Tree Care

Nutrient Treatment, Insect Control & Fertilization
Trees usually show obvious signs of their sickness, just like humans, but not always.  The signs may be evident, like dying branches, discolored leaves or bark falling away from the trunk.  Or, the tree’s distress may be less noticeable as when important supporting roots rot just below the soil line.  Regardless of whether the distress is obvious or not, it takes a trained eye to spot symptoms early and a seasoned expert to treat the tree with the proper nutrients.

Trees that get regular applications of essential nutrients look better, grow stronger, and live longer. The tree professionals at Mid Ohio Tree Service can detect problems and recommend the best time for treatments, before signs of nutrient deficiency are visible and plant growth has been compromised.

Thousands of insect species and disease organisms are attracted to trees. Numerous species are capable of severely damaging or even killing trees. Professional tree care and an insect management program can protect your investment. Of course, prevention is the best treatment. Early detection, identification, diagnosis and a recommended treatment program by a qualified arborist are essential aspects of a tree’s preventive care program. If you suspect more severe infestation, call us immediately for an emergency arbor analysis.

The single most important preventive measure you can take to enhance the health, beauty and vigorous growth of your trees is regular and proper fertilization. Most trees are under-fertilized. Unfortunately, your yard does not have the naturally fertilized conditions found on the forest floor. What’s more, tree roots must fight with other plants to obtain the nutrients they need and overcome obstacles, such as compacted soil, rock and sandstone ledges and work around buildings and paving to get the nutrients they need. In fact, more trees are killed by preventable root problems than any other cause. In most cases, a proper fertilization program can save the tree.
tree trimming
The next time you are driving through town, keep an eye out for trees that look like they have been “topped”. “Topping” is an improper trimming method wherein upward growth limbs are randomly cut mid-branch to reduce the height or span of the tree. It is sometimes used to try to force fuller limb growth. It is similar to that techniques one might use to shear a hedge of bushes. However, it is not a proper technique to use on trees and damages them. Even to an untrained eye, spotting trees that have been “topped” is easy. Trees simply don’t recover from this damage.

Unfortunately, there are unscrupulous “tree toppers” around who prey on unsuspecting homeowners. And yes, untrained homeowners do some of the damage themselves. You only have one chance to prune a tree correctly because even decades of growth can’t repair “topping” damage. Mid Ohio Tree Service’s field arborists believe no cut should be made without a specific reason and benefit for the tree. They know exactly where to prune a limb to continue the healthy growth of the tree. Don’t let “tree toppers” prune hundreds of dollars off your home’s value.

Our climbers don’t use climbing spikes except on trees that are being removed! Climbing spikes make climbing easier but damage the tree’s bark, allowing insects to penetrate the tree. The use of climbing spikes can cut the life span of a tree by as much as 25%. Trained professionals don’t use spikes.

After many years, trees can outgrow their original purpose and obstruct property views. In this case, the professionals at Mid Ohio Tree Service can advise you of the least traumatic alterations to your tree that will maintain maximum property value and visual appeal.

Carelessness by inexperienced tree trimmers can have catastrophic results. The Crews of Mid Ohio Tree Service are highly experienced and fully insured. We maintain complete insurance coverage including liability insurance and workers’ compensation insurance to ensure you and your investment are well protected. Copies are provided upon request. To keep premiums low, our field arborists undergo regular and exhaustive training programs. Our customers benefit from both our ritual training and our low premiums.