Root bound trees are often found when purchased from a commercial store. These trees are planted in a pot with restricted space for the roots to grow and are often left in these pots for extended periods of time. With nowhere for them to extend to, the roots begin to grow in circles around the bottom of the pot and sometimes even grow into themselves and become tangled. Without proper room to grow, the root system cannot thrive making it difficult for the tree itself to grow and strengthen.

Why Should You Avoid Buying Root Bound Trees?

Due to a confined space or even poor soil quality, trees with circling roots or root girdling (when the roots grow into themselves) cannot grow to their full potential. This inevitably leads to a weakened tree that can lead to a tree that becomes uprooted easily, become diseased or weakened early on, or even die prematurely.

Among the potential problems caused by purchasing a root bound tree are:

– Restricted root growth: The roots will become accustomed to growing in the circular motion and even after planting will continue to grow in that pattern. This inevitably leads to root girdling and the roots eventually get tangled restricting their potential for growth.

 

– Becoming susceptible to harsh conditions creating the potential of being uprooted or falling over: With an immature, weakened root system, the tree itself will not become strengthen as the root system does not become established in the ground. A weak tree that is not properly anchored will can easily be knocked down when a strong storm or high winds come through.

 

– Roots that grown in a concentrated area of the soil causing an inability to draw water and nutrients from the soil: Roots that cannot extend outward to other parts of the soil, will quickly absorb the full amount of available nutrients in their concentrated area and will be unable to draw from moisture and nutrients from the areas surrounding it.

 

– Weak or diseased trees: As the tree runs out of healthy soil, it will become sickly and weak, shortening its potential life span.

 

– Tree trunk that grows over the root, choking the tree and weakening it: Roots will grow in a small circle around the trunk of the tree, which will only grow as the tree ages. Simultaneously the trunk of the tree will grow and eventually engulf the root, choking the tree’s ability to continue growing.

 

Nevada Tree Service has years of experience in Las Vegas root management and are able to identify trees with circling roots or girdled roots and help you to avoid the long term problems they can cause. Call us today at (702) 433-4700 for more information.

Nevada Tree Service
2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142
(702) 433-4700

 

Identifying the onset of sickness in a tree will help you to prevent it from getting worse. However, most homeowners have a very poor idea of what to look for when checking for sickness in trees. Being diligent in checking to condition of your trees and learning the signs of a sick, diseased, or dying tree will help you to extend the life of your trees or remove a tree before it can cause damage or injury.

 

Nevada Tree Service in Henderson, Nevada has extensive knowledge and experience in dealing with sick trees. Our team is prepared to identify a sick or dying tree and then provide you with affordable solutions to take care of it. In this post, we will look at four ways you can tell when a tree is sick providing you with a basic idea of what condition your trees are in.

 

Inspect The Bark

 

The condition of the tree bark can provide clear signs of the health of the tree and it is typically easy to notice any unhealthy signs. Take the time to carefully check the bark of the tree for fungus, spots that look damaged, cracks, or flaky brittle sections Fungus and carved out spots can be an indication of rot, while cracks canindicate a weakened and unstable tree. Healthy bark will usually feel pliable and soft, having almost the same coverage on the surface of the trunk. In contrast, you can easily identify a sick tree by inspecting whether the bark is flaky or brittle.

 

Root Issues

 

The roots provide another telltale sign of possible disease in a tree. If visible, inspect the tree’s rootschecking specifically to see if they are waterlogged, soggy or show signs of fungus growth. You may also be able to tell if a tree’s roots are damaged if the tree is noticeably slanted.

 

Check The Twigs And Branches

 

Checking the twigs and branches of your tree can also provide you with a clear sign of possible sickness. Are there bare branches, dead branches, or branches with dead leaves? This is a sure sign of a tree that is sick or diseased. You can also try breaking a twig off from a branch and then opening in to check the color of the inside. A bright green color indicates a healthy tree, while dull green color is a sign of a tree that is alive, but aging. However, if the inside of the twig is black or brown, it clearly indicates a dead branch.

