Our Tree & Shrub Care division provides scientific diagnosis and treatment services. They are the keys in prevention.

By keeping your trees healthy, they can fight off most diseases on their own…saving you a lot of money and keeping your landscape beautiful.
Integrity Tree Services incorporates three components to achieving this goal.
1. Site Evaluation
Getting a road map for where your landscape is and what areas need to be addressed. All of the areas listed in the  Tree and Shrub Care Report Form are reviewed in this visit.
2. Executing a Work Plan
Addressing the areas identified in the site evaluation.
3. Monitoring Visits
This is the backbone to keeping a healthy landscape over any extended period of time. Our Tree & Shrub Care professional will visit your landscape multiple times throughout the growing season to check on all aspects such as disease outbreaks, watering practices, nutrient deficiencies, and any unnecessary stresses put on the plants.

Insect & Disease Management

Each quarter, our Tree & Shrub Care division publishes a Seasonal Report and delivers it to our clients.  It discusses landscape topics such as plant diseases, fungi, insects, and environmental issues. It also keeps our clients up-to-date on the latest news and continuing education at Integrity Tree Services. Scroll down to view our Seasonal Report Newsletters.

Monitoring Visits

Plants are living organisms in which man, weather, and disease are constantly changing their environment. Plants cannot simply move. We must help give them what they need or they will die. Monitoring Visits are necessary for our arborists to keep up with changes dealt to the plants in your landscape. While on site, we take care of issues at-hand and schedule return treatments only when necessary.

Fertilization

Deep Root Fertilization is a key component in keeping your plants healthy and able to fight off disease and environmental stresses. Our standard fall fertilization program is our normal maintenance.  We also provide intensive treatments that may require multiple visits for stressed trees. The easiest way to combat infection of infestation is prevention. Keeping a healthy landscape, with the appropriate amount of water and fertilizer, will increase the vigor of your landscape plants so they are not easily stressed.  We offer spring and fall fertilizations as well as organic bio-stimulants.  Depending on the type of plant and what time of the year it is, we can diagnose the most suitable fertilizer to give your plants a boost.

Growth Control Treatments

At Integrity Tree Services, your cares are our cares! We care about your landscape which is why we use Cambistat® as a growth control treatment. Cambistat® is a plant growth regulator that slows the vegetative growth of plants by inhibiting gibberellin biosynthesis. Cambistat® is designed to gently and predictably slow the growth of trees. A single application provides a long lasting reduction of vegetative growth, effectively extending the trimming cycle of trees and reducing the amount of woody growth that must be removed. In addition, the use of Cambistat® may cause other plant growth effects that are beneficial for trees such as increased root density, improved drought and heat resistance, and higher tolerance to insects and diseases. Cambistat® will also benefit trees that are too large for their growing site and increase the longevity of trees growing in stressful environments.

Air Spade

Air Spading (root excavation) keeps us very busy each year. The picture shows improper planting and improper mulching will cause problems where your tree can become root bound and will eventually die. Another term commonly used is girdling roots or strangling roots. This happens as the roots wrap the trunk and, as both expand, they will eventually they strangle each other.

A very common problem that keeps customers calling us is related to how the tree or shrub was planted.  If a landscaped plant has a poor start, it will more than likely decline and not thrive to its full potential.  When a tree is planted too deep, it can eventually get strangled by its own root system.

Tree & Shrub Care Report Form

If you have a known concern regarding your trees and/or shrubs, please fill out our Online Tree and Shrub Care Report Form. This will allow our Tree & Shrub Care expert to give you a proper diagnosis of your trees and/or shrubs.

If you do not have the time to fill in the form,  you may download the Tree and Shrub Care Report Form (PDF), print, fill it out, and mail to Kim Boorsma at 2300 Sanford Ave SW, Grandville, MI 49418.

MOSQUITO ABATEMENT

While you’ve been outside either working in your yard or playing with your kids, you have 
also encountered nature’s mosquitoes. Integrity Tree Services offers a safe and effective mosquito abatement program we call Invisible Mosquito Shield.

Integrity Tree Services’ Invisible Mosquito Shield will help you reclaim your yard and protect what matters most.

One treatment every 2-3 weeks based on location and client request.

