Time an time again we encounter diseased plants and trees which look quite bad. The sad part it allot of this could be avoided by using appropriate tree care methods. Local councils generally for the most part have ongoing programs in action which aim to do just that. If your local suburban trees look in need of some extra attention be sure to inform you local council in order to ensure the long term health of the trees in your neighborhood preserving the natural beauty of the area. Here is an interesting article we came across covering just that.

“A plant health care (PHC) program can take the effort out of your landscape work and give you back the time you envisioned having to enjoy it,” she says. Plants, and trees especially, are valuable assets for your landscape. A PHC program accomplishes this by using specialized monitoring and problem-solving methods designed to prevent high-cost plant/tree replacement in the long run.

Most homeowners with yards enjoy the thought of an inviting landscape they can show off and enjoy. But creating a beautiful outdoor living space takes effort and patience.

“Attempting to force beauty onto trees and shrubs with bad pruning methods and over-zealous spraying for pests is a haphazard approach that wastes time and money, with only sickly plants to show for it,” says Tchukki Andersen, CTSP, Board Certified Master Arborist and staff arborist for the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA).

Read more…