What is Plant Health Care?
The objective of a PHC program is to maintain or improve the appearance, vitality, and safety of your trees or entire landscape, using the most cost-effective and environmentally sensitive practices and treatments available. A Plant Health Care Program involves routine monitoring, preventive treatment, and a strong working relationship between the arborist and the property owner.
Why sign up for a Plant Health Care Program with Stevenson Consulting?
At Stevenson Consulting, we have the experience and training to detect many potential tree and shrub problems before they become life-threatening to your trees or hazardous to you or your property.
As arborists, we can also make tree and shrub recommendations, such as species selection and placement, to prevent problems from occurring in the first place.
What is involved in a Plant Health Care Program?
First, a PHC program involves monitoring tree and shrub health, think of this as a walk through wellness checkup for your trees. This step allows problems to be detected and managed before they become serious. The monitoring may be as simple as annual visits timed specifically for your trees likely issues to check on a few special trees in your landscape, or it may involve more frequent quarterly or monthly inspections of all your trees and shrubs. The monitoring frequency and complexity of your PHC program depend on the size and diversity of your landscape, as well as your particular landscape goals and budget.
Second, if a problem or potential problem is detected during a monitoring visit, your arborist will work with you to develop a solution. You will receive a detailed inspection sheet along with suggestions to increase health and/or mitigate disease or pests. We will provide you with information about your trees and shrubs that will let you make appropriate management decisions for your budget and goals.
What will a PHC Program cost?
Each program is individually designed to fit the needs of your specific landscape, no standard price can be given without a site visit and assessment. You may want to develop a plan for a few key trees on your property, or you may wish to have the entire landscape placed on the program.
At Stevenson Consulting, we can design a Plant Health Care program that fits your personal goals and budget.