ABC’s experienced team can handle any type of problem or question you have about your trees.
In addition to helping you select which types of trees would grow best in your yard, homeowners in College Station and Bryan frequently call on ABC to help with:
Diagnosing the problem is the first step in treating tree diseases. Our ISA certified Arborist with years of experience will diagnose the problem with your trees and then recommend a plan of action for treating your trees. Plan of actions vary from foliar sprays to trunk injections and the stage of the disease will often dictate the needed plan of action.
Some of the most common tree diseases seen in Austin are:
- Oak wilt
- Hypoylon canker
- Root rot
- Bacterial leaf scorch
- Pest infestations
- Drought damage
Most importantly, ABC's tree experts can suggest solutions to get your trees back to optimal health.
Insect and Pest Removal
Insects and Pests are often what you see in the tree but the initial issue might be that your trees are sick. Removal of pest will very case by case but some examples of insect and pest removal options are an insecticide spray and trunk injections.
Fertilizing your trees helps promote healthy root development and fosters disease resistance. Our certified arborists can spot signs you might not see that your trees aren’t getting the nutrients they need to thrive. Then, our pros can then work with you on a fertilization schedule to keep your trees healthy, all year long.
Unfortunately, long-term damage may have already occurred by the time most homeowners suspect something might be wrong with their trees. If you are concerned about a tree on your property, don’t put off contacting a trusted tree care expert to help advise you on the best next steps.
Warning signs of an unhealthy tree include:
- Brown, wilted or discolored leaves
- Spots or holes on growths or leaves
- Dead branches
- Slowed growth
- Sudden or excessive leaf loss
- Rotting and decay
- Pest infestations and related damage
Homeowners value their trees, but are often unsure what they can do on their own to protect this important part of their landscape.
A few things you can do to care for your trees is to:
Avoid planting trees right next to your home’s foundation. Homeowners are often unable to predict how a tree’s root structure will develop over time, and tree roots too close to your living structure can penetrate your foundation or cause instability.
Remove dead trees close to your house. Over time, a dead tree will shed smaller twigs and then larger branches. Eventually, the trunk can fall unless it is removed.
Protect root systems from damage by preventing soil compaction. Tree roots provide stability and nourishment. Roots can be cut while you are digging and aerating in your lawn, and the pressure from cars and even heavy foot traffic can harm your trees.
Mulch can be beneficial to your tree’s health by:
Providing a buffer against extreme temperatures
Retaining water to keep roots nourished
Discouraging weeds, which drain needed moisture and nutrients from your soil
Preventing soil compaction
Reducing damage to roots that might occur when mowing your lawn
To get the most benefit from mulch:
Remove grass in a three to ten-foot radius of your tree, depending on the size of your tree
Add a two to four-inch layer of natural mulch, such as wood chips or pieces of bark
Carefully spread mulch so that you don’t accidentally cut or damage any roots.
In addition to receiving extensive in-house training, ABC’s tree care team members hold the following professional accreditations:
Choosing a company with such extensive experience helps ensure that your trees will be cared for by individuals with the most up-to-date and accurate information on both native and non-native species. In addition to these accreditations, ABC is a proud member of both the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA).
Homeowners in Bryan and College Station have trusted their trees to ABC for decades. Our customers tell us that they appreciate that our tree care experts treat their property as they would their own. In addition to performing in-house training and having experienced tree care pros on staff, ABC conducts extensive background checks and drug testing so that our customers can feel safe having ABC care for their trees.
When you contact ABC for tree service, we will schedule a time that works for you for an inspector to meet you at your home. At that time, our inspector will:
Ask you questions to learn more about what you would like done and your budget
Take a closer look at your trees and yard
Make recommendations on how to best care for your trees
Answer any questions you might have
After that meeting, ABC will send you a FREE, no-obligation estimate. Once you approve the estimate, we can schedule a time for the work to begin. In most cases, our tree specialists can perform tree service when you are away at work.