For some people, tree care simply means remembering to water the trees and occasionally get mulch to help it grow. However, good tree maintenance requires diligence and proactive steps to ensure trees remain healthy and strong. One way residential property owners can help protect and extend the life of their trees is to ensure all tree diseases and suspicious tree growths are immediately analyzed and treated. Often, tree owners will detect unusual tree spots, wilting leaves or insects on branches, but avoid taking any kind of action to help save their trees because they either aren’t sure how to correctly treat the issue, or they don’t consider it a threat to their tree’s health.
Delays in getting weakened or diseased trees diagnosed and treated by Certified Arborists can lead to the tree’s demise and can cause tree owners a great deal of cost and headache down the road. Ignoring or delaying treatment for tree diseases or insect infestations has three major consequences for tree owners. First, property owners that fail to take action against invasive tree insects or unusual tree diseases will most likely end up with a dead tree. Tree diseases and tree insects do not simply go away on their own, so effective and immediate treatment is necessary to preserve the life of the tree. Without immediate intervention from Certified Arborists, sick or infested trees will eventually succumb to their disease or insects, forcing property owners to spend additional funds on tree removal and tree replacement.
Secondly, trees that are weakened or damaged by untreated tree diseases or insect infestations result in a loss of aesthetic and financial value for the property owner. Trees infested with invasive pests or dangerous tree diseases can quickly harm healthy trees and plants in the immediate vicinity. This can lead to exponentially higher treatment and maintenance costs for the entire residential property. Additionally, many tree diseases and insect outbreaks can leave tree trunks and leaves in a hideous and unattractive state, causing property owners to receive warning letters or fines from Homeowners Associations because of the unsightly appearance. Also, when trees die because of disease or insect issues, the property owner suffers financially because there is no longer a shade tree to reduce energy costs or reduce noise pollution.
Finally, when diseased or insect infested trees are left untreated, the tree’s stability and strength is compromised, leading to a dangerous environment for property owners and visitors. Tree branches in this condition can become weakened and break off, leading to personal injury and/or property damage. Residential property owners can be held liable for injuries or damage caused by their diseased trees, so it is critical to avoid damage or harm and get sick trees treated immediately.
Embark Services is pleased to offer residential property owners throughout the greater Houston area safe, reliable and thorough tree disease and insect treatment solutions. Utilizing their thorough tree care diagnostic experience, Embark Services’s team of Certified Arborists will first assess the tree’s health with visual, foliage and starch analysis, as well as root collar inspection, and chlorophyll testing. Their crown to root assessment will also help determine if soil conditions, weather stress, or environmental issues are also impacting tree health. Embark Services provides property owners a written recommendation for the optimal course of treatment to save sick trees and preserve their lives for years to come. Contact Embark Services directly for more information, or go online to request a free consultation with their Certified Arborists.