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Soil Care


Proper soil management is necessary to maintain healthy trees, shrubs & plants. Healthier trees and shrubs are not only more aesthetically pleasing but are also far less susceptible to attack from the plethora of opportunistic insects and diseases that exist in the urban landscape that weaken and or kill their host.                     

Urban landscapes have virtually no resemblance to the natural wooded environment that trees have genetically evolved to recognize and prosper in. Turf, asphalt and concrete replace the “forest floor” which is a living organic environment where life sustaining tree roots reside and prosper in. In addition to anchoring a tree, the roots soak up water and nutrients and transport them to the leaves where the photosynthesis process generates life sustaining energy.

The rich organic soil layer found within the top six to eight inches of the forest is markedly absent from developed urban areas. It has been scraped away during site development and has not been replenished because people deny the decomposition of fallen leaves and branches that yield critical nutrients and invite microbial activity.


The cornerstone of our tree and shrub stewardship is the creation and sustainment of a fertile, organically rich and living soil habitat. We accomplish that in a holistic and environmentally friendly manner engaging the most up to date soil science data produced in extensive field trials and not merely in a lab


Yucca, sea kelp, beneficial soil fungi, biochar, macro and micro nutrients and other organic materials are mixed into the soil of the Critical Root Zone using an Air Spade. This loosens the soil to improve aeration and reduce compaction, without any negative impact on the root system and temporarily revitalizes depleted soils, providing heightened vigor and vitality to the tree.

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