Diseases carried by mosquitoes include:

  • West Nile Virus (high risk in Ottawa & Kent counties)
  • Equine Virus (confirmed in Barry and Calhoun counties)
  • Zika Virus (now confirmed in Michigan)
  • Heartworm (found in pets)

Plant Health Care 101

Seasonal Report Newsletters

Our Seasonal Report is a newsletter published quarterly to provide you with continuing education for plant health care, disease detection, and company updates.

Spring 2017
In this issue, we give you tips on how to detect plant fungal diseases and the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, which is an invasive, aphid-like insect that feeds on hemlocks.

Fall 2016
In this issue, we give you two different Oak Wilt scenarios as well as educate the reader on gypsy moths and plant damage from mice and voles.

Spring 2016
In this issue, we talk about the many signs of nutrient deficiency in your plants as well as how to detect scale insects.

Fall 2015
In this issue, we discuss the importance of watering your landscape as well as the damage Verticillium wilt can cause on trees.

Spring 2015
In this issue, we teach you how to identify your oak trees.

Fall 2014
In this issue, we educate our clients on Oak Wilt and fall fertilizers.  We also shared the influential and motivational training we received from Dave Ramsey’s EntreLeadership seminar.

Spring 2014
In this issue, we educate our clients on fungus in the landscape and what to watch for in the spring.  We also shared the CPR/First Aid Training day we had for our team members.

Winter 2014
In this issue, we outline the potential issues to watch out for:  wind burn, salt damage, and snow and ice.  We also give detailed information on the different types of pruning.

Fall 2013
In this issue, we discuss the dangers of the Emerald Ash Borer and how to detect they’re in your ash trees.  We also educate our clients on the importance of healthy soils.

Summer 2013
In this issue, we tackle the dangers of mosquitoes and rampant fungal diseases such as needle cast.

Spring 2013
In this issue, we get our clients thinking about treatments for Apple Scab, Needle Casts, and other plant fungi.

Winter 2013
In this issue, we ring in the New Year by alerting our clients to deer and vole damages to trees and shrubs.

Fall 2012
In this issue, we talk about Girdling Root Syndrome and how to prevent it from happening to your trees.

Summer 2012
In this issue, we discuss the Asian Longhorned Beetle as well as Needlecast, Cytospora Canker, and Japanese Beetles.

Spring 2012
In this issue, we announced our Excellence in Customer Service Campaign where we spent several months focusing on one key goal: Exceeding Expectations.  We also integrated simplified programs.

Summer 2011
In this issue, we warn our clients about the Emerald Ash Borer infestation in Michigan.

Spring 2011
In this issue, we highlighted our new office headquarters and showcased our lobby which was completed by hiring at least 12 local small businesses.

Fall 2010
In this issue, we show our clients how to manage Oak Wilt.  We also educated our clients on the Disease Cycle and what to look for in their red oaks.

Spring 2010
In this issue, we showcased our company-wide Safety First Seminar led by trainer, Tim O’Conner, with Heartbeat, LLC.

Winter 2010
In this issue, we give our clients key information on how to stop winter damage to their landscape.  We also discuss decay, which can cause hazardous defects in trees.

Fall 2009
In this issue, we highlighted our storm damage clean up in Spring Lake and Fruitport areas.

Summer 2009
In this issue, we help guide our clients on how to spot stressed rhododendrons and if they have root rot or were planted in the wrong location.

Spring 2009
In this issue, we highlight what we’re doing to continue educating our clients.

Winter 2009
In this issue, we shared our experience at the TCI Expo in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Fall 2008
In this issue, we discuss fall fertilization and pruning.

Spring 2008
In this issue, we shared our experiences of storm damage clean up in Oklahoma as well as highlighted our booth at the Home & Garden Show.

Winter 2008
In this issue, we guide our clients on winter pruning as well as educate them on watching for deer and vole damage.  We also highlighted our team building exercise at Camp Henry plus pictures of Integrity Tree Services on The Dave Ramsey Show.

Fall 2007
In this issue, we updated our clients on our lobbying efforts, locally and federally, for renewable energy.

Summer 2007
In this issue, we were excited to showcase our many video clips we had available for viewing on our website.

Spring 2007
In this issue, we discussed the dangers of Apple Scab and common spring problems to watch for.

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