Tree Health Management

Regular "Checkups" Keep Your Trees Healthy

And Save You Money ...

And Save You Money ...

Some signs of insect or disease problems, structural issues, or nutrient deficiencies are easy to recognize (see our handy checklist of common tree problems for details).

However, many tree health problems aren't obvious and can be difficult to diagnose without having an in-depth understanding of tree biology, soil chemistry, insect identification and lifecycles, or bacterial and fungal diseases. Because the timing of treatment and prevention efforts is critical, missing signs of possible infestations or infections can put the survival of your trees at risk.

That's why regular tree inspections by an ISA Certified Arborist are invaluable. Tree issues can be identified and dealt with before they become a serious problem, saving you money in the long run - and possibly saving your trees as well.

Protect Your Trees

With a Tree Health Management Program

With a Tree Health Management Program

Rather than waiting until your trees show signs of stress, disease, or insect infestation, why not prevent the problems from occurring in the first place?

A tree health management program is a cost-effective way to keep your trees healthy, safer, and more attractive.

It involves regular inspections by our ISA certified arborists to evaluate the condition of your trees and head off problems before they begin. You'll get a comprehensive overview of the health of your plants and trees, and a detailed description of specific tree care services needed to keep them healthy. These services cover fertilization and soil improvement, prevention and treatment of insect and disease problems, and root system rejuvenation.

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Call us today at 703-402-9366 or click the button to contact us for a free quote!

Are your trees showing signs of insect damage, disease, or soil problems?

 

Call the ISA Certified Arborists at Riverbend to diagnose and treat the problem quickly and safely.

703-402-9366

Tree & Shrub Fertilization

Fairfax and Loudoun counties have many areas with clay soils, as well as recently-developed areas with disturbed and compacted soil or where poor-quality fill has been added. All of that contributes to soil that's missing essential nutrients and makes it impossible for your trees or shrubs to thrive.

Our tree healthcare experts can identify any nutrient deficiencies or soil problems affecting your plants. This information is used to recommend options that will improve the health of your soil and trees.

We create custom-blended fertilizers that are tailored specifically to the needs of your trees and shrubs, and are appropriate for your landscape conditions.

We're always careful to apply fertilizers correctly and at the right time. This minimizes runoff (to protect our wetlands and waterways), avoids "burning" plants or forcing tender new growth at the wrong time, and gets the nutrients to where they're needed most - to the root system.

Insect & Disease Management

Northern Virginia is home to a wide range of insect pests that attack trees. Plus, our more moderate climate makes it easier for many tree diseases to spread quickly.

Some of the more common tree pests and diseases you'll encounter in your landscape include:

While there are many "good bugs" (beneficial insects, such as ladybugs), there are many more "bad bugs." These insects defoliate trees, bore into trunks and branches, introduce harmful fungi, and damage roots. Left untreated, many of these insects will cause your trees to decline, decay, and eventually die.

Similarly, diseases harm and kill trees by disrupting the biological processes they depend on to survive.

Resource - Five Destructive Insect Pests That Attack Trees in Northern Virginia

Treatment Options

Our team offers a comprehensive insect and disease management program that can help prevent many of the worst tree problems.

We also offer immediate treatments that control existing insect infestations and bacterial or fungal diseases to prevent them from causing further damage to your trees.

Where possible, we prefer to use organic or low-impact pesticides that minimize harm to beneficial insects and other wildlife.

Some treatments require spraying your trees with a high-pressure sprayer (such as when applying horticultural oil). Others are injected directly into the tree or into the soil around the tree.

We will always let you know what kind of treatment we recommend, how it will be applied, and why we think that's the best option.

Insect & Disease Management

Northern Virginia is home to a wide range of insect pests that attack trees. Plus, our more moderate climate makes it easier for many tree diseases to spread quickly.

Some of the more common tree pests and diseases you'll encounter in your landscape include:

While there are many "good bugs" (beneficial insects, such as ladybugs), there are many more "bad bugs." These insects defoliate trees, bore into trunks and branches, introduce harmful fungi, and damage roots. Left untreated, many of these insects will cause your trees to decline, decay, and eventually die.

Similarly, diseases harm and kill trees by disrupting the biological processes they depend on to survive.

Resource - Five Destructive Insect Pests That Attack Trees in Northern Virginia

Treatment Options

Our team offers a comprehensive insect and disease management program that can help prevent many of the worst tree problems.

We also offer immediate treatments that control existing insect infestations and bacterial or fungal diseases to prevent them from causing further damage to your trees.

Where possible, we prefer to use organic or low-impact pesticides that minimize harm to beneficial insects and other wildlife.

Some treatments require spraying your trees with a high-pressure sprayer (such as when applying horticultural oil). Others are injected directly into the tree or into the soil around the tree.

We will always let you know what kind of treatment we recommend, how it will be applied, and why we think that's the best option.