 

Look At The Leaves

 

If you begin to notice that the leaves of the tree are dropping excessively, it should also be taken as a warning sign of sickness. Watch for trees that start losing leaves during summer or spring. You can also tell if a tree is sick if it has leaves that remain attached to the branches, but have shriveled in size or have become discolored.

 

Las Vegas Tree Care

 

Nevada Tree Service offers comprehensive tree service and tree care that can identify the health of a tree and then provide you the options needed to treat the tree if possible or remove the tree if needed. We also offer tree disease prevention to help ensure the health of any tree on your property.  Call us today at (702) 433-4700 for a free estimate or to schedule an appointment.

 

Nevada Tree Service
2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142
(702) 433-4700

Trees provide many benefits for a property including aesthetic appeal or shade, but there comes a time when it becomes safer to cut a tree down than to leave it. When a tree shows signs that it must be cut down, it is extremely important for homeowners to act quickly and responsibly to ensure that it is removed an accident or hazardous situation can result. Failing to remove a tree can end in costly damage to property or, worse, in injury to yourself or those you love most.

 

At Nevada Tree Service, we understand the danger presented from trees that need to be cut down, which is why we highly recommend that you act quickly to avoid a dangerous situation. We offer professional Las Vegas tree removal in which our team of professionals will safely and effectively cut down the tree or trees necessary. The following are important signs to watch for if you suspect that a tree on your property may need to be cut down.

 

Diseased

 

A diseased tree can be very dangerous as it presents a greater risk of falling. Disease in the tree can be identified through a number of indications. Among the first signs of disease to check foris the color and condition of its leaves. If the color of the leaves has taken a yellowish or discolored tone, hasstrange nodules, and shows little to no veins, your tree is very likely diseased. Another clear indication of disease in a tree is branches that are weak or trees with branches that seem to fall off frequently. A diseased tree is also prone to have roots, trunk, or branches that are rotting. Diseased trees may also become overtaken with pests such as insects, rodents, scorpions or worms.

 

Infected With Fungus

 

Check your tree thoroughly for any fungus growth on the trunk or at the roots. Mushroom growth at the base of tree or even on the trunk is an obvious sign that certain regions of the tree have been infected with fungus and have already started to rot. If you notice widespread fungal growth, then it is highly recommended that you cut down the tree immediately.

 

Hazardous Branches Or Horizontal Roots

 

If there are branches overhanging over your home or other structures on your property, you may be forced to cut down the tree as a long-term solution to protect your house or prevent costly repairs. This is especially true if there are too many branches or if the tree itself is permanently slanted in a way that will surely result in branches that will end up growing over your If this is the case, cutting down the branches will only be a temporary solution as they will continually grow back. In contrast, cutting the tree down will ensure that you get preventoverhanging branches from becoming a problem.

 

Overgrown roots or those growing horizontally can result in damages to property, landscaping, sprinkler systems, plumbing, or even sewer lines. Overgrown roots can also compromise the strength and stability of the tree making it crucial to act quickly in having the tree cut down.

 

Wrong Type Of Tree

 

It is extremely important to be sure that all trees planted on your property are compatible with the soil and climate of the area. Trees that incorrectly planted will not grow to their full potential and will be more susceptible to disease or weakness. Cutting down a tree that doesn’t belong will be the best way to avoid potential problems or hazards in the future.

 

Las Vegas Tree Removal

 

Nevada Tree Service provides professional tree removal for Las Vegas, Henderson and surrounding areas. If you have a tree that you think may need to be cut down, call us today at (702) 433-4700. We not only have the knowledge to be able to inspect the tree to be sure, but we also have the experience and tools needed to safely and effectively cut it down.

