Resources, Tips, and other Helpful Info

Here is where you'll find helpful, informative and interesting tips about Tree Care, Tree Businesses, Tree Facts, and general Tree Information. Check back often as we will regularly post updates.

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Deep Root Tree Fertilization

Bradley Tree now offers deep root tree and shrub fertilization.

Why fertilize trees with this method? Because trees require nutrients to live and thrive. If nutrients are deficient in the soil the tree(s) will have a shorter life; be more susceptible to insect and disease problems; and will not give the landscape benefits expected.

When trees are in urban or suburban environments theyoften experience high stress conditions because of soil compaction, construction, physical damage, & competition from other trees, shrubs & turf.

A tree's nutrient needs can be determinded through soil analysis, and also by observing shoot growth. Shoot growth less than 6 inches indicates that fertilizer applications are appropriate. Foliage color is another indicator of the need for fertilization. And one more indicator is the history of the yard. Rarely if ever fertilized, & heavily paved areas, are candidates for deep root fertilization.

Deep root fertilization makes avaliable the nutrients - both macro & micro - that plants need. Nitrogen is the most used element by plants and is often the most depleted in the soil. Phosphorus is important for root growth. The advantage of deep root fertilization is that when injected into the soil, these nutrients become immediately available to the tree as opposed to placing it on top of the soil.

Small holes are drilled into the soil around the tree, with liquid fertilizer injected, which is accessed by the trees fine absorbing roots. Application holes, depth, spacing, fertilizer rate & tree type are calculated for maximum efficacy.

Deep root fertilizing corresponds with the time of root growth. In general, this starts before budbreak in Spring and ends in Autumn.

Contact us for fertilizing your Trees & Shrubs.

What is an Arborist ? (And why should I hire one?)

An Arborist is a trained specialist in the care of woody plants, especially trees.

Tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns for you the homeowner.

Well cared for trees add to curbside appeal, as well as giving warm-weather cooling benefits.

Neglected trees can be a significant liability, both physically and financially.

Because tree work is inherently dangerous work it's best left to those who are both trained and equipped to undertake it.

An Arborist is also able to help you determine what's best for both you and the tree. For example, you want tree limbs pruned off, fearing branches falling on your house or vehicles. Most homeowners aren't aware that too much pruning will cause a tree to be more dangerous. Or, they want to get as much for their money as possible. A healthy tree, pruned correctly by a trained Arborist, will benefit both tree and homeowner.

Certification as an Arborist means that an extensive examination by a professional organization (i.e. MAA) has been passed. This always entails both time and expense and will indicate a level of knowledge and credentials on the part of the certified arborist.

Don't always accept the lowest bid. The best combination of price, skill, professionalism, equipment & work to be done will give you the results you want.

Safety & Training

All Bradley Tree & Landscape employees are fully trained. Each member of our team participates in on-going training programs and is reviewed for compliance to our company safety policies. Bradley Tree & Landscape is fully licensed and insured and Tim Bradley is a Certified Arborist - MCA number 2385.

Contact us -603-886-1550 or 603-669-0707

Prevent Accidents

Unfortunately, accidents with trees occur evey month when a homeowner, friend or handyman undertakes tree work that is best left to a professional tree care company.

January 2011 Haverhill, MA
A man had to be rescued by firefighters after getting his leg wedged in a storm damaged tree he was cutting behind a triple decker home.

January 2011 Kentucky
A man cutting down a tree on his property suffered a serious head injury after a section of tree fell on him.

March 2011 Florida
A man was electrocuted while trimming a neighbor's tree, using a gas powered pole saw and an extension ladder.

Tree work can be dangerous. Please don't undertake a job that could cause you serious harm.

Call for an Estimate: Manchester (603) 669-0707, Nashua (603) 886-1550