Tree Fertilization

Signs Your Tree Is Under Stress

Most trees that have reached maturity will be fairly easy to care for an require minimum maintenance. However, other factors can also come into play. If you have noticed any of the following signs or symptoms of stress on your trees in Stone Mountain, Ga. be sure to call a Certified Arborist at North American Tree Service to schedule a free estimate for your trees before it is too late! Here are a few signs to look out for:

Dropping Limbs

Limb dropping is a very common thing that could be from either a poor pruning job that resulted in the limbs not healing properly to form strong bonds, internal tree problems such as bacterial wetwood or just part of that specific tree’s nature. River birch trees for example are known to drop large limbs and branches year round without any cause or explanation. However, more often than not, a tree that is dropping limbs in Stone Mountain, Ga. is a definite cause for worry and should be assessed by an Arborist at North American Tree Service as soon as possible.

Yellowing/Dropping Leaves

Overwatering or drought are the most common causes of the trees dropping leaves. This could also be a nutrient deficiency in the soil. When you call North American Tree Service, we can perform soil test in Stone Mountain, Ga. and determine if the soil is causing a problem for the tree and if any nutrients need to be added.

Slimy Discharge

Improper pruning cuts leave your trees exposed to all types of damage including pests and slime flux. This bacterial deisease causes sap to ooze from the wound. If this has already infected you trees, its best to call a Certified Arborist as soon as possible to assess the damage and give you a treatment plan.

Peeling Bark

Trees will naturally exfoliate themselves and rid the dead layers as it grows. However disease, insect and animal fungus are the most common reasons for peeling bark. These are usually the last stages of tree decline, meaning the tree most likely will not be able to be saved at this point. However, one of our certified Arborist’s will be able to determine how far along the decay has actually gone and if the tree can be saved or not.

Ants Around The Trunk

Carpenter ants only nest and feed on decayed wood, meaning there could be a much larger problem with the tree. The actual decay of the tree could be caused by a number of factors including drought, environmental stress, disease etc. This could be determined at the time of the estimate by one of our certified Arborists at North American Tree Service.

Mushrooms Near The Base

Honey fungus is a deadly fungi that attacks a trees root system and causes decline. Signs of honey fungi are flat top, yellow-brown mushrooms near the base of your trees. These are usually cause by overwatering since mushrooms and other fungi thrive in extremely wet conditions. Not performing proper prunes on your dead and diseased limbs can also cause the invasion of this fungi. If you notice this fungi growing on your property in Stone Mountain, Ga. be sure to call a Certified Aborist from North American Tree Service to assess the other trees and plants around it, as this disease is easily spread.

Keep your trees healthy and call today for an estimate on your trees by a Certified Arborist from North American Tree Service!

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Benefits of Fertilizing your Trees.

Fertilization is something that is widely recommended and also largely over looked. A common misconception is that only sick or dying trees benefit from fertilization. This is not the case at all! Trees love fertilization just as much as any of your plants do. There are many benefits of fertilization listed below :

Stabilize the Soil

Unfortunately, soil is not a ”one size fits all” thing. It contains many different elements and minerals such as boron, chlorine, cobalt, copper, iron, manganese, magnesium, molybdenum, sulphur and zinc that are vital to the health and survival of your trees and shrubs. At North American Tree Service, we always have our certified technicians take a proper soil test to determine exactly what your soil is lacking and where it can improve. This way, we avoid adding too much of the wrong element to the soil, which could end up killing the tree! This is why it is so important to make sure you hire a certified arborist to asses your trees. We have four certified arborists on staff that are prepared to diagnose your tree and make a plan to keep it healthy!

