EnviroTree and Ultimate Turf Overview

By Mark Mortensen, ISA Certified Arborist RM-1002A

Mortensen is on the cutting edge of science and plant health care tirelessly promoting EnviroTree, Ultimate Turf and other products produced by Solutions 4 Earth/ Biotech Nutrients, LLC.  These products are mostly food grade ingredients and are much more environmentally friendly than traditional synthetic programs.  “The Department of Agriculture labeling requirements and how most tree companies market their services is so counterproductive to real soil and plant health.  Our biggest issues in Colorado are soil health.  If we can promote a healthy soil, we can then produce roots to support the trees, plants and turf in our landscapes” says Mortensen.

Mortensen Tree Service, Inc

“The greatest challenges we face in Colorado are salt and pH issues in the soil.  If the salts and pH issues can be brought to desirable levels the plant health can improve dramatically.  Most insect and disease problems are due to environmental stress and if we can improve the growing conditions their environment they are less susceptible to insects and disease.   Having worked for a couple of larger corporations I know their whole business is selling more business and being profitable is the bottom line.  Most companies in the green industries and plant health care business’s offer a multitude of programs to promote plant health and viability but they are exacerbating the problem and perpetuating a futility to their efforts.

Most issues with plant health care can be alleviated with soil health.  A healthy soil can support a healthy tree, turf, landscape.  The issue with the old school business model is not on soil health and sustaining a landscape but see how many programs or services they can provide.  The emphasis is wrong.  It is profit driven and not in the customers landscapes best interest.”

Mortensen has with him during the evaluations over $1,500.00 of scientific soil testing meters to measure the salts and pH of the soil and charts/tables to support his recommendations.