At Charter Oaks, we would much rather take care of a tree and save it than have to come and cut it down. Our certified arborists are experienced experts who happen to love trees. We provide a complete set of services to help maintain and protect trees from the many predators they face in the form of insects, diseases and fungi that can harm them severely and, left untreated, even fatally.
The first measure of defense is robust tree health. This requires good irrigation and nutrition, both of which will help them resist disease. Regular, deep watering of young trees and plantings during the hot and dry days of summer will ensure that they are not drought stressed. Tree fertilization by a trained expert will ensure they get the nutrients they need to ensure they stay healthy and grow normally.
Tress will however be attacked, infested or infected by the many diseases and insects with which they will come in contact. Fortunately, in many instances, the tree will show early and visible signs of its troubles. These telltale signs will include wilting, leaf dropping, cankers and spots, dead branches and limbs, mildew or sap drippings. Don’t ignore these signs. As with any living creature, early detection, treatment and care is best for trees as well. Some symptoms are relatively harmless and will go away but others can kill a mature tree within weeks. Our certified arborists can help you determine the best course of action.
If you see visible signs of trouble, browse our diseases and insects section, take a picture or two of the affected tree parts and send us an email. Don’t forget to include or text your pictures. You will be glad you did. Our staff will reach out to you with recommendations, which may include a free, on-site inspection and suggestions for ongoing treatment and care.
A good tree care program will take into consideration such things as the age of the tree and the species in question, the condition of the tree and type of disease or infestation, as well as local environmental conditions. Most important, we will discuss your goals and wishes with you and come up with a plan that works for you.
We take your trees seriously and they quickly become “our trees”.