 

Nevada Tree Service
2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142
(702) 433-4700

Pest infestations, if left untreated, can cause serious damage to trees, plants and shrubs. Recognizing a potential pest problem early on will prevent extensive and irreversible damages. Nevada Tree Service has the expertise needed to quickly identify and treat pests that most commonly affect trees in the Las Vegas Valley. If you have questions regarding pest infestations call our professional tree care services, and we will help you diagnose and treat the problem.

Aphids

Aphids are tiny insects that feed off trees and new plant growth. Aphids come in a variety of colors and vary in size. They feed in clusters by sucking sap from the tree, secreting a sticky fluid in the process causing leaves to curl..Aphids breed quickly and will continue to feed on a tree until they have killed the plant before moving on to the next.

If you notice the leaves of your Las Vegas trees curling inward or notice a cluster of small lice-like insects, chances are high that your tree has an aphid infestation. Other signs of an aphid problem include sticky sap like fluid on leaves and surrounding areas of the tree.

Spider Mites

Spider mites are tiny arachnids that feed off sap from the bottom of tree leaves. Spider mites are difficult to see with extremely high reproduction rates, often enabling infestations to quickly spread.Spider mites cause leaves to appear yellowed with a silk-like webbed substance between them.

Spider mites are extremely active during summers and thrive in dry dusty conditions. If you suspect a spider infestation on one or more of your Las Vegas valley trees, call us at Nevada Tree Service for comprehensive tree care services.

Beetles

Pests Infects TreeMany different species of beetles are considered a threat to trees with each species attacking trees in individual ways. Tree-killing beetles bore into bark, tree limbs and even into roots, laying eggs under the bark causing a range of damage and even death of the tree.

Nevada Tree Service can provide a crucial tree care plans that will help keep your tree healthy by removing and destroying infested branches.

Borers

Tree borers lay eggs within a tree that then chew through the bark and roots, weakening trees by disrupting the proper transfer of water and essential nutrients. After some time, the chewed areas will girdle or break off.  Borer infestations can be identified by tiny holes throughout trunks, branches and stems from which sawdust-like particles come out. Borers are best prevented through routine tree service provided from experienced professionals.

Las Vegas Tree Care 

If you suspect your trees are suffering from a pest infestation, contact us at Nevada Tree Service. Our team of tree experts can accurately assess the condition of your Las Vegas trees and take the necessary steps to treat and restore. Call us at (702) 433-4700 before pest infestations cause lasting damage.

Nevada Tree Service
2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142
(702) 433-4700

When summer or winter sets in, trees must be watered at regular intervals to provide roots with sufficient nourishment. Let’s take a look at a few tree care tips you can follow to take proper care of your trees during these seasons.

Watering in Summer

Watering of TreesFirst, you must determine the dryness of the soil. This will help you decide how much it needs to be watered. So, dig out about two inches of soil and hold it in your hands. If you can tighten it into a ball, then there is sufficient moisture in the soil. If not, you will need to water the area properly. You can also use a soil probe to check the moisture level more accurately.

Avoid lawn irrigation during summers as it fails in providing the roots with sufficient water. Instead, ensure that you water the trees right at their base. This will let the water seep through, giving it a much needed deep soak.

The amount of water a tree needs will depend on its age. For newer trees, deep-watering is recommended. This will provide the roots with enough water to nourish the whole tree. For older trees, you can leave it to find water through its network of long roots. If you are unable to determine how much water your trees need call the tree care professionals from Nevada Tree Service 

Watering in Winter

Trees are usually dormant during this season, and the food synthesized by the leaves is sent to the roots for storage. However, in dry climates, trees may still require watering. Nevada Tree Service can provide you with thorough recommendations for proper watering of your Las Vegas trees during the winter months.

Before watering, check the soil to a depth of about eight inches. If not moist, then push in a water hose and slowly soak the soil. If it is a fruit tree, then watering becomes even more essential as it promotes the proper growth of fruit buds.

