Winter Watering for Your Trees

Mortensen Tree Service, Inc

Mark Mortensen, ISA Certified Arborist, RM-1002A There seems to be questions about winter watering for your trees. Some people hire a company to do this for them.  I feel this is an unnecessary expense. Some people will use a probe type “root feeder.”  A very common mistake with this method is inserting the probe too…

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Snow Loading in Trees

Mortensen Tree Service, Inc

By Mark Mortensen, ISA Certified Arborist, RM-1002A A common request is to thin a tree out excessively with the anticipated outcome of allowing snow to pass through the branches minimizing the chance of broken limbs from spring or fall snow storms when the deciduous trees are in leaf.  Another common concern is that the trees…

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EnviroTree and Ultimate Turf Overview

Mortensen Tree Service, Inc

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…

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Wind Loading in Trees

By Mark Mortensen, ISA Certified Arborist, RM-1002A Two other common requests are to thin a tree out excessively to minimizing the likelihood of broken limbs from high winds, or to raise the canopy on spruce or pine trees. Again, like the snow loading in trees, if this request is fulfilled and the tree is excessively…

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“Lacka Rootis” – Most Plant Problems can be Attributed to an Inferior or Lacking Root System

By Mark Mortensen, ISA Certified Arborist, RM-1002A Whether we are looking at trees or turf, most plant problems can be attributed to the soil which is not allowing sufficient root development to support the top health of the plant.  Most insect and disease problems are the result of environmental stress.  If we can improve the…

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