Majestic Tree Care
No factor has a greater impact upon tree health, than the environment in which it exists. Healthy trees require rich soil that benefits from natural nutrient cycling, harbors beneficial microorganisms (microbes), has adequate soil pore space for oxygen, and can store water needed for hydration.
Urban environments are generally harsh, absent of the rich soil found in natural environments. Nutrient cycling is interrupted by the removal of leaf litter and oxygen is often restricted due to compacted soil. The result is lower oxygen levels as well as a decline of beneficial microbes and overall soil biology. These stressors can leave your trees vulnerable to other maladies, including insect and disease problems. All of these stress factors can manifest in the slow decline of your tree.
Songbird Landcare programs are designed to alleviate and reverse stress associated with the urban environment and are centered upon an understanding of plant and soil science, as well as the use of current technology. Though traditional synthetic products are used when needed, programs are “biologically based” so as to improve sustainability.
Treatment prescribed may include:
Deep Root Therapy
Used to alleviate the harsh conditions of an urban environment, Deep Root Therapy consists of soil injection of nutrients, liquefied organic amendments, beneficial microorganisms (microbes), and soil surfactants (helps drought resistance). Treatment is used in the maintenance of healthy trees and in the rejuvenation of stressed trees.
The root zone is aerated by drilling 2″ diameter holes x 12″ depth on 24″ centers, allowing freer movement of gases, including essential oxygen, through the soil profile. Organic soil amendments, which aid water retention, soil nutrient holding capacity, and biological processes within the soil, are incorporated into aeration holes.