While plants are exceptionally good at making the most out of their environment, they often need a helping hand to thrive to their full potential. We take an ecological approach to helping keep urban yards and gardens green and beautiful.
Urban Tree & Landscape’s plant health care unit focuses on controlling damage caused by the spread of common pests and plant diseases that haunt the urban forest, using the most ecologically sound practices possible.
We have the expertise to examine your tree or shrub for potential problems and to accurately diagnose these issues. Where a question arises as to a particular diagnosis, we have access to additional resources, such as the University of Minnesota plant pathology lab, where we can submit samples for quick analysis. And to prevent potential health issues in your trees, we can assess their risk level by considering their current health and environmental conditions.
Some of the most important pests and diseases that affect our urban forest are:
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[DDET Emerald Ash Borer]
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been causing quite a buzz as it spreads throughout Minnesota. Although the tone of the media has been unsurprisingly gloomy regarding the ash tree outlook, there are two sides to the debate. A long-used treatment for other pesticide applications, recently approved in Minnesota for EAB, has shown outstanding results in eliminating the EAB larvae. And it does this with less frequent treatments, lower impact on the environment, and lower cost than any options previously available. We offer a 100% money back guarantee on the cost of the treatments. That’s your assurance that an investment to preserve your ash tree will be money well spent.[/DDET]
[DDET Oak Wilt]Oak Wilt is a lethal disease affecting both the red and white oak families of the Quercus (oak) genus. Caused by a fungus that invades the water-conducting cells within the internal tissue of the tree, Oak Wilt eventually leads to progressive defoliation, beginning in the canopy. Red oaks are more susceptible to this disease than white oaks and can die within 4-6 weeks of first showing symptoms. Since only preventative treatments exist for this disease, you must be proactive. If you’re concerned that your oak trees may be at risk of Oak Wilt, or that Oak Wilt may already be in your neighborhood, please contact us. We’ll be happy to offer treatment options and direct you to more resources regarding the nature and prevention of this disease.[/DDET]
[DDET Dutch Elm Disease]
Some still remember the days of the stately boulevard elms and their distinct cathedral-like canopy. What exists today is only a fraction of the once flourishing elm tree population, due to the ravages of Dutch Elm Disease (DED), and yet, elms remain an important component to the biodiversity in the urban forest. Through research and best management practices, we’ve found ways to effectively manage DED and greatly reduce the risks to your trees. Give us a call for more information on how to maintain and preserve your elm trees. [/DDET]
Urban Tree & Landscape is now proudly offering a 100% money back guarantee on Emerald Ash Borer treatments.
No gimmics, if your tree is destroyed by EAB under our treatment plan, we will refund 100% percent of the cost of your treatments. Its as simple as that.
The city of Apple Valley is currently offering subsidies to homeowners who opt to treat their oaks with an approved oak wilt preventative treatment. They will reimburse 50% of the cost of oak wilt treatments up to $500. You must only use one of the city’s licensed tree care companies. Here is a link to the required procedure on the city’s website. See items 4 and 5;
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Rainfall is typically not enough water for your plants. Plants rely on water to grow to their full potential. Be sure to research how to measure your rainfall and make sure you are watering your plants the proper amount.