A Locally Owned and Operated Tree Care Company in Garland, TX
Greg Hunt (Greg the Arborist) has over 40 years of experience in landscape planting and maintenance, evaluating indoor planting problems for major clients and working as an arborist in the Dallas area. This experience has allowed him to understand the variables involved in creating healthy landscapes, not only for trees, but for the entire environmental association between trees, plants and lawns. This starts with understanding Nature’s example of the relationship between plants and trees with the organisms in the soil where they grow. The plant, by the process of photosynthesis, feeds the microbes and fungi sugars and carbohydrates while in turn, the microbes and fungi feeds the plants by unlocking the nutrients and minerals it needs that are in the soils. Chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides damages this natural process and keeps it from working as a natural system. We need to show how knowledge, creativity, and innovation can drive transformation in all sectors of society to enable this new relationship of harmony with nature to develop, thus re-defining sustainability in terms of all life on Earth. This is what our objective is as a company.
One of the best explanations for the biology of what is happening in the soil is provided by an article in Turf magazine titled “Landscape Trends: Introducing Regenerative Lawn Care,” July14, 2020. It explains how the use of chemical fertilizers slowly kills the living organisms, which naturally provide food to the plant. This process leaves the plants dependable on the synthetic (chemical) fertilizer and is why the chemical companies have to have so many (4 to 6 weeks apart for TruGreen) applications in a year. Weed and Feed fertilizers are worse because they contain a herbicide. Three or less yearly “organic/non-chemical treatments,” in most cases, can start to revitalize the soil so that it is healthy and safe for everyone (including the micro and macro-organisms in the soil). Less treatments are needed each following year and this reduces costs.
Greg the Arborist is also associated with Ash Tree Service because of their knowledge and their dedication to excellent work. This insures that his high standards are maintained. Ash Tree Service is a full tree service company and has been in business for over 15 years. They use organic practices whenever possible and specialize in organic nutrition and fertilization for your trees, lawn and plants . Together we set ourselves apart with our ability to get the difficult jobs done and with our knowledge and ability to diagnose and analyze the various conditions on site to determine what’s best for your trees in order to give them proper care. Website: ashtreeservicetx.com
Due to winter damage dead shrubs should be removed or trimmed back so new growth can start at the base the plants. Soil treatments now are necessary to start or keep the microbes active providing nutrients to the plants. Small landscape replanting of shrubs and ornamental trees can be provided to replace dead plants.
Most trees that have been fertilized with chemical fertilizers or have not been fertilized at all can develop small and weak root system structures. The tree shown should have been removed prior to the storm. This is one of the reasons an arborist inspection is important.
Tree Pruning is a vital part of tree care. It involves the selective removal of certain parts of the tree, such as branches and roots. When done correctly, regular tree pruning can improve the overall appearance and structure of the tree, which prevents the development of weak branches.
Deep Root Fertilization
Deep root fertilization for trees is a process where a pipe is inserted underneath the soil so that pressurized fertilizer can be placed directly by the roots. This ensures that the tree gets the most out of the fertilizer. Deep root fertilizer helps promote healthy tree growth.
Arborjet Services is the newest scientific breakthrough for tree care. It’s a three-step process of drilling into the tree, plugging, and injecting a formulated solution directly into the tree. This advanced application method delivers significantly better fertilization and pest control than any other alternative method.