Tree and Shrub Health Care

At Westside Forestry we are true arborists. An arborist is a specialist in the care of individual trees. Arborists are knowledgeable about the needs of trees. Arborists are licensed, trained, and equipped to provide proper tree care. It is an investment that can lead to many years of health and beauty for your trees. Our certified arborists will inspect your trees and make an assessment of the plan required for repair, removal, or ongoing maintenance.

There are thousands of insect species and diseases that are attracted to trees and shrubs. Many cause little damage or aesthetics issues. It's the insects and diseases that are capable of severely damaging or even causing death that requires professional management.
Property inspections, detections, identifications, and diagnosis by our technicians and certified arborist will help prevent problems and possibly cure other situations. Our recommended treatment program will aid in the health and appearance of your landscape.

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Customized Prescription Healthcare for Trees and Shrubs

Well cared for trees are attractive and can add considerable value to your property, poorly maintained trees can be a significant liability. Pruning or removing trees, especially large overgrown trees, can be dangerous work. Such tree care should be left to those who are trained and equipped with the proper machinery.

Our certified arborists will provide a Prescription Health Care program designed around your specific trees and their respective conditions. From emergency tree care to ongoing tree maintenance, our team of tree and shrub experts will ensure your trees and shrubs are as healthy as possible.

Specialized Tree & Shrub Care Program

We offer foliar insecticide and fungicide sprays to control a broad range of insect and disease problems. We treat trees and shrubs up to 65 feet. A specialized program for foliar applications is suggested for best results.

We also offer deep-root feeding for all you ornamental trees and shrubs. Deep-root feeding is a very beneficial service that is part of our program for fertilization of trees and shrubs. Generally, this application is done in the fall with a low, steady release of nitrogen that is high in phosphorus and potash. This application helps to build a strong root system within the trees and shrubs.

For winter protection we offer an anti-desiccant liquid foliar application to reduce winter drying and damage.

Integrated Pest Management (I.P.M.) safety procedures are always followed by our arborists and technicians. We properly diagnose, identify, and treat target pests and fungus using I.P.M. We communicate our diagnosis to you and treat accordingly. Your part is to be proactive following our instructions regarding cultural practices and mechanical and watering procedures.
  • One (1) foliar dormant oil application
  • Four (4) foliar insecticide/miticide applications
  • One (1) deep-root fertilization of the landscape
  • One (1) anti-desiccant application
  • Monitoring and analysis by certified technician every application

Specialized Tree and Shrub Care Maintenance Programs

For many trees and shrubs, our Specialized Tree and Shrub Program will be sufficient to treat disease and prevent future issues from occurring. The Specialized Tree and Shrub Program offers foliar insecticide and fungicide sprays to control a broad range of insect and disease problems. In most cases, a specialized maintenance program designed around the specific tree is required to renew your tree and shrubs to their original health.

  • Apple Scab Program

    Apple Scab is a fungus that is spread by weather and insects. This program is specifically designed to help reduce the Apple Scab fungus and keep it from spreading. Foliar fungicide applications are recommended to suppress Apple Scab.

  • American Elm Program

    Dutch Elms Disease affects American Elm Trees. The fungus grows under the bark. A fungicide injection is recommended to suppress the disease.

  • Austrian Pine Program

    Diplodia Tip Blight is a fungus that affects Austrian Pines. Foliar fungicide applications are used to suppress the spread of Diploidia. Also recommended is maintenance control by the homeowner by removing fallen cones and needles from the base of the tree.

  • Birch Program

    Birch Trees have two potential problems in Michigan landscapes – Leaf Miner and Birch Borer. These insects can cause not only defoliation but also the death of the trees. This program consists of foliar spray applications for control of Leaf Miner and an injection to control Birch Borer.

  • Euonymus and Magnolia Program

    Euonymus and Magnolias are subject to scale insect problems at any time of the season. The Euonymus and Magnolia Program is a series of foliar spray applications strategically scheduled during the season.

  • Leaf Blight Program

    Leaf Blight is a potentially deadly fungus that quickly attacks multiple species of trees. Leaf Blight lesions appear on the leaf tissue and quickly move to infect the entire branch. The Leaf Blight Program consists of foliar applications of an anti-biotic and fungicide. Severe cases may also require a Mauget injection.

  • Ornamental Pear Program

    Rust disease affecting Pear Trees. We spray a fungicide on the leaf tissue to prevent the fungus from taking hold.

  • Spruce & Fir Program

    Needle cast has become an issue in the area. It requires multiple sprays to protect the foliage of the trees.

  • White Pine Program

    Applications of a foliar fungicide are applied for control of needle fungi. For control of insects, a combination of foliar spraying and soil soaking application is required.