We offer a wide range of services, from tree planting, pruning and removal, to municipal tree inventories, to site consultations covering tree safety and tree health assessments and treatment courses, including pest and disease problems. Our recognized expertise in diagnosing tree health and safety concerns, in assessing and completing needed tree care operations, combined with our decades of experience in the industry, means our clients get the most informed, up-to-date and accurate information, advice and services. Our inspiration comes from the trees we have the honor of touching, and we strive to do the best for them.
Tree Care Operations
Our experienced and trained arborists will provide the best quality care for your trees. We "listen" to what the tree has to tell us, and that informs how we determine the appropriate level of work.
- Planting: a critical first step. We select the best specimens available, we carefully correct root defects, and we make sure to place the tree in a loosened, irrigated and mulched soil environment.
- Pruning: from the all-important structural pruning for young trees, to maintenance pruning and deadwood removal on mature trees, to hazard mitigation and decline management - we understand the process and consequence of pruining trees and we do it right.
- Removal: eventually all trees will decline, and some will need to be removed before they fall and cause damage to property or people. We are careful and meticulous in our work, and we recycle all removed trees into mulch and urban lumber.
Are you concerned about the condition of your landscape, your trees and shrubs? Are you looking for ways to improve the health and longevity of those trees?
Our expertise in diagnosing the causes of stress and distress will provide you with the most accurate assessment of conditions and cures to those conditions. We are happy to do one hour minimum consultations at all scales, from the small yard to the commercial setting.
If needed, we can prepare reports and other documentation as required.
Accurate identification of the symptoms and signs of diseases and pests are needed in order to understand the real options for control and treatment. We have regionally recognized expertise in those areas, and are licensed as Commercial Pesticide Applicators by the New Mexico Department of Agriculture. We are also nature lovers, not quick to jump to chemical solutions!
Training and Education
Part of our mission is to increase knowledge about the urban forest, throughout our community and region. We have a few ways to address this.
Does your tree care business have some new employees who need a strong grounding in technical climbing skills, the practice and science behind effective and efficient pruning, or maybe disease and insect identification? We actively work to improve our colleagues in the industry; we don't think of them as competitors.
Maybe your neighborhood association, church group, kickball band or other civic group would like a speaker on basic tree care, or the value of the urban forest, or backyard fruit production? Reach out, we have people...
Does your city or town need to give the grounds maintenance crews some stronger tree care skills? We can help. Accurate information and effective training are our specialty!
We can provide reports detailing your piece of the urban forest: tree species, count, size, condition, and more. We can develop plans, based on realistic assessment of resources available, to best guide your urban forest management efforts.
We can provide reports detailing the condition or value (past or present) of any given tree or trees, and can provide expert witness services if needed in a court of law.
We take pride in our profession, and we take our work seriously (even though we do it because it's fun!). Our work products reflect this attention to detail, to content, to flow and to precise, accurate verbal commmunication backed up with pertinent images and references.
We are available to subcontract to larger site management entities needing our particular expertise. Let us help you.
Integrated Pest Management
We believe that living diversity is important for ecological sustainability. Even so, some pest species can cause significant damage to our trees and landscapes. Controlling those can be important, and is best achieved through a true Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach. IPM is based on knowledge - knowing what is happening on a given site, and knowing what and when to do about problems.
- Monitoring: with regular site visits, patterns can be seen developing, and problems headed off before they become too big.
- Cultural and physical controls: changes to what we grow and how we care for it can solve a lot of problems. Others can be solved through good-old-fashioned physical means, like removing egg masses or pruning off diseased branches.
- Applied chemicals: this is the last option, and comes into play when other attempts have not succeeded. All pesticides (insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, etc.) work because...well...they are POISONOUS! All life on Earth has a common root, and so the use of any poisons should be limited, targeted, and correctly dosed. We only use products with a low EIQ (Environmental Injury Quotient), and we always consider the pollinators in any decisions about chemicals.
Contact us to set up an IPM monitoring program for your landscape. It's like regular checkups from the doctor!