Can Cure Dying Trees

While unfortunately this isn’t always the case, usually a deep root fertilization done by a certiifed technician on a tree that looks sick or unhealthy, can sometimes reverse the effects and bring it back to life! By providing the tree with a maximum amount of nutrients, it can help the tree to become strong enough to completely fight off some infections. Now while fertilizer is a great thing for a dead or dying tree, it can also maximize the problem and kill the tree if the wrong type of fertilizer is used. North American Tree Service has a staff full of tree care industry experts that are able to determine exactly what route to take when deciding what type of fertilizer is safe and should be applied to your tree.

Save Money Over Time

By making the initial decision to fertilize your trees, you were actually making a long-term decision to not have to remove them. This in turn will save you money as tree removal is much more costly and dangerous than tree fertilization. We recommend our customers get ahead of the problem before it starts by contacting one of our certified arborist today for a free estimate on any of your tree care needs.

Helps the Grass

Fertilization can help strengthen the roots of the grass in your yard, allowing them to absorb more water more quickly preventing large mud holes every time it rains. If you have an area in your yard where the water just seems to collect every time it rains, you might want to do a fertilization just to prevent any further soil damage or potential root root for the trees! Did you know heavy rain is the most dangerous element for a dead tree? Even a tree that looks completely healthy on the outside could be hollow all the way up. This means as soon as it rains, especially if you have water collecting at the base of the tree, it could cause it to uproot completely. Give us a call today if you have any questions about the trees in your yard and are located in any of our service areas listed below.

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4 New Years Resolutions for your Landscape!

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed all this time off with your loved ones as much as we did! With the new year right around the corner its time for some new year resolutions for your landscapes.

Landscaping is not an easy task by any means but it is so important to maintain the health of your trees and shrubs for so many reasons. Small additions to your lawn, or simply maintaining the plants and trees you already have can add so much to your property value. Also, did you know that anxiety and stress is drastically lowered when trees are visible in homeowners yards? Crazy, right? But true! Here are a few things you can do to your lawn to bring in the new year right.

  1. Mulch, Mulch, Mulch!

    Something so important is so easily forgotten or disregarded. Your trees love mulch just as much as your flower gardens do! All that sweet composted organic material helps to conserve water at the base of your tree, adds nutrients to the soil, prevents erosion and so much more! At North American Tree Service, we recycle ALL of our trees into mulching products available to the public at a wholesale price! We also carry red, black, and brown colored mulches that are 100% safe to use in any garden beds you would like. Give us a call today for quotes on delivery! Our mulch site is www.lifemulch.com.

  2. Proper Pruning

    Notice the emphasis on PROPER? Improper pruning can actually lead to the death of a tree. Leaving large gash wounds too far away from the branch collar can prevent a tree from being able to actually repair the wound and continue to grow properly. However, proper pruning promotes LOTS of healthy growth to your trees. Pruning is usually something we perform in the winter while the tree is dormant to ensure optimal growth and repair in the next growing season. Make sure to give us a call for any pruning needs. We have many pruning specialists on board with us that are well equipped to maintain your most beautiful trees!

  3. Fertilization

    Your trees need love too! A lot of people are under the misconception that all trees will be fine without fertilization. While this might be true for some disease resistant species, it doesn’t stand true for all. You will find if you ever decide to grow any type of fruit tree that within the first year it will be covered in disease and pests that will potentially kill the tree and all the juicy fruit that comes with it! At North American Tree Service, we perform routine fertilization for all your trees to ensure longevity and prevent any pests or diseases.

  4. Tree Planting

    There are hundreds of beautiful species to add to your landscape! A few of our favorites are maples, magnolias, river birch, and crepe myrtles. Every tree comes with certain maintenance issues, so it’s important to do your research and figure out which drawback would be a deal breaker, whether that’s large roots, pesky droppings or diseases. North American Tree Service always try’s to save the tree before removal and we love to give back to the environment by replanting what we take out! If you have any questions about certain species or tips on planting, please give us a call today!

At North American Tree Service, we specialize in tree and plant care and would love to assist you in your next project! For any questions or concerns please give us a call -

(770) 554-9406

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