How Changing Weather Patterns Affect Your Landscape
Plant Health Care isn’t just about saving your trees or shrubs after a problem has been diagnosed.Much like preventive health care for people, it’s about maintaining your trees’ health and wellness before a problem arises, sparing them stress, saving you money,and increasing their lifespan.
While insects and diseases havealways challenged landscapehealth, climate change nowpresents the greatest challengeto date.
The National Climate Assessment(Volume II), issued by the United States Government in November 2018 states, “Earth’s climate is now changing faster than at any point in the history of modern civilizations, primaril yas a result of human activities.”
On the west coast, extreme heat and drought conditions continue to spur forest fires, which threaten local communities and endanger the well-being of humans, wildlife, and plants.
On the east coast, milder winters, earlier springs, and longer autumns are modifying growing environments and increasing insect activity. Extreme weather,warmer temperatures and reduced air and water quality are already a reality.
In the middle of the country, increases in warm-season humidity and precipitation have eroded soils while creating favorable conditions for pests and pathogens.
Donald Wuebbles, a University of Illinois Climate Scientist and co-author of the report said,“We’re going to continue to see severe weather events get stronger and more intense.”When the weather is uncertain, proper cultural practices like fertilization, pruning,and insect and disease management are more important than ever in keeping your trees and shrubs healthy. SavATree is proud to be your landscape’s best defense against extreme weather.
SavATree Knows How to Help
Nutrients fortify and strengthen trees and their root systems.
Pruning and Cabling help protect trees in storms.
Regular Checkups keep disease, insects and fungal issues at bay.