Deciduous trees will completely shed off its leaves during winter to better utilize water and food reserves. In contrast, coniferous trees maintain leaves all through the season. But this also increases its chance of being affected by drought.

It is ideal to remove weeds within four feet of the tree. This makes sure that the water actually gets to the roots rather than getting sucked up by the weeds. You can also add mulch between the drip line and the tree trunk to maintain the moisture content of the soil.

Las Vegas Tree Service

For more specific instructions on properly watering trees during winter or summer, contact Nevada Tree Service today.  They can look at the landscape and come up with a proper tree care plan and watering schedule to keep your trees healthy throughout the year.

Nevada Tree Service
2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142
(702) 433-4700

All living organisms need water to survive.

But, we live in a time when water is consistently wasted. From leaving the faucet on while we brush our teeth to watering the garden more than necessary, we overuse what water resources we have and produce high levels of pollution as a result. Water conservation efforts are helping us use water more efficiently and avoid waste in order to meet current and future demand, preserve water resources, and prevent pollution.

How Can We Conserve Water with Tree Care?

Tree Care Las VegasTrees are a huge source of fresh water. Research has shown that if trees don’t exist, then water does not exist. In fact, on average, trees will breathe out 250 to 400 gallons of water in a single day. This makes them an invaluable piece of Earth’s rain cycle. They are also integral to reducing flooding and improving water quality to reduce pollution to sewers, lakes, and other bodies of water. The following tree care tips can help with water conservation:

1. Reduce Competition Between Grass and Tree Roots

Most nutrients and moisture reside near the surface of the soil, so the most absorbent tree roots tend to grow in the uppermost few inches. When the area surrounding the base of the tree is covered in grass, there is interference – or, competition between the grass and tree roots for nutrients and water. This can result in a poorly developed tree.

Remove grass around the tree to allow its roots to have better access to the top layer of soil. This will allow the tree to gather more oxygen, nutrients, and water – components it needs to effectively filter out the water to help preserve resources and prevent pollution to the water system.

2. Steer Away from Rocks for Landscaping

Using rocks around trees is a popular landscaping design, but can actually do more harm than good when it comes to water conservation. Rocks actually increase the heat at the base of the tree and under the soil, affecting the roots. This necessitates more frequent watering of the tree to make sure it is getting the amount of water it needs. Using more water naturally goes against water conservation, so opt for an alternative, such as light mulch, to prevent using more water than necessary.

At Nevada Tree Service, we can help with tree root management and tree maintenance to keep trees as healthy as possible. Those interested in ways they can contribute to water conservation through tree care are invited to give us a call to learn more.

Nevada Tree Service
2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142
(702) 433-4700

It can be easy to forget that even the oldest olive tree is a living, breathing thing – and therefore liable to disease and eventual death. However, you should not mourn the shade and beauty of your favorite tree without a thorough assessment – there may be hope for it yet.

Just Like with Humans, Tree Care Is Best Left to Professionals

A sick tree is, sadly, not just unsightly, but also an impending danger to your home, neighbors, and family. Many root problems and fungi can weaken the tree to the point of causing it to fall, especially if you live in an area prone to aggressive winds such as Nevada.

Likewise, many tree diseases are contagious, which means that the fungus killing your beautiful oak may soon be all over your roses too. While this makes a powerful case to immediately get rid of any sick trees in your property, it’s important to keep in mind that a good tree service won’t limit itself to getting rid of any and all trees they are called about.

When It Comes to Sickness, Diagnosis Is Key

After detecting a sick or tilted tree, many homeowners are tempted to take matters into their own hands and simply cut the tree off. However, such a rushed decision may end up killing a non-terminal patient: only an experienced arborist will be able to determine exactly what is affecting the tree.

Tree Care

Many types of fungi can be reversed, and imbalanced growth corrected, through opportune tree care. After all, a cedar or birch that has been growing for decades deserves the chance to be saved. Should the tree be determined to be unsalvageable, then a tree service will help you remove it safely, without endangering any of the surrounding property.

