The Spiral Into Tree Death (Trees Need Doctors Too!)

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When do you seek help from a Certified Arborist?

Do you only reach out when you see damage? If so, you’re definitely not alone.

Most homeowners react to tree problems as soon as they see symptoms; however, did you know that waiting to react and then treat is actually more costly on your wallet and the environment? Failing to provide proactive care often leads to the spiral of tree decline. It’s sadly a big reason trees end up having to be taken down.

Here’s the thing: even if trees are monitored by the most careful, watchful eyes possible, without proper expertise it is nearly impossible to anticipate and plan for the damage that will attack them. And, while it’s important to call a Certified Arborist as soon as damage is noticed on the tree, at that point the tree is already at the bottom of the spiral, sinking closer to death.  

Reacting and then treating can only do so much. Once the damage hits, there’s no going back.


Spiraling Into Tree Death

spiral into tree death need tree doctor now

Adaptation of Manion, P.D. 1981. Tree disease concepts. Prentice-Hall Inc., Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 399 p.

Above is a representation of what we call the tree decline spiral. As you can see, there are a ton of factors that can affect the livelihood of your tree. The deeper into the spiral, the closer the tree is to death. But, if you’re hoping to save your trees, don’t worry – that’s what tree doctors are here to help you with.

Our team of Certified Arborists (“tree doctors”) will work with you to help your trees thrive. After all, tree preservation is our number one goal, and, as once said by Benjamin Franklin, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Click on each factor below to learn more about it & to find out what you can do for your trees:

Urban environmentDefoliating Insects
Soil compactionExcavation
Poor fertilityDrought
Outside climactically adapted rangeExcessive salt
SaltFrost
Low soil moisture holding capacityCanker fungi
Poor soil drainageWood & bark boring insects
Climate changeRoot rot
Old ageVirus

What Can I Do For My Trees?

beautiful tree helped by tree doctor to stay healthy and beautiful

The best way to make sure your trees don’t start sinking further into the spiral is simple: have an expert periodically check up on your trees throughout the year. Trees are just like us – they need routine checkups by their doctor, too!

The need for professional monitoring and care is precisely why we created our Canopy Protection Program. This program is professionally designed to help you and your plants cope with the issues prevalent in our urban area.

Our Canopy Protection Program is a recurring plan designed to help mitigate predisposing, inciting, and contributing factors before it’s too late.

It includes:

  • A tree doctor visiting your property 7 times throughout the year
  • 2 all-natural, organic biostimulants
  • Intensive treatments for tree diseases and tree bugs
  • Monitoring for all plants in your landscape

As tree experts, we understand and recognize the daunting number of issues our plants face. As we strive to do the right thing for people and nature, we actively seek opportunities to provide optimal care for your trees – which starts with the comprehensive plan provided by our Canopy Protection Program.

It’s simple: it’s the best gift you can give to your trees.


If your trees are suffering under any of the factors in the spiral, reach out to us at 703.573.3029 to sign up for our Canopy Protection Program today. This way, we can do the right thing for you and your trees.

Already Received A Canopy Protection Proposal From Us?

Yes: You will receive a 5% discount if you approve and prepay by February 28th. You can easily approve and choose “prepay” through our online form or by calling us at 703.573.3029.

No: Please call us at 703.573.3029 to get started today. If you prepay by February 28th, you will qualify for the 5% discount!

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