Insects can cause a fairly healthy landscape to go into severe distress and decline with only moderate activity. A weakened tree can become vulnerable and highly susceptible to disease and fungus. The leaves of a tree play an important role providing the tree with food through photosynthesis, as well as many other functions important to their health and survival. Depending on the degree of infestation, tree damage ranges from light to almost complete defoliation. A tree that has been infested with insects has a life expectancy of 1-2 years.
Gypsy moths are one of the leading causes of tree deterioration on Long island. The damage is caused by the insect larvae, or caterpillars, which emerge from their eggs beginning in early spring and continuing through mid-May. The larvae move to the
leaves of trees and begin to eat, mostly at night. During daylight hours larvae generally seek shade from the sun, but daytime feeding can occur in heavy infestations.
Our certified technicians have the skills needed to address the many needs associated with keeping trees and plants healthy. They utilize special techniques, precision tools, and equipment to prolong the health and vigor of trees and plants. Eliminate the threat of infestation and defoliation by calling Hazel Services today.
Deep Root Fertilization
Deep Root Fertilization is a tree care method in which our certified technicians inject a balanced mix of fertilizer and tree nutrients directly into the root base of the tree. This maximizes the impact of the fertilization in the root system.
Deep root fertilization promotes tree health by improving the soil around the tree base. It reduces soil compaction and provides key soil aeration. Soil aeration enhances a tree’s ability to absorb water, oxygen, healthy bacterial organisms, and other essential nutrients within the root system. This allows for greater root function and overall tree health. This specialized fertilization stabilizes the tree’s root system and makes the surrounding soil around it healthier for root nutrition and expansion.