Plant Health Care

Richmond Plant Health Care & Tree Treatments

Plant Care for Your Trees and Shrubs

Tree removals should be a last resort. Your beautiful and high-value trees are worth treating and saving when disease and pests become a problem.

Many homeowners and businesses rely on monitoring and preventative treatments to keep their trees healthy.

If your trees have dying limbs, faded or spotted leaves, early falling leaves or excessive pests, it may be time to consider plant health care.

Orleans has arborists certified by the International Society of Arboriculture ready to monitor and manage your trees and shrubs.

Identifying Plant Issues in Your Yard

Your trees and shrubs should have green leaves, sturdy branches and healthy roots. It’s hard to ensure that without someone who can spot warning signs for trouble.

When you bring in an arborist, they can spot the pests and health problems you might be missing. This can include issues such as:

  • Discolored leaves
  • Nitrogen deficiencies
  • Pests
  • Fungus
  • Crowded roots
  • Tree diseases
  • Improper fertilization

In addition to finding and fixing problems with your trees, our team can help regulate plant growth.

Our arborists are trained to spot plant stress, structural issues and plant health concerns. You can rely on us to keep your trees and shrubs looking healthy and growing properly.

Common Tree and Shrub Concerns in Richmond, VA

Our plant health care program is designed to treat a wide range of tree diseases, growing problems and pests. Many homes in Richmond have very similar tree treatment needs.

Crape Myrtle Bark Scale

Starting in 2022, there was a large outbreak of crape myrtle bark scale infesting Richmond.

This tiny insect feeds on tree sap – which weakens the trees and cuts down on their lifespan.

The bugs speckled throughout your tree can make it less attractive, reduce growth and make it harder for the leaves and flowers to flourish.

In a worst case scenario, too many of these bark scales can suffocate your tree and kill it. Dead trees can be structurally unsafe, attract more pests and are an eyesore in your yard.

These pests come from Asia and initially were reported more in the southern portion of the United States, especially states near the Gulf of Mexico. Now they’ve made quite the presence in Richmond.

Our team can come out, identify the scale and get to work on eliminating the threat.

Dogwood Anthracnose

Virginia’s state tree is the dogwood. This beautiful flowering tree looks great in your yard but anthracnose can quickly change that.

This disease infects your trees and can cause your twigs, branches and leaves to dieback.

Your trees can end up showing cankers and eventually the disease will kill your dogwood.

Orleans can spot the symptoms of anthracnose and apply the correct treatments to save your trees.

 

Getting to the Root of the Problem

Many of the issues with your trees and shrubs can be attributed to problems with their roots.

Your roots could be too cramped, they could be rotting or your soil could be too smushed down.

Urban and suburban trees frequently struggle with healthy root growth. Your Richmond trees can be suffering from restricted root space due to nearby homes, driveways and utilities limiting where the roots can grow.

The ground surrounding your trees can really impact health. Soils become compact due to human activity. When your soil is too squished it is hard for tree roots to receive the water and oxygen needed to keep your tree alive.

Lastly, it’s likely your trees are competing with your grass for necessary minerals and water.

Orleans is here to help aerate your roots and create an environment that allows your trees to grow tall and strong.

How Orleans Can Help Your Trees and Shrubs Thrive

By understanding plant stress and knowing how to address it, our arborists can help your trees live longer and look better.

There are so many plant issues you could miss, our team will help keep you aware of any concerns.

Orleans can help you with:

Plant identification

Pest identification

Plant health problem assessments

Plant disease diagnosis

Tree structural issue recognition

Soil analysis

Watering plans

Drought

 Root inspections and care

 Tree and shrub installation

Soil moisture improvements

Fertilizer regimens

Vertical mulching

Root collar excavation

Get rid of plant diseases, address pest issues and treat root issues with help from Orleans. There are so many environmental pressures that make it hard for trees to grow in your yard.

Our team will build a plan for getting your trees and shrubs back on track.

Protect Your Trees with Diagnosis and Treatments

Pest-covered plants, droopy trees and yellowing shrubs make it hard to enjoy the landscape outside of your home.

Plant health care ensures your property looks great and you are cultivating a healthy yard.

The experienced arborists at Orleans can address your concerns and start working towards healthy and flourishing trees.

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