Structural Repair Photos

We do structural repair.

These are pictures that show structural damage that occurs when trees are not maintained properly (weed-eater, lawn mowers etc....). They also sustain damage due to bores and other insects, that attack and leave the tree sick, weak, and dying. Healthy Trees for Life specializes in structural repair and nutrition. Our goal is to treat the entire tree.

This shows the tree after treating for borers, and the removal of dead material.

The tree is sealed off to allow it to heal itself!


These photos are typical of the kind of damage we frequently see

This mullberry tree was infested with borers.

The tree surgery has been completed - the borers and affected area have been eliminated.

The infected area has been dried and sealed off to give the tree the opportunity to heal itself. Fertilizer and polymers have been injected into the root zone to support the tree's own immune system.

Structural repair means from the ground up to the first lateral limbs. These pictures show structural damage on different species of trees. They also show different types of damage either by human interaction, or insects and disease. The treatment for these problems is unique and extremely important to the well-being of the plant.

The treatment and repair of the trunk is vital as it gives the tree a chance to rebuild itself - and protects it from further damage, disease, and infestation.

The fertilization process goes hand in hand with the repair process. It gives the tree the important nutrients it needs to complete it's normal cycle. It also helps it produce it's own chemicals to fight against further infestation as it grows into maturity -because infestation and disease can be spread form one tree to another.

Healthy Trees for Life's goal is to provide the nutrition and treatments for the health and well-being of the whole tree - not just part of it.

So, tree fertilization and polymer injection is just part of the wellness program we provide for trees and shrubs. Structural repair is equally important as it provides a "sealing off" or "filling in" of parts of the tree that have been damaged by insects or disease.

For instance, if there is evidence of borers in the structure, we go into each entry and destroy the borer before sealing off the hole. This is just one example. There are many types of damage that can occur in the structure such as weed-eater and lawn-mower blight, being hit by a vehicle or other large object, as well as freezing and thawing that creates openings in some species. This type of damage leaves the tree suseptible to more insects and disease.

Our goal is to provide help for the entire tree - even though we do not provide tree trimming per se - we do encourage everyone to remove all dead wood from their trees as this only increases the chances of more insects and disease.

Here is an example of what was severe structural damage.

This maple tree had developed huge openings and was rotting from the inside out. I repaired this tree thirty-five years ago and it is doing extremely well.

The process to repair this tree was very complicated. It might be interesting to know that this tree repair required thirty-six, eighty pound bags of concrete! As you can see this tree is still thriving.

For more information contact Ron Curtis at 801-510-3926 or e-mail at