Plant Health Care
Shadywood Tree Experts works closely with our customers to keep your trees and shrubs healthy. Whether they require pruning, fertilization, insect or disease control or nothing at all, our International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborists will provide you with all the options available to solve your tree and shrub care needs.
Shadywood Tree Experts' Plant Health Care department utilizes the most advanced tools, equipment and techniques to care for your trees at a reasonable cost.
Why Plant Health Care?
The need for Plant Health Care is becoming more important with each year. New invasive insects and fungal diseases inadvertently brought over from Europe and Asia are threatening our trees, lakes and waterways.
To date, these invasive pests have killed millions of valuable trees in the United States. One such invasive pest, chestnut blight, has killed more than a 3 billion American chestnut trees in the eastern United States since 1900.
Once the eastern United State's primary source of lumber, the American chestnut is now a minor tree of no commercial significance.
Another invasive disease is Dutch elm disease. American elms once lined almost every street in the Midwest and Eastern United States. The arrival of Dutch elm disease in 1928 has killed a large number of these trees and has forced cities to replant with other tree varieties, with most common replacement tree being green ash.
Now, our ash trees are being threatened by an insect from mainland China. Emerald ash borer (EAB) has been confirmed in the Twin Cities as well as southeastern Minnesota. Originally discovered in Michigan in 2002, EAB has either killed or forced the removal of millions of ash trees in the midwest.
EAB is expected to continue spreading throughout Minnesota and the upper midwest. It is important to know that preventative treatments are available and highly effective for the emerald ash borer and Dutch elm disease, as well as for many other problems that affect our valued trees and shrubs. From preventative treatments, removal of dead and dying trees, to replanting, Shadywood Tree Experts is in a unique position to be able to provide all possible options for any of your tree care needs.