Tree Structural Repair

The photos below 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.

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This shows the tree before the removal of dead material and treatment.

tree before the removal of dead material and treatment

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

tree is sealed off to allow it to heal itself

This photo shows a tree in the process of healing.

This photo shows a tree in the process of healing.

This photo shows the type of damage we frequently see.

This photo shows the type of damage we frequently see.

After repair, fertilizer and polymers are 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.

Our 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 repairis 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 susceptible 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 tree had developed huge openings and was rotting from the inside out.

Here is an example of what was severe structural damage.

I  repaired this tree thirty-five years ago and it is still doing extremely well.

I  repaired this tree thirty-five years ago and it is still doing extremely well.

The process to do repair like this is very complicated.

It might be interesting to know that a repair like this may require a few dozen eighty pound bags of concrete!