Tree and Plant Health Care in NJ
Our Philosophy & Approach
A select few companies in New Jersey have attracted and employ NJ State Licensed Arborists for private sector Tree & Plant Health Care work. We are honored to be one of those select few and excited for our clients. Sean Johnson brings over 16 years of experience, education, and training to our family business.
Here in Northern New Jersey, Tree and Plant Health Care is essential to ensure a long and healthy life of the plants and trees on your property. Protecting overall plant health also protects the initial investment made to beautify landscapes at a fraction of the cost of replacement. At Dial Environmental, curb appeal beyond imagination is achievable.
Great results are a byproduct of attention to detail and a commitment to excellence. Composing protocols to attain maximum plant health is futile if technicians in the field are using old pumps and tanks which are not properly calibrated. Residues build up and equipment must be periodically replaced. Water temperature in mixing tanks must be kept cool as hot water can damage plant materials. At Dial Environmental, look for our newer vehicles in your neighborhood and properties. Our PHC trucks have state of the art delivery systems for precision applications and optimum cost savings.
Arborist Diagnosis Systemic Approach Timing
Plant, Shrub & Tree Care
Soil Injection for feeding and Protection - Feeding shrubs, trees and ornamental plants with “Deep Root Fertilization” provides nutrients to the root zone of each plant for absorption.
Systemic Soil Injection can also be utilized to target insects which are impacting the plant or tree. Systemic injection “uptake” allows the treatment to be absorbed to target pests that devour leaves and impact the structure.
Growth Regulator applications to the soil at the base of the tree or plant to slow the growth rate of the plant or tree to prevent overcrowding and root system, branch overlapping.
Follar or Leaf Spray Treatments -
Foliar Fungicide treatments to prevent leaf spot, rust, scab and other insects and fungus.
Winter Protection foliar treatment application of Trans Film to broadleaf evergreens and plants in need of protection from the cold temperatures of the Northeast.
Pruning of low growth tree branches and shrubs. Pruning to keep plant material and low tree branches from touching the structure, and enhance the overall health of the tree or plant. Pruning in the winter is the optimum time while the tree or plant is in a dormant state.
Organic Deer Repellent applications are very effective when built into a 3-4 week frequency of service to protect plants and shrubs targeted by deer.
Disease and Insect Management
The climate in Northern New Jersey is volatile with extreme heat, extreme cold and high and low humidity. Dry spells and wet periods that seem to last for weeks. This constant fluctuation in our weather does, however, produce a great opportunity for plants and trees to flourish in our local environment.
The same conditions which can favor growth opportunities in plants and trees, also offer the same opportunities for fungus and insect growth and reproduction.
At Dial Environmental, plant, shrub and tree care is a year-round job. We do not take the winters off, which gives us a competitive edge.
Insect Targets & Control
Bronze Birch Borer - This insect larva stage kills birch trees by feeding on the inner bark which disrupts water and nutrient uptake. CONTROL- Systemic Treatment of soil root system to allow the tree to pull treatment from the soil to canopy. View a PDF here!
Emerald Ash Borer - The EAB is relatively new to New Jersey. The insect larva targets ash trees also by feeding on the inner bark and disrupts water and the nutrient uptake of the tree. The Emerald Ash Borer has killed over 20 million ash trees since it’s discovery in Michigan in 2002. CONTROL - Systemic Treatment of soil, or bark treatment, or direct tree injection to allow the uptake into the canopy. View a PDF here!
Japanese Beetles - Adults feed on the leaves of many shrubs and trees and the larva or “lawn grubs” destroy the root systems of turf grass. A prolific and damaging pest to harbor. ADULT CONTROL - Adults are treated with a Systemic Treatment of the soil around the roots of the shrub or tree, or directly to the bark to allow the tree to pull treatment into the canopy. LARVA CONTROL - Larva or “grubs” are treated with an insecticide formula liquid or granular to penetrate the turf grass and impact the grub population. View a PDF here!
Leaf Miner - Small flies which lay eggs on leaves and small branches. The larva develops a hollow space inside leaves which cause blistering and damage to leaves of shrubs and trees. CONTROL - Systemic Treatment of the soil to uptake into leaves as well as foliar spray applications. View a PDF here!
Phsillids - Small flies which deposit eggs for the developing larva on small branches and leaves of shrubs and trees. Larva develops inside of the leaf causing bubbling and blistering. CONTROL - Prune out affected areas. Systemic Treatment of soil for uptake into leaves to kill larva. View a PDF here!
Scale - Scales are insects with no heads and resemble small barnacles. The adults cluster on perennial plant leaves, stems and branches and suck the nutrients out of the plant. CONTROL - Foliar spray applications with horticultural oil is the remedy. View a PDF here!
Fungus & Disease Control
Anthracnose - This fungus affects developing leaves and shoots of hardwood trees in the spring causing defoliation in the summer. CONTROL - Multiple Foliar spray treatments in the spring when the new leaves form. View a PDF here!
We “Choose Green First” in our approach, decisions and applications to provide a safe, pest and disease free environment.