Plant Health Care

What is Plant Health Care?

Our Plant Health Care is a prescriptive approach to maintaining healthy trees and plants. Caldwell's approach is based on an initial arborist assessment of the site and site-specific recommendations for specific trees and plans. It may also include ongoing maintenance for ornamental trees/plants. Ongoing maintenance could include treatments or protocols that must be completed with multiple time-specific applications.

Ornamental maintenance typically addresses known pests/diseases that need preventive treatments, soil fertility issues, and curative treatments for conditions throughout the year. It is worth noting that in our area of the country, like many other areas, the climate has somewhat moderated, which has increased the life cycles of insects, diseases, and many other pests. In many cases, we have also seen an emergence of catastrophic pest activity like pine beetles, EAB, Ambrosia Beetles, shot hole disease, scale, etc.

Our program treats trees up to 35 feet in height as well as ornamental and woody shrubs, and larger plants. The products used for soil fertilization, insect, fungicide, and disease management are safe for humans, pets, and the environment.

Customized Approach

Each tree and plant is unique, and we tailor our treatments to address their specific needs. Our Arborists carefully assess the site, considering factors such as species, age, environmental conditions, and existing issues, to create a customized plan for optimal plant health.

Preventive and Curative Treatments

Our maintenance protocols encompass preventive treatments to address known pests and diseases proactively and curative treatments to tackle emerging issues and conditions throughout the year.

Sustainable Solutions

We are committed to environmentally responsible practices, and our treatments are designed to be targeted and specific, minimizing the impact on non-target organisms and the surrounding environment.
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Plant Health Assessment

Caldwell's approach is to assess needs and then treat or use an integrated plant health care program. Because of this approach, our clients expect us to manage pests, not eliminate them. That might seem odd, but certain activities go on in the biological world where certain beneficial organisms help manage pests. It is our goal to manage plant/tree health care at a threshold that embodies a balance between non-beneficial pests/diseases and benefits.

In terms of equipment for managing tree/plant health care, Caldwell owns multiple dedicated trucks to deliver proper micro and macro prescriptions. Our personnel in this area of service are either certified arborists or are on their way to becoming certified. Product education and usage are constantly being updated.

Our alliance with key vendors like Rainbow Scientific and Regal lets us stay in touch with the latest new products and solutions. Our activity in groups like the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), Georgia Arborist Association, Georgia Urban Agriculture Coalition, and the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) also helps Caldwell employees stay in touch with the latest trends.

Signs Your Plants Need Some Extra Care

Verticillium Wilt disease on plants

Visible Wilting

A wilting plant is the last thing any homeowner wants to witness in their beloved garden. This condition might stem from inadequate water, pest infestations, or environmental stresses such as extreme temperatures. Our professional plant health care services offer a lifeline in these instances by employing expert tree care and shrub maintenance strategies to rejuvenate your outdoor spaces.

By addressing the underlying issues, we not only help in retaining the value and aesthetic appeal of your property but also promote the health and longevity of your plants. For example, proper irrigation and pest management can save a plant from the brink of death, thereby safeguarding the homeowner's investment in their yard.

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Strange Leaves

When leaves display strange colors, bear holes, or unexpectedly drop, it's a clear sign that your plants are under duress. These symptoms might indicate nutritional deficiencies, pest attacks, or disease — all of which can diminish the value and beauty of your property.

Caldwell's plant health care services play a key role in diagnosing the issue and formulating a treatment plan to nurse the plants back to health. Reaching out to our professional care services will save not only their beloved plants but also mitigate the cost associated with replacing them. Our knowledge of effective care techniques will ensure your shrubs and trees thrive and enhance the overall appeal of your yard.

Sparse growth in shrubs

Poor Growth

Stunted growth in plants can be caused by unfavorable environmental conditions, root problems, and other issues. When your garden doesn't flourish as expected, you should consider plant health care services.

At Caldwell Tree Care, our professionals will delve into the root of the problem — whether it be soil compaction, poor nutrition, or water-related issues — and provide tailored solutions. Through our expert care, your shrubs and other greenery will receive the support they need to overcome growth barriers, allowing them to mature into beautiful, healthy plants.

Shrub affected by disease

Fungal Growth

Fungal growth in and around plant roots is a serious concern that requires immediate attention, as it can quickly lead to the deterioration and death of trees and shrubs. This condition often arises from excessive moisture or soil that lacks proper drainage, creating an environment where fungi thrive.

Our professional plant health care services are vital in such situations, as we'll offer treatments to halt the spread of the fungus and protect the plant's root system. By addressing fungal issues early on, property owners like you can preserve the value and beauty of their yards and ensure their plants continue to contribute positively to their homes and outdoor spaces.

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