Tree Planting & Replacement

Many property owners want to enhance the beauty and value of their land through the addition of trees, but often do not know the best tree variety to choose for our humid coastal climate, or how to properly care for the tree. A well maintained landscape with thriving, mature trees can increase your property’s market value by as much as 15%, so it is essential that the planted trees are well established, regularly maintained and thoroughly fertilized throughout the year to ensure the maximum value for your investment.

The Certified Arborists at Embark Services can assist property owners desiring to add trees to their land by analyzing the property’s environment and soil type, and recommending shade, flowering, or fruit trees to best meet your needs. In addition, the Certified Arborists will factor in the potential tree and root system size, and maintenance needs throughout the year to tailor a tree planting design that best enhances the property and surrounding environment.

If you want to guarantee that your trees will be enjoyed for generations to come and will add to your property investment, request a consultation visit from the Certified Arborists of Embark Services today, or contact Embark Services for additional information.

Tree Structure Evaluation

While our trees may appear healthy and stable from a distance, a closer inspection can reveal conditions or circumstances that can cause healthy trees to be uprooted or significantly weakened. Tree health and tree structure can be seriously compromised due to storm damage, severe weather conditions such as drought, and poor growth patterns. Ultimately, the most common condition leading to poor tree structure is related to the tree’s root system, which is why many tree owners are unaware of the issue or how to help stabilize their trees.

The Certified Arborists of Embark Services are specially trained to treat tree root system issues caused by restricted growth areas, nutritional deficiencies, tree diseases or physical damage to the roots. Our Arborists will perform a thorough tree structure evaluation of the tree branches, tree crown and stems for internal decay, seams and cracks, and tree v-crotches. Embark Services’s tree care solutions for your tree structure issues may include training juvenile trees, pest management, decay detection and treatment, cabling and bracing, lightning protection or pruning overgrown heavy branches.

To have Embark Services’s tree care experts perform a tree structure evaluation on your property’s trees, request a visit from Certified Arborists today, or contact Embark Services for more information.

Cabling & Bracing

Tree cabling consists of a sturdy cable attached to two branches to limit overall limb movement and reduce stress and tension to the tree crotch or weakened branches. Tree bracing involves the use bolts and threaded rods for securing weakened or split tree crotches to promote stability and decrease the chances of further tree damage. Some trees that have been severely damaged may need a combination of tree cabling and tree bracing in order to ensure the tree’s survival, as well as protecting your surrounding property and personal safety. At Embark Services, our Certified Arborists adhere to cabling and bracing practices that are accepted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for tree care.

In a tree’s natural life cycle, many outside factors can weaken or significantly compromise the overall tree structure. Even maintained and pruned trees can be susceptible to storm and wind damage, natural structural weaknesses (such as a V-shaped tree crotch), mechanical damage, and long heavy limbs. Although additional tree trimming and targeted tree pruning can often eliminate the tree weakness, it may be necessary to support the tree’s structure through the use of tree cabling and/or tree bracing.

If you suspect your trees are weakened and are in need of tree cabling, tree bracing or both, contact the Certified Arborists at Embark Services today for more information. Their tree care experts will assess your tree’s stability and make recommendations for cabling and bracing installation that stabilizes your tree without compromising the tree’s natural beauty or tree health. Request a visit from Embark Services’s tree care team today, or contact Embark Services for more information.

Lightning protection

Trees grow in value to us for many reasons, whether it is for aesthetic or historical value, or because of their rarity within our local regions. As trees become more precious to us, protecting these important assets is key to maintaining their value, sustaining tree health and ensuring tree enjoyment for years to come. A leading cause of tree damage and tree death each year is lightning strikes, but through the installation of lightning protections systems, we can avoid the expense and heartache of losing and removing valuable trees.

The average lightning strike can produce over 80 million volts of electricity and generate temperatures of over 40,000 degrees Fahrenheit. A single bolt of lightning can cause water within tree branches to steam, tree sap to reach a boiling point, and wood strips and bark pieces to explode from the impact. Even if a tree does not show visible signs of a lightning strike, a lightning bolt can still pass electricity down through the tree trunk to the vulnerable root system, causing severe tree decline and tree death.

Lightning protection systems offer protection to trees through diffusing the amount of electrical surge between storm clouds and the ground. A properly installed lightning protection system will prevent the tree from sustaining a direct lightning strike, and will instead cause the electricity to pass harmlessly to the ground and not impact the root system. In addition, the lightning protection system also works to decrease the likelihood of side flashes that can also cause damage to nearby trees, buildings, property and people.