Just like any other living thing, tree health has many nuances that are not obvious to the untrained eye. Nevada Tree Service will offer you their professional’s know-how to determine how best to heal an ailing tree, or to safely remove it.

Nevada Tree Service

2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142

(702) 433-4700

Tree Care Las VegasGood timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees,” said a wise poet. For all gardeners, tree-caring offers joy and adventure. But it poses challenges at every nook and corner too. Trees’ growth comes at the cost of attentiveness and understanding plant’s requirements. Here’s what our experts have to say about tree maintenance.

Summer:

Add 3-4″ inch of organic content such as bark leaves or dry twigs. It helps retaining water and prevents weed accumulation. Also, it reduces erosion and facilitates root development.Water plants manually. Watering may be infrequent but should penetrate deeply. Except for Pines, all plants can be pruned in this season. Cut down the unwanted growth. Be careful and avoid cutting down the buds that eventually will grow for the next crop of flowers.

Fall:

Trim the branches appropriately before winter arrives. Heavy snow injures the branches and can prove fatal to the tree’s life, human and surrounding property. Prepare beforehand for any such mishap and do not ignore tree’s safety and nourishment in this season. Water the plants frequently and prevent it from any rodent’s influence. Make regular visits to inspect the tree’s well-beingness.

Winter:

Water the plants abundantly, especially if the plants are newly germinated. Give your trees a good source of water @10 gallons of water for each diameter inch of the tree. To ensure optimum temperature throughout the day, remember to water the plant once in the middle of the day.Remove the weak and broken branches. Bring your baby tree in proper shape. In case there’s a snowfall that hits before trees lose their leaves, shake your trees carefully. Prune the affected areas and minimize any insect invasion. Apply a wrapping around the tree to warm their structure. Wrapping ensures prevention of injury and damages that may harm the tree. Also, an optimally warm temperature encourages tissue growth thereby adding momentum to tree growth.

Protection from rodents and insects: Let not your greener territory fall a victim of pests and intruding animals such as rabbits or mice. Make sure the garden is properly fenced and do pay regular visits to check for any inconsistency. Trust us, your trees love to see you visit them. They feel cared.

“A tree that grows crooked will never straighten its trunk,” reveals the Chinese proverb. Let Nevada Tree Service take care of your trees. We focus in safeguarding your trees and have excelled since 1962 in tree maintenance. Having a personal rapport with every client, we understand your requirements perfectly. Please call or visit us here and assure your trees’ health, nourishment and in short vitality.

Nevada Tree Service

2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142

(702) 433-4700

Even the mightiest of oaks need our care and attention so that it can effortlessly gather strength from it’s roots. Periodic inspections help trees’ growth and protect your investment. We help your trees retain its life so that your hopes from it can see many more springs in it. Whether a matured tree or a budding tree, we cater their concerns with the same diligence. With us, you can avail the best of tree care in entire Nevada. Here are a few general ideas about how we can keep our trees nourished and healthy:

1) Clean the base surrounding

Gather fallen leaves, twigs or any debris accumulated near the base. Uncared base surrounding endangers a tree especially if the tree is susceptible to fungal diseases. Over 300 species of eudicot plants, e.g. tomatoes, oilseed rape, cotton etc., are threatened by Verticillium wilt. Make sure your tree does not succumb to any such injury. Check for protective winter wraps, and if the climate is warm, remove them at once.

2) Soil

Inspect the soil frequently. A well-cared soil serves many purposes: it conserves moisture, allows the air to seep in, improves fertility and retains the grip of the tree roots. Apply a layer of at least 3″ mulch around trees to retain maximum moisture, and repel intruding weeds. It is very crucial for budding trees, having age less than ten years.

