— FAQ’s —

 

What is Tree Pruning?

Tree Pruning is necessary to maintain or improve the health, appearance and safety of your trees. We approach pruning with two basic goals in mind:
Structural Pruning. This encourages trees and shrubs to develop their branches for maximum health and strength. In addition to removing any dead or weak limbs, our arborists will improve the structural integrity of your trees and help them maintain their ideal shape.
Ornamental Pruning. Our ornamental pruning services are aimed at keeping your trees and shrubs looking their best, no matter the season. From minor shaping to removing diseased or broken branches, we use only pruning techniques that reinforce the plant’s health while bringing out its natural beauty.

 

Some reasons and issues that you would need your trees prune are:

  • Limbs that interfere with power lines, obstruct streets or sidewalks or are dead, rubbing together, diseased, or have been damaged by bad weather or storms.
  • Gutters, roofs, chimneys and windows.
  • To provide greater sunlight and improve air movement for a healthier lawn.
  • Create a better structure to prevent potential storm damage.
  • Training younger trees, so they develop a strong form and desirable form.
  • Thinning or removal of unnecessary branches.
  • Improving the shape or silhouette of the trees.

When done correctly, pruning can revitalize tired trees and shrubs, create healthier plants and stimulate a more spectacular blooming season. Careless or overzealous pruning services, on the other hand, can damage the health of your plants. That’s why it’s critical to select a Tree Care firm with a rich understanding of exactly when, how and why to prune your trees and shrubs.

 

At Ken’s Tree Care, our pruning services are handled by on-staff arborists who care about serving the best interests of your plants. Our arborists are well-versed in the most effective pruning practices for all species of trees and shrubs.

 

Why would I need to remove my tree?

Tree removal is always a last resort, but there some circumstances that make it necessary. Some of those circumstances are as following:

  • The tree is dead or dying.
  • The tree is considered not repairable and hazardous.
  • The tree is causing an obstruction that is impossible to correct through pruning.
  • The tree is crowding and causing harm to other trees.
  • The tree is going to be replace with a more suitable type of tree for the property or area.
  • There is new housing being built and trees need to be removed

What is involved in land clearing?

Many construction companies subcontract tree removal companies to help with this service. Land clearing is removal of all trees and stumps on a particular area of land. This is an efficient way of make room for new construction sites.

 

Why should we use Organic Mulch?

To better protect your shrubs and children. It is excellent for:

  • Impact in playgrounds
  • Retains soil moisture
  • Protects roots/heat/cold
  • Adds organic matter to soil
  • 
Inhibits weeds
  • Dark brown color

What is Plant Healthcare?

Plant Health care is a holistic approach to plant care that focuses on the health and growth of plants. PHC is taking care of your plants properly and is a practical solution for property owners to offer their plants to prevent them from being taken over by insects, diseases and environmental stress. An effective Plant Health Care Program combines both Sprays and Feeds to protect the overall health of your Trees and Shrubs.

 

What Is Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?

Ken’s Tree Care has implemented a program to better care for your trees and shrubs. Our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) visits will benefit your plants by performing greater monitoring with more specific applications.

Rather than performing a “cover spray” on all of your trees and shrubs, killing good and bad insects and using excessive materials, our certified technicians inspect individual plants to identify specific disease and insect problems. Then they choose to carry out the least invasive, yet most effective treatment possible.

 

Why Do I Need Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?

• Less unneccesary chemicals applied
• Targeted applications directed only to the pest
• Greater flexibility and treatment options during application visit
• Correcting problems sooner for minimal impact on plants and shrubs
• An overall healthier environment
• Safer for children and pets

 

What is the process of Poison Ivy Spraying?

Multiple applications are necessary for proper control of Poison Ivy. It inuclides cutting of heavy vines on our 2nd and 3rd visits. 2 applications minimum in late spring/early summer. This may take 2-3 years for complete control. After 3rd year, 1 monitoring visit per year is usually sufficient

 

How do you Winterproof?

We Winterproof with a spray application of anti-desiccant applied to leaf surfaces to minimize winter moisture loss. It is generally applied to broad-leaf evergreens such as: Azaleas, Mountain Laurel, Rhododendron and Andromeda. Some years 2 applications may be needed due to weather conditions.

 

What are Seasonal Horticultural Oils?



Spring Horticultural Oil: A spray application used to control various insects and their eggs on a variety of trees and shrubs including: Azalea, Andromeda, Rhododendron, Hemlock, Spruce, Pine, Cherry and Plum trees and shrubs. AKA Dormant Oil. One application done in spring (March-April Early May). Often the first application of the year.

Summer Horticultural Oil: A spray application used to control various insects and their eggs on a variety of trees and shrubs including: Azalea, Andromeda, Rhododendron, Hemlock, Spruce, Pine, Cherry and Plum trees and shrubs. One application in June/July/Early August.

Fall Horticultural Oil: A spray application used to control various insects and their eggs on a variety of trees and shrubs including: Azalea, Andromeda, Rhododendron, Hemlock, Spruce, Pine, Cherry and Plum trees and shrubs. AKA Dormant Oil. One application done in fall (Late August/Sept/Oct/Nov).

 

What is Deer Proofing?

Deer meandering through a well-cared for landscape can cause irreparable harm to your shrubs, lawn and gardens. If just one deer finds its way into your yard, it will leave behind its scent – luring many more to your yard. Fortunately, there are a variety of technical and natural deer repellents and deterrents including deer resistant plants to protect your vibrant, healthy landscape.

 

If you have unwanted deer traffic in your landscape, we can examine your property and look for ways to make it more deer resistant. Fencing and other barriers may provide relatively effective relief, but they are not viable in every situation. Ken’s Tree Care can provide more effective solutions through safe and natural deer repellents and deterrents.

 

Ken’s Tree Care qualified professionals can determine the best type of deer repellent and deterrent methods to apply for your property. If a natural deer repellent best suits your home environment, our bio-friendly products are strategically placed to eliminate deer movement through your property. We may also suggest certain deer resistant plants and other foliage that can impede the progress of deer though and area and deter them from causing further damage to shrubs and trees.

 

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