Plant Health Care

Proper maintenance is key to keeping your trees and shrubs healthy. Alpine Tree Services is here to manage your long term investment in your landscape.

Why Contact Alpine’s ISA Certified Arborist for Plant Health Care?

Trees and shrubs represent a considerable long-term investment in your landscape. With proper care, these plants can provide beautiful surroundings, cooling shade, and many other benefits for decades. Alpine’s ISA Certified Arborist has the experience and training to detect many potential tree and shrub problems before they become life threatening or hazardous. In addition, Alpine can make tree and shrub recommendations, such as species selection and placement, to keep many problems from occurring in the first place. Alpine can also consult with other landscape services you may use, lawn care for example, to ensure that the treatments are coordinated and will not be harmful to your trees and shrubs.

Remember, the potential size and longevity of trees and shrubs warrants their special attention in your landscape. Bedding plants can be replaced in a few short weeks and a lawn in a single growing season, but it can take a lifetime or more to replace a mature tree.

What Does a Tree and Shrub PHC Program Cover?

Every home landscape is unique, so there is no standard PHC program. Plant Health Care programs do have features in common, however. First, PHC involves monitoring tree and shrub health. This step allows problems to be detected and managed before they become serious. The monitoring may be as simple as annual visits to check on a few special trees in your landscape, or it may involve more frequent quarterly or monthly inspections of all your trees and shrubs. The monitoring frequency and complexity of your PHC program depend on the size and diversity of your landscape as well as your particular landscape goals.

Second, if problems or potential problems are detected or anticipated during a monitoring visit, our ISA Certified Arborist will develop solutions. The solution could be a simple change in your lawn irrigation schedule, many trees are kept too moist or, more detailed suggestions, such as pruning or spot PHC applications.

Finally, PHC involves you, the client. Alpine will give you information about your trees and shrubs. This information ensures that decisions are made that address your concerns and are appropriate to your landscape budget and goals. Information may be provided through a variety of means. Obviously, discussions and answering questions are important means of conveying information, but many PHC programs include written recommendations after each monitoring visit.

Why do I need an arborist to manage my Plant Health Care?

Proper Tools & Equipment

Alpine utilizes large capacity equipment, including chippers, rubber-tracked mini-excavators with hydraulic thumbs, a 50-horsepower stump grinder, late model 4×4 chip trucks, and 60- and 75-foot reach bucket trucks.

Licensed & Fully Insured

Full Comprehensive & Liability insurance is a must. Make absolutely sure that the tree company you are using has full coverage. Insist the tree care professional provides you a certificate of insurance. It will also state workers compensation and liability as both are required to be fully insured. If a tree company knocks on your door or cold calls, there is a good chance they do not hold insurance. Most of the professional and trustworthy companies do not need cold call for work.

Quality Employees

Experienced personnel is one of the most critical elements to the success of Alpine Tree Services. We found early that we must attract and retain the highest quality employees. Alpine is the only residential / commercial tree service company in southern West Virginia with an ISA Certified Arborist and ISA Certified Utility Specialist on staff.

Safety Focused

Safety is the absolute most important aspect of tree work. Alpine Tree Services is committed to performing our services in the safest possible way. All employees are required to pass pre-employment drug screen, as well as random drug / alcohol screens throughout the year.

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