For years we have been using a nation wide chain to care for our large oak and birch trees. We scheduled service with them again and after two months they were a no-show. Well I thought after being a customer of theirs for six years maybe it was time to find someone that wanted my business. My Wife found Zing and I gave them a call and within three days we had Andy at our doorstep to discuss our trees and come up a better plan than the national chain lawn care company. Andy and Sarah we very professional, informative, and knowledgeable. Large trees are expensive to remove and replace and Andy understood our concern and came up with a long term program to have healthy trees. We look forward to working with Zing for many years.
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Trees and shrubs beautify spaces and add life into our neighborhoods and communities. Homeowners like to select greenery for their landscape with the hopes of it “giving back” to their enjoyment over the years. These vital elements in outdoor spaces create privacy, visual appeal, comfort, and add to the value of our properties. However, trees and landscapes often get neglected due to busy schedules and life styles. They often get planted and cared for during the first year of getting established, but this care and maintenance tends to taper off.
Our tree care team is dedicated to educating homeowners about the importance of continual tree care and maintenance. If trees and shrubs are planted and left alone, they will fall victim to disease or insect invasion at some point, especially if they are types that are more susceptible. To protect your investments, it is far better to attend to their care and protection on a regular basis.
Some very common problems we see on trees in the Treasure Valley are chlorosis and fire blight. If these conditions are left unattended it may lead to tree loss and replacement. Sick trees lack the ability to fight off insects and disease which can quickly add to their deterioration. Keep your trees and shrubs healthy and strong by giving them regular nutrition and pest protection. It is important to look for any signs of tree stress such as early leaf drop or branch die back and to contact us immediately for a remedy and care program.
Without healthy and strong trees and shrubs, our livable spaces would not be as rewarding and enjoyable. Our licensed arborist can provide them with the regular nutrition and protection they need.
Service Areas. Our tree and shrub disease control program covers cities within the Treasure Valley including Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Kuna, Star, Nampa, Caldwell, and Middleton. We provide tree and shrub diagnostic and treatment services to homeowners, business owners, HOA properties, city parks, schools, hospitals, etc. If you are interested in signing up for our tree and shrub disease control services just fill out our free estimate form and we will contact you promptly.
If you would like to protect the value and growth of your trees and shrubs our certified arborist and tree care team can recommend a tree care program that will help fight off disease and keep them healthy and strong. We work with residential, commercial and HOA property owners in the Treasure Valley and throughout the Ada and Canyon counties including Boise, Kuna, Meridian, Eagle, Nampa, Star, Caldwell and Middleton. You can contact our office today at 208-585-9400 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on our schedule.
Anthracnose is a fungal disease that mostly affects maple, sycamore, oak and ash trees. Most years it does not cause significant damage, but when we have extended spring wet conditions it can occur. Consecutive springs with longer than normal wet conditions can weaken trees and may cause tree loss if control measures are not implemented.
First symptoms include water-soaked lesion spots along leaf veins. These enlarge and turn tan, reddish-brown or black depending on the tree. The fungus develops and spreads into twigs and branches causing depressed and splitting bark. Severe cases can result in branch dieback. The fungi can overwinter in leaves and branches and can spread in the spring by wind and rain. Control methods include raking and destroying fallen leaves, pruning of infected branches, providing adequate water and fertilization, plating resistant trees, and we can also apply a fungicide in early spring after budbreak.
Chlorosis is one of the most common and most noticeable tree health concerns we see. Leaves turn bright green and eventually yellow due to a lack of chlorophyll. If not treated early the tree will eventually lack the nutrients it needs and die. Because it is undernourished it will be more susceptible to insect invasion and disease. We treat chlorosis with an iron and sulfur rich micro-nutrient soil drench and/or trunk injection depending on the severity. The most beneficial time to treat for chlorosis is in the fall when the tree stores the treatment in its root system preparatory for winter and naturally and gradually releases it up into its branches and leaves in the spring.
Fire blight is a bacterial disease that can kill branches and whole plants of trees in the rose family, including apple, pear, and crab-apple. Symptoms include a sudden brown to black withering or dying of blossoms, leaves and branches. It can be spread by insects, splashing rain or contaminated pruning tools. Fire blight gets its name because dead branches often turn black and look almost as if they have been burnt by fire. Fire blight is difficult to treat once the disease is present and is best controlled through preventative applications. Existing diseased branches must be pruned out. Take special precautions to dip your pruners in a diluted bleach mixture between each cut so the disease won’t spread. Make the cut 6″-12″ below the edge of visible infection. We can then treat the tree with an application to help prevent the spread of the disease.
Tree sunburn damage occurs during the extreme heat of summer when tree trunks are exposed to direct sunlight. It can also take place in the wintertime when temperatures fluctuate. It can take several months before damage is notable, but over time the damaged tissues dry out and the bark becomes cracked and starts peeling. Sunburn typically occurs when tree trunks are suddenly exposed to intense direct sunlight or when young trees with thin bark are exposed to the direct sun. Sunburn damage usually occurs on the southwest side of young trees. Drought can also increase the chances of and severity of tree sunburn.
Prevention methods include protecting the trunk and lower branches from the sun. Depending on the severity of the damage, most healthy trees will callus over the damaged area over several years, but any tree wound invites disease and insects. By keeping the tree as healthy and as vigorous as possible will help aid in the tree’s ability to heal over the wound. Tree wrapping is one of our services that we can provide for your young trees. Here is a good tree wrapping schedule to follow here in the Treasure Valley:
- Wrap the trees in late June before the hot summer months
- Unwrap the trees in September for the fall months
- Wrap the trees the beginning of November to protect the bark from the winter months
- Unwrap the trees in late February/early March for the spring months
- Repeat for 3-4 years for the tree canopy to shade the trunk bark and the bark to thicken