Plant Health Care

Plant Health Care

A Professional Approach to Plant Care

Your trees deserve expert care

There are many factors that can affect tree health, most of which can be prevented with proper tree care. Sorenson Tree Service can keep your trees in great heath with full-service plant health services. We use environmentally safe pesticide and disease treatments that protect your trees without damaging the rest of your property.

Contact us today to schedule a plant health consultation.

Allow your backyard to bloom

Taking care of your trees is important to the health and beauty of your landscape. Sorenson Tree Service provides a variety of plant health care services that can protect and improve your lawn, including:

  • Emerald ash borer trunk injections
  • Preventive apple scab treatments
  • Japanese beetle control
  • Deep root fertilization
  • Growth regulator treatments
  • Anti-desiccant spray
  • Insect control treatments

Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer also known by the acronym EAB, is a green or jewel colored beetle native to North-Eastern Asia that feeds on ash species. These beetles chew on ash leaves, and lay eggs in the bark of ash trees. The larvae feeds on tissues that are below the bark. This halts the trees natural process of transporting water and important nutrients. If untreated, this infestation will kill the tree. Preventative treatments can be done that are good for two growing season before re-treatment is needed.

This infestation was first discovered in Minnesota in 2009, and since has killed many of the states population of ash trees. Minnesota is home to one of the largest ash tree populations in the entire country.

Signs of EAB:

  • Canopy Thinning and Crown Dieback
  • Epicormic Sprouting
  • Woodpecker Damage
  • D-Shaped Exit Holes
  • S-Shaped Galleries & Splitting Bark
Preventive Apple Scab Treatments

Preventive Apple Scab Treatments

Apple Scab is a fungus that can cause yellowish brown leafs and early defoliation. This disease infects the fruit and leaves of apple trees. Can be preventably treated with 3 applications in early Spring.

Japanese Beetle Control

Japanese Beetle Control

Japanese Beetles skeletonize leaves by feeding on tissue between the major veins creating a lace-like appearance. Damaged leaves trim brown and may fall off. They feed on a number of hosts including Birch, Linden and Crabapple. Infestation and feeding damage can be controlled with usually 2 spray applications starting in early July.

Anti-Desiccant Spray

Anti-Desiccant Spray

Anti-desiccant sprays work by adding a protective waxy coating to the leaves to help slow water loss through the leaves. One application should be done in late Fall and followed up with another application in early Spring.

Deep Root Fertilization

Deep root fertilization is the best method to keep your trees healthy when living outside their natural habitats. Through this process nutrients are being delivered directly to the roots for an immediate boost of health. It is a high pressure injection process that reaches the deepest roots. This method is such an important plant healthcare process to maintaining healthy trees. This service is often used when there is reduced foliage, yellowing or light green leaves, or thinning or dying tips of branches.