The Certified Arborists of Embark Services utilize quality materials and industry-leading installation techniques to ensure thorough and secure protection for your trees and surrounding property. Whether your protecting trees at your home, business or apartment complex, Embark Services can provide top quality lightning protection systems to meet all your tree protection needs. Request a visit today from their Certified Arborists or contact Embark Services today.

Deep Root Fertilization

Tree owners will often try to maintain their tree health by simply applying a basic fertilizer around their tree base on an as-needed basis. However, in order to best establish and stabilize your tree health, it is best to have Certified Arborists service your trees with Deep Root Fertilization.

Deep Root Fertilization is a tree care method in which Certified Arborists will use high-pressure equipment to inject a balanced mix of fertilizer and tree nutrients directly into the root base of the tree, thus maximizing the impact of the fertilization in the root system. This specialized treatment is ideal for promoting shrub and tree health throughout the seasons and various weather conditions. The benefits of deep root fertilization are significant and long lasting.

First, deep root fertilization promotes tree health by improving the soil around the tree base by reducing soil compaction and providing key soil aeration. Soil aeration enhances a tree’s ability to absorb oxygen, water, healthy bacterial organisms, and other essential nutrients within the root system, which allows for greater root function and overall tree health. This specialized fertilization stabilizes the tree’s root system and makes the surrounding soil around it healthier for root nutrition and expansion.

Deep Root Fertilization is a tree care method in which Certified Arborists will use high-pressure equipment to inject a balanced mix of fertilizer and tree nutrients directly into the root base of the tree, thus maximizing the impact of the fertilization in the root system. This specialized treatment is ideal for promoting shrub and tree health throughout the seasons and various weather conditions. The benefits of deep root fertilization are significant and long lasting.

Let the Certified Arborists at Embark Services stabilize and promote tree health on your property through deep root fertilization, thus protecting your investment and ensuring many years of enjoyment from your trees and shrubs.

Secondly, in our urban environments, the vast areas of concrete and grass immediately surrounding our trees will hinder their ability to regularly absorb water, oxygen and other nutrients, often compromising tree health. In more natural areas, the decomposed leaves and organic materials of nearby brush and other plants would normally feed a tree. However, in our developed areas, we must supplement the tree’s nutrient system through deep root fertilization since concrete areas limit a tree’s root system development, and grass near the trees will utilize the same nutrients, oxygen and water needed by the trees. Deep root fertilization gives trees the opportunity to not only survive but also flourish in our urban environment.

A Certified Arborist from Embark Services performs a deep root fertilization
Finally, the fertilizers often applied to trees by property owners are just spread on the soil surface, and do not penetrate into the root system at all. Wind and rain will further diminish the impact of surface fertilizers by thinning out the nutrients applied to the tree soil. However, deep root fertilization eliminates this problem by applying fertilizer and tree nutrients directly within the root system, which is key for mature trees with deep and vast root systems. When performed by Certified Arborists, the tree will receive the deep root fertilizer at the correct depth within the soil that best benefits the root system.

Let the Certified Arborists at Embark Services stabilize and promote tree health on your property through deep root fertilization, thus protecting your investment and ensuring many years of enjoyment from your trees and shrubs.

Root Flare excavation

There are many ways a tree and its root system can be hindered in its growth, but not all symptoms are easily noticeable to the average property owner. A common obstacle to tree health is root girdling, which occurs when tree roots begin to grow around the base of the tree trunk, restricting the flow of oxygen, water, stored food reserves and other essential nutrients.

The most common sign of this is a tree trunk that shoots straight out from the ground and resembles a utility pole, with no root flare at the base of the trunk. Left untreated, root girdling will begin to impact the tree by defoliation, poor shoot elongation, diminished yields or branch dieback, ultimately resulting in tree death.

If you suspect your tree health may be compromised due to root girdling, Embark Services can assist through their Root Flare Excavation services. Their Certified Arborists will gently remove soil surrounding the tree to inspect the root collar for girdling roots wrapped around the trunk, root color deterioration, wires or twine still left from initial planting or excessive soil accumulation. The Root Flare Excavation process involves removing any roots, wires or other hindrances around the base so that the tree health can be sustained without damaging the existing root system. You can request a visit from their tree care experts to assess your tree health or tree care needs, or call Embark Services today for more information.