Root System Health

Strong, healthy roots are critical to the wellbeing of your trees. Roots help stabilize a tree (so it doesn't fall over during a storm), absorb and store nutrients and energy to support the tree, and take up water that's then transported throughout the entire tree.

Unfortunately, roots can be damaged by nearby construction or landscaping projects, soil compaction, drought, pests and diseases, chemicals, and more. Over time, damaged roots lead to the decline (and possible death) of the tree.

Our Certified Arborists provide high-quality tree root system treatments that encourage root development and rejuvenate tree roots when they aren’t receiving adequate nutrition. These treatments use a combination of ingredients to stimulate root growth, such as beneficial bacteria, humic acid extracts, soluble sea kelp, yucca plant extracts, amino acids, and natural sugars.

Over the years, we've developed our root rejuvenation program so that it's highly effective at:

  • improving soil aeration,
  • decreasing compaction around a tree’s roots, and
  • increasing the tree's ability to absorb water and nutrients from the surrounding soil.

As a result, your trees will be healthier, stronger, and more resistant to attack by harmful bugs, fungi, and bacteria.

Why choose Riverbend for Tree Health Management?

We are properly licensed by the state of Virginia to apply chemicals used to treat tree and landscape problems (pesticide business license). Our registered technicians and commercial applicators are also licensed by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), ensuring that all tree health treatments are done according to professional safety standards to protect your health and the environment.

 
ISA Certified Arborist - logo

ISA Certified Arborists

To ensure that tree health treatments are used appropriately

Locally-Owned & Operated

Founded, owned, and operated by a life-long Great Falls, VA resident

Trained & Licensed Technicians

All tree health treatments are applied by specially trained technicians

Free Estimate & Detailed Proposal

So you'll know exactly what's wrong with your trees and what we plan to do

  • ISA Certified Arborist - logo

    ISA Certified Arborists

    To ensure that tree health treatments are used appropriately

  • Locally-owned & operated

    Founded, owned, and operated by a life-long Great Falls, VA resident

  • Trained & Licensed Technicians

    All tree health treatments are applied by specially trained technicians

  • Free Estimate & Detailed Proposal

    So you'll know exactly what's wrong with your trees and what we plan to do

Common Signs of Tree Health Problems

Prevent Irreparable Tree Damage by Recognizing the Symptoms

If your trees are looking unhealthy or showing strange symptoms, it's probably due to problems with insect pests, bacterial or fungal diseases, or soil conditions. Scan the list below to see if any of your tree's symptoms are listed. We've described the most common signs of tree health problems, sorted according to the most likely causes.

Fungal & bacterial diseases

Poor soil conditions

Leaf- & Tree-Damaging Insects

Blotches, dark spots, or yellow spots on leaves

Brown, crispy leaf edges

Sunken, rotted areas or spots on fruit

Fuzzy white or grey growth on leaves

Leaves turning brown and falling off early

Branch tips curling or dying

Conifer needles dying and dropping

Cankers or oozing sores on branches and tree trunks

Yellowing leaves

Stunted growth

Wilting throughout the tree canopy

Pale leaves with darker veins

Holes in leaves

Ragged or chewed leaf edges

Silk webs, threads, or "tents" on branches

Small holes in tree bark

Piles of sawdust around the base of the tree

Yellow, curled, spotted or stippled leaves

Black or dark grey fuzzy growth on leaves, branches or beneath the tree

Brown, white, or yellowish bumps on leaves and small stems

Leaves suddenly "disappearing" from the tree in spring or summer

Early identification of insect damage, infections, and soil problems is critical

 

Don't wait until it's too late to save your tree! Call the ISA Certified Arborists at Riverbend as soon as you notice anything unusual.

703-402-9366

“Last week I called Logan about 2 dead pine trees and my protective deer fence that was damaged. He was there with a crew within an hour – cut down and hauled away the two pine trees and put up a new deer fence for us. The fence is even better than the original! Logan is dependable, fast, and his prices are very fair. We highly recommend him.”

Patricia P

“A BIG thanks to Logan Jones and crew! When a tree came down the other night, crashing on top of our neighbor’s car (ugh!). I called Logan and within a couple of hours, they had the tree cut up, hauled away, and everything cleaned up. He was also able to fix our fence, although the car didn’t fare as well. Just a fantastic job!!!!”

Robin M

Tree Health Management

Schedule an appointment with one of our professional arborists for a free tree health evaluation.

703-402-9366

Give us a call - we'd love to talk with you!

Tree Health Management

Schedule an appointment with one of our professional arborists for a free tree health evaluation.

703-402-9366

Give us a call - we'd love to talk with you!

Tree Health Management

Schedule an appointment with one of our professional arborists for a free tree health evaluation.

703-402-9366

Give us a call - we'd love to talk with you!