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At Eric’s Tree Service, LLC, our team of licensed arborists offer a variety of services to help our residential customers maintain beautiful and healthy trees. Our knowledgeable arborists are experts in diagnosing and treating problems to help protect your plants and trees for years to come.
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Eric’s Tree Service LLC offers a variety of services to help our residential and commercial customers maintain healthy and beautiful trees. Our expert arborists are highly skilled with years of knowledge in diagnosing and treating problems to help protect your trees for generations.
Our arborists complete periodic inspections throughout the year, which is essential to detect pest infestations before they reach damaging levels. With this in mind, not all pests or diseases are active during all times of the year. Knowing your species, your target problems, and how the weather impacts these issues is another factor in preserving tree health.
Knowing when to monitor for specific issues allows the expert arborist to educate you on your trees’ needs. For this reason, our staff is well trained with the knowledge to recognize beneficial insects. These insects will help naturally suppress pest populations!
TREE TRIMMING & TREE PRUNING
PRUNING FOR OPTIMAL TREE HEALTH
Pruning removes dying branches to maintain plant health and safety. Maintaining proper structural development in young trees includes directional pruning. In addition to this, we focus on management of deadwood and thinning practices for mature trees.
The removal of live branches in mature trees reduces density. In most cases, this significantly reduces wind resistance and subsequent storm damage. Managing the crown of the tree along with sections that show decline should be addressed by a professional CT arborist. As a result, there is a reduced spread of disease and decay.
DEEP ROOT FERTILIZATION
GIVE YOUR TREES A NUTRIENT BOOST!
Trees growing in wooded and natural environments are continuously enriched by decomposing leaves and twigs, as well as other organic debris left by animals — such as fur, bones, and droppings. Importantly, this process returns nutrients to the soil, which helps trees to thrive in natural landscapes. However, the trees in our yards typically lack these nutrients.
Applying a high quality, slow-release fertilizer is a great way to return natural nutrients into the soil. Deep root fertilization is a liquid fertilizer that is injected into the soil. This is the quickest way to get nutrients to the tree. Therefore, deep root fertilization is important because surface fertilization is dependent on rainfall transporting the nutrients underground to the roots. This takes much more time and will often not work at all on sloped land due to rainfall-runoff. Deep root fertilization helps tree vitality by improving resistance to disease, insects, and stressful weather. As a bonus, you can expect a lusher canopy and more intense blooms in the Spring. Additionally, the most effective time to fertilize your trees is in the spring and fall. Most trees will need to be fertilized at least once a year.
WHAT IS A TREE INVENTORY?
Tree inventories are performed to provide basic information of the homeowner’s tree population. These inventories help to make informed management decisions. Inventories supply information on the quantities, location, condition, size, and maintenance requirements of the trees. Subsequently, sustainable management plans are put into place for the property’s care.
Inspections most commonly occur during a tree inventory. Similar to “a doctor’s checkup,” this type of visit is an essential part of maintaining healthy trees. Tree inspections include a series of visual, audible, and scent inspections which determines the health, vitality, and vigor of trees. Our process is invaluable in uncovering and diagnosing issues before they cause serious damage.
During an inspection, our CT licensed arborist checks the overall health of the trees. They will look for signs of infestation, identify structural problems, and tests the soil. As a result, the information found allows the arborist to make recommendations on treatments required.
SCHEDULE A TREE ANALYSIS
The overall health and visual appearance of your trees is the first step in evaluation.
There are many possible issues that can be associated with trees during different stages of development and lifespan. For this reason, most homeowners only begin to understand these concerns after an issue arises.
Having a certified CT arborist conduct a thorough analysis will determine whether your trees are a continued asset to your home’s property.
Tree Analysis Services Offered:
- Tree identification and inventory
- Insect/mite/arthropod identification
- Overall tree health assessments
- Tissue analysis for disease and disorders
- Tree structure evaluations
- Soil drainage assessments
- Nutrient, pH, and organic matter analysis
- Density analysis (soil compaction)
FERTILIZATION & CARING FOR YOUR SOIL
FERTILIZATION & SOIL AMENDMENTS
Healthy trees begin with healthy soils. Consequently, fertilization and adjusting soil pH are important for healthy soils. In addition to this, adequate organic matter is necessary. Healthy soils allow nutrients to be readily available for the trees to uptake. Trees use these nutrients as food.
Fertilizer is NOT food. Thus, trees must make their own food. Having the right ingredients available in the soil allows them to maintain their beauty without being nutrient deficient. With all of the moisture that saturates Connecticut in the spring, nutrients are frequently washed away in the water table. Furthermore, these nutrients can also be stolen by the grass under trees.
Drought can also play a huge factor in the summer months. In this case, water is minimal and the temperatures are high. Soil compaction, a highly overlooked issue in tree care, minimizes the ability of nutrient availability. Compacted soil reduces the availability and intake of oxygen and water. This increases drought stress in the summer as temperatures rise. Air spade and verti-mulching allows trained arborists to fracture the soils without harming the root system. These arborists can then perform root surgery as needed (girdling roots). In addition, they can redefine pore structure for proper air, water, and nutrient uptake.
INSECT & DISEASE TREATMENTS
INSECT & DISEASE / INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT TREATMENTS
The arborists at Eric’s Tree Service are highly experienced in using an integrated approach to manage insects and diseases! Importantly, we have experience with highly invasive species like the gypsy moth and emerald ash borer. Our solutions include pruning, nutrient amendments, and creating optimal soil conditions for plant growth.
Our arborists complete periodic inspections throughout the year. This is essential to detect pest infestations before they reach damaging levels. However, not all pests or diseases are active during all times of the year. Therefore, knowing your species, your target problems, and how the weather impacts these issues is another major factor in preserving tree health.
Knowing when to monitor for specific issues allows our arborist to educate you on your trees’ needs. For this reason, our staff is well trained to recognize beneficial insects that help naturally suppress pest populations. Doing so allows beneficial insects to naturally augment existing populations within thresholds.
Did you know? We also provide tick and mosquito control? See Eric’s Tick & Mosquito to learn more.
ADDITIONAL SERVICES TO PROTECT YOUR TREES
CABLING & BRACING
Cables and brace rods are supplemental supports intended to reduce the risk of structural failure. Consequently, they are typically used at weak branches or with co-dominant (multiple) stems. This additional support works with the tree to maintain against wind or snow loads.
Structural support systems should only be installed after a thorough evaluation of tree health by our certified CT arborist. Therefore, all materials and techniques MUST comply with published industry standards.
Each year, more than one million trees in the United States are struck by lightning.
A single lightning strike can kill a tree instantly. It can also weaken the tree. After a tree is weakened, it is more susceptible to be invaded by boring insects and secondary invaders. Such diseases or foliar feeding insects can quickly kill a tree. With this in mind, trees struck by lightning MUST be removed by an arborist due to structural degradation.