Though natural manure is best for soil but even the available synthetic fertilizers can do wonders in helping tree growth adequately. Different species have different mineral needs, and we know the best which fertilizer can suit your particular tree. Please call us at (702)-433-4700 to learn more and get a free estimate for tree maintenance..

3) Moisture

Wait until soil thaws to facilitate the development of porous surface. Once done that, water trees several times if needed. Do not allow them to wane in heat. Manually check for the sprinkler system, insect emitters and lines for leaks. Adjust the sprinkler to suit the tree’s horticultural requirements. Do not sprinkle water onto the foliage of trees susceptible to fungal diseases. Consult a specialist here to discuss more how to avoid such situations.

4) Rodent infestations

Look for any rabbit or vole damage near the base of the trunk. Prevent all such unwanted inhabitants by properly screening the base, and keep monitoring the tree’s health at regular periods. Use repellants to shoo away the insects and pests, they are a great threat to any tree’s health and economic value. Contact our certified arborists to receive specialized tree care advice and tree maintenance services. Let’s save your trees, save the Mother Earth. We are pleased to offer our services as guardians of botanical health.

Nevada Tree Service

2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142

(702) 433-4700

Trees require care and attention on a regular basis. We know this, yet sometimes we fail to do the same. Hence we end up with consequences leading to poor growth of the trees; sometimes they even die. To be frank, it is really simple and straightforward! Taking care of your trees is just like bringing up a child. Proper nourishment and proper attention is all they seek.

Talking about the various ways in which we can take care of the trees, here is a list which will inform you regarding the same:

1) Tree and shrub pruning

As the trees grow with time, they seek direction. The same can be done in many forms, such as tree pruning, thinning, removing the deadwood etc. There are professional tree care firms who comprise of a team of professionally trained arborists possessing specialized training, knowledge and equipments. Because of their expertise they have the appropriate “eye” for whatever necessary is required to be done. Pruning enhances the appearance and value of landscaping, nevertheless its importance is a lot more than it.

The importance of proper tree pruning is mentioned below:

  • It helps eradicate the weak, dead, damaged and the diseased branches.
  • It can be helpful in developing the growth pattern of young trees.
  • It helps minimize the risk of storm damages.
  • It ensure the streets, roads, footpaths, structures and overhead crossings etc are all clear .

2) Understanding the various diseases that the trees might suffer from.

Just the way we are susceptible to various diseases that hamper our health and growth, the trees go through the same. It is an important aspect of tree care that the trees are checked timely so as to figure out which tree is suffering from any kind of disease.

Once figured out, the same needs to be dealt with immediately.

Some of the common diseases are:

Dutch Elm Disease

Dutch Elm disease has influenced numerous Elm trees all over the North-Eastern scenes. As a preventive measure, Elm trees can be effectively injected in the trunk during the spring or summer season with a treatment that will avoid the advancement of the Dutch Elm Disease parasite for up to 3 years.

Fruit Tree Diseases

There are particular parasitic diseases, and bug and parasite actions that regularly influence many fruit bearing trees. These may affect the generation of fruits and vegetables.

Sycamore Anthracnose Diseases

Sycamore Anthracnose is a typical tree infection that leads to extreme defoliation, shoot die back, and twig breakage of the Sycamore trees. This can happen particularly during the wet phase of the spring season. Since its exceptionally hard to control through traditional sickness remedies, it is suggestible to utilizes a macro-infusion setup that will avoid contamination of your Sycamore Trees for a long time.

3) Tree fertilizing is crucial and should be done wisely.

Proper nourishment is quite crucial for the development and growth of the trees.

Fertilizing helps in adequate tree growth, ensuring a healthy and disease free tree. For the same it recommended to be selective about the fertilizers used. Natural manure is really great for the trees.

Consulting a tree care expert will ensure that your tree fertilizing process is taken care off, precisely the way you would have wanted it to be.

For more informative tips about tree care services log on to www.nevadatree.com

Nevada Tree Service

2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142

(702) 433-4700