ABC’s highly trained and experienced tree specialists can help with any problem you are having with the trees on your property.
Homeowners most frequently call on us 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 Temple/Belton 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.
In addition to receiving extensive in-house training, ABC’s tree care team holds the following professional accreditations:
International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist®
Texas Oak Wilt Qualified
Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Commercial Pesticide Applicator
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 Central Texas have trusted ABC for a wide range of home services for generations. In addition to having arborists and entomologists on staff, ABC conducts extensive background checks and drug testing for all employees. Our customers can feel safe knowing that our prompt, friendly and reliable tree care experts treat your property as they would do their own.
What are some warning signs that might indicate a problem with my trees?
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
How can I best protect the trees on my property?
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.
Should I mulch around my 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.
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