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.
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.
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.
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 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 Tree & Shrub Care at 2300 Sanford Ave SW, Grandville, MI 49418.
Our Mosquito Abatement Program is safe and effective. The treatments in this program not only repel mosquitoes, but also fleas and ticks. Depending on the amount of rainfall we experience, the average treatment can last 2-3 weeks! Let Invisible Mosquito Shield help you reclaim your yard and protect what matters most.
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)
• Heart Worm (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.
In this issue, we talk about stress beneath the soil and layout a guide to air spading. We also explain several fungal symptoms to look for in your landscape during summer and fall. The differences between Anthracnose and Oak Wilt are presented.
In this issue, we talk about White Pine Weevil damage and what our clients need to know regarding how it damages their trees and what kinds of trees these weevils target. We also go into detail educating our clients on Phytophthora Root Rot and what to look for as well as how beneficial Mycorrhizae is for their plants.
In this issue, we educate our clients on tree preservation using the technique “cabling” to avoid any dangers underneath the tree and its surrounding area. We also give information on the importance of Fall fertilization and Air Spading to avoid girdling root rot. Lastly, we train our clients how to spot, treat, and prevent Magnolia Scale.
In this issue, we discuss three different types of invasive pests which are the Japanese Beetle, Spotted Lanternfly, and Spider Mite. They can be very dangerous to your landscape.
In this issue, we educate our clients on tree preservation during construction. Protecting tree roots is critical therefore establishing a Protected Root Zone (PRZ) is crucial. We also warn our clients on the dangers of Gypsy Moth Caterpillars and how to spot them.
In this issue, we list many of our residential services. We also encourage you to consider our Mosquito Abatement Program. The Winter Calendar Chart is also updated!
In this issue, we discuss the advantages of getting a head start on having your trees serviced in the early winter. We also give you the dirt on healthy soils as well as educate you on Magnolia Scale.
In this issue, we explain what signs to look for when your tree is dying. We also give some helpful education on the invasive Gypsy Moth caterpillar.
In this issue, we explain why you should resist the urge to trim Oak trees and how to be on the lookout for the Asian Longhorn Beetle.
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.
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.
In this issue, we talk about the many signs of nutrient deficiency in your plants as well as how to detect scale insects.
In this issue, we discuss the importance of watering your landscape as well as the damage Verticillium wilt can cause on trees.
In this issue, we teach you how to identify your oak trees.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this issue, we tackle the dangers of mosquitoes and rampant fungal diseases such as needle cast.
In this issue, we get our clients thinking about treatments for Apple Scab, Needle Casts, and other plant fungi.
In this issue, we ring in the New Year by alerting our clients to deer and vole damages to trees and shrubs.
In this issue, we talk about Girdling Root Syndrome and how to prevent it from happening to your trees.
In this issue, we discuss the Asian Longhorned Beetle as well as Needlecast, Cytospora Canker, and Japanese Beetles.
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.
In this issue, we warn our clients about the Emerald Ash Borer infestation in Michigan.
In this issue, we highlighted our new office headquarters and showcased our lobby which was completed by hiring at least 12 local small businesses.
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.
In this issue, we showcased our company-wide Safety First Seminar led by trainer, Tim O’Conner, with Heartbeat, LLC.
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.
In this issue, we highlighted our storm damage clean up in Spring Lake and Fruitport areas.
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.
In this issue, we highlight what we’re doing to continue educating our clients.
In this issue, we shared our experience at the TCI Expo in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
In this issue, we discuss fall fertilization and pruning.
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.
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.
In this issue, we updated our clients on our lobbying efforts, locally and federally, for renewable energy.
In this issue, we were excited to showcase our many video clips we had available for viewing on our website.
In this issue, we discussed the dangers of Apple Scab and common spring problems to watch for.
“I could not be more pleased with the work they did. They were accurate and thorough… and they cleaned up the job site perfectly when they were finished… I would recommend your company and your employees to anyone.”
“The guys at Integrity hold an incredible amount of knowledge and experience. I would recommend them to anyone. If you need tree work done, call Integrity, don’t settle for less.”
“Thanks again for a job well done! We will be happy to recommend your company!”