Treating soils to add nutrients, adjust pH or improve microbial activity are vital for tree and plant health long-term. Identification of soil problems and treating issues identified is a specialist area of expertise within ArborCo.
Core drilling is a proven method of soil treatment to assist stressed trees and offers instant deep wetting and nutrient feeding for trees in dry, compacted or degraded soils. Several “cores” are drilled around the tree. These are then filled with a combination of materials depending on the health problem present. Water can then be added for improved retention and long-term feeding. In addition to core drilling, surface soil treatments and organic mulch can be applied for sustained soil improvement.