. Please give us a call for more information.
Specific Tree & Shrub Programs
Hemlocks in our region have come under attack from both mites and woolly adelgids. Our Hemlock program provides two spray applications (Spring-March, Fall-Late September/Early October) to both ensure the health of your trees, and to heal trees already suffering from insects and poor fertilization.
- Spring - Biologically enhanced fertilizers and insect control.
- Summer - Biologically enhanced fertilizer designed for summer use, and insect control.
- Fall - Soil test and Ph adjustment as needed for new clients, and bi-annually for long term clients.
- Winter - Horticultural Oil to protect plants from wind burn and control of insects and their eggs.
The Leyland Cypress has become a very popular plant in our area. Its beautiful evergreen foliage and quick growth habit have caused a sharp rise in plantings, and a sharp rise in diseases and insects associated with this plant. Nature’s Select applies a fungicide for disease control in both spring and fall. Insect control for bagworms is applied in May and July. Let us help you maintain the health of this essential part of your landscape.
Red Tips Healthcare
Red Tips in the Piedmont have an extended history of problems with fungal leaf spot. Nature’s Select has devised a plan to provide your Red Tips with the protection they need to fight off this fungus. Leaf spot can quickly deteriorate your Red Tips’ health. This fungus can eventually lead to the loss of the plant.