Plant Health Care

Integrated Pest Management

Joseph Tree Service's IPM program is based on 6 principles.
Acceptable Pest Levels

Emphasis is on control NOT eradication.

Preventative Cultural Practices

Maintaining healthy plants through proper pruning, fertilization, soil improvement, watering and other nutrient needs.


Regular inspection and record keeping is critically important in developing a properly Integrated Action Plan (IAP). Our technology allows us to do this faster and more effectively than anyone else.

Mechanical Controls

Should a pest reach unacceptable levels, mechanical controls, such as hand picking, will be the first option.

Biological Controls

Natural biological processes and materials can provide control, with acceptable environmental impact, and often at lower cost. The main approach is to promote beneficial insects that eat or parasitize target pests.

Responsible Chemical Use

Used as a last resort and only to get control, not eradication. Should not normally be repeated and only after careful inspection. Valuable insects such as ladybugs, spiders and bees must be carefully considered prior to any pesticide use.

Benefits of a Plant Health Care Program

Our program is based on the best practices of the industry according to ANSI 300 standard and ISA Guidelines. We do not broadcast spray year after year to save our customers money and protect the environment. Treatment action plans are determined through careful inspection and analysis of all available information.

Proactive vs. Reactive Tree Care
Proactive tree care provides long term health and growth for your trees.
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Plant Health Care

We will make an onsite visit and develop a personalized plan that is best for your needs as well as your trees and shrubs.

Integrated Pest Management

(IPM) Is a comprehensive plan to reduce pest populations in your landscape. Our goal is to do what's best for you, your landscape and the environment.

Disease Prevention & Control

Utilizing the latest knowledge and techniques, Joseph Tree Service will develop a plan to help prevent disease and if needed control or eliminate that disease.


Proper fertilization is vital to any PHC program. Fertilization ensures that trees and shrubs receive the nutrients they need in order to live long, healthy lives.

Nutrient Deficiency Programs

Wondering why your oak tree looks yellowish? Well, it is lacking iron! We can help with this nutrient deficiency along with many others that can affect your trees.

Root Care

Healthy roots equal a healthy plant. Our certified arborists can examine your plant's roots to identify the need for a root zone invigoration, a root collar excavation or girdling root.


Don't really know what you need? Or want to ask questions face to face? Request an Arborist consultation and an ISA Arborist will walk your property with you to make prioritized suggestions on needed work.