TREE CARE TIPS

Nutrition

Like all living things, trees need an adequate amount of micronutrients, such as magnesium sulfate, limestone, gypsum, iron, and zinc. However, trees need very specific amounts of these compounds, applied at the proper time. A Joshua Tree Certified Arborist will be happy to advise you on the correct amounts of each.

Frost Damage

Frost damage can be prevented if your trees’ leaves stay hydrated during a period of severe cold.  An excellent way to help is to apply an antitranspirant to help your trees retain essential moisture.  Joshua Tree will be happy to recommend this beneficial application....just ask us!

Borer Insects

Borer insects are very hard to anticipate or eliminate. The best defense is simply maintaining your tree’s general health so it can bounce back if it does develop an infestation.  The latest threat in Eastern Pennsylvania is the Emerald Ash Borer....ask us about this recently arrived killer!

Overwatering / Poor Drainage

Overwatering or poor drainage can cause root rot in your trees. Fungicides or manganese treatments can be effective as treatments or preventative measures.  Ask Joshua Tree about your soil condition and what can be done to improve it!