Plant Health Care

The fundamental principal of Plant Health Care (PHC) is that the entire landscape is a managed unit and should be viewed as an ecosystem. Successful PHC treatments require an ISA Certified Arborist who has the skill set and passion to service your landscape with the greatest of care and safety. One of the most important factors of Plant Health Care is monitoring your trees and shrubs. This is KEY to insure your surroundings are as healthy as possible. There are several other factors that must be implemented for any PHC treatment to be effective, and for us in Michigan plant health care is a year round challenge.

It starts in the winter time with proactive pruning. This dormant time work greatly reduces the threat for new pest outbreaks. Then usually sometime around March several damaging insects are awakening from the winter and now begin feeding on your landscape. During the months of April all the way until October, Michigan is plagued by many types of insects and diseases that if left untreated can and will devastate the trees, shrubs and flowers within your ecosystem. It is important to remember that some insects are beneficial rather than destructive – helping with pollination or act as predators of more harmful species. Therefore, killing all insects without regard to their kind and function can actually be detrimental to the tree’s health.

Your landscape is an investment, bedding plants can be replaced in a few short weeks, a lawn a single growing season, but it can take a lifetime or more to replace a mature tree.

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Custom PHC Treatments

One of our certified arborists will do a visual assessment to determine which PHC treatments fit the needs of your individual landscape. They will visit your property to examine* the trees and/or shrubs, while observing any evidence of previous diseases, pests or abiotic injury. The history is then obtained regarding the symptoms observed as well as any relevant activities near the trees (trenching, excavation, etc.). Specific needs and concerns are identified, research is done, if needed, to ascertain the symptoms observed and to formulate the appropriate plan of action. A report is then prepared with analysis and recommendations for care.

No standard price can be given until we provide an assessment. All of our PHC treatments are custom designed to fit your individual needs, and we only treat what needs to be treated.

*Exam fee is $75 for the assessment of your trees and/or shrubs by one of our ISA Certified Arborists and $50 will be credited towards any work authorized.

  • Bill & Laura | Pleasant Ridge, MI

    "We always appreciated the services from Branch Tree Service. Our trees continue to look great." 07.2018

  • R. Frances | Madison Heights, MI

    "Friendly staff! Very knowledgeable! Great workers!" 07.2018

  • Gary & Gail | Shelby Township, MI

    "We enjoyed the information he (Dave) shared with us and felt our trees & grounds were well cared for." 05.2018

  • Lori | Sterling Heights, MI

    "Wonderful, friendly service, as always, with Branch Tree Service." 05.2018

  • Phil | St. Clair Shores, MI

    "Jennifer always answers my questions, technicians always polite - Thanks." 05.2018

  • Catherine | Southfield, MI

    "Courteous, thorough and informative." 05.2018

  • Loraine | Southfield, MI

    "Branch has taken care of our trees and shrubs for quite a few years and I have recommended your services to my family and friends." 05.2018

  • Cynthia | Rochester, MI

    "Always great service & great people!!" 04.2018

  • Anita | Bloomfield Hills, MI

    "Jennifer is a very friendly and responsive lady. You have a good person working for you!!!" 04.2018

  • Steven | West Bloomfield, MI

    "Jennifer is very sweet and efficient." 04.2018

  • Jean | Bloomfield Twp, MI

    "Always nice to see her (Jennifer) smiley face. She takes good care of us!" 04.2018

  • William | Troy, MI

    "Your arborist was very friendly, professional and efficient." 04.2018

  • Daniel | Sterling Heights, MI

    "Jennifer has always been a winner for Branch, on the phone or in the field." 04.2018

  • Eric | Royal Oak, MI

    "Jennifer was very helpful, answered all questions related to the care of our landscaping. Very personable." 04.2018

  • Kathleen | Madison Heights, MI

    "I have trusted Branch Tree and their staff for many years. They have always gone above and beyond. Jennifer called me when she came to my home. She was just checking the make sure everything was taken care of at my home. It is hard to find a company that works this hard in all areas!" 04.2018

  • Marvin | Warren, MI

    "Would not even consider an alternative arborist and encourage others to utilize Branch. After 17/18 years of satisfaction that would be insane." 02.2018

  • Joseph | Shelby Township, MI

    "Branch has kept my shrubs and redbud tree looking great. On site staff always works hard to please the customer. Very happy with their service." 11.2017

  • Charles & Loraine | Southfield, MI

    "We are very pleased with Branch and we have recommended your company to our friends. Thank you for excellent service!!" 11.2017

  • Joe | Berkley, MI

    "I would not consider using any other company other than Branch for my needs, they are great!" 11.2017

  • Rob | Warren, MI

    "Always a pleasure working with Branch. We've had nothing but consistent, great care for our trees and landscape from Branch for a number of years, and we look forward to many more." 11.2017

  • Leanne | Allen Park, MI

    "Doug has been very informative via our phone conversations. We are hoping to clear up the fungus on my Snow Crab." 10.2017

  • Skip | St. Clair Shores, MI

    "Dave was very knowledgeable - answering all my questions!" 10.2017

  • Elizabeth | Bloomfield Twp, MI

    "Dave was very careful and very meticulous with the surgery to the white oak tree. A very tedious job, but Dave was cheerful the whole time." 08.2017

  • Charles | Northville, MI

    "Our trees look great. Branch conducts proper inspections and treatment to keep everything healthy." 08.2017

  • Frances | Troy, MI

    "Thanks again Jennifer. Devin arrived bright and early Monday morning to take care of my locust tree and there were no bugs for the party on Saturday! You are the best!!!" 06.2017

  • Fulvio | Bloomfield Twp, MI

    "Brad sharp eye discovered that our boxwoods are infested with leafminers and he suggested treatment. Thank you Brad." 05.2017

  • Tom & Sharon | Sterling Heights, MI

    "Tree health has improved markedly over the years with your treatment. Thanks." 05.2017

  • Denice | Bloomfield Hills, MI

    "I asked Brad to look at a couple of White Pine trees in the common areas near my condo. One was failing and the other dead. Although they had been looked at by an arborist, no samples were taken and nothing done. Brad took samples and reported back at once with the results. Thanks for going beyond what was expected." 04.2017

  • Michael | Warren, MI

    "The two flowering trees in my back yard were treated last year and once this year. The budding is almost double from previous years. Thanks for saving/improving my trees!" 04.2017

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