Tag Archives: ISA Certified Arborist

“My Tree Is Out Of Control!”

A Niwaki customer gave our arborist a call and said their maple tree was growing way too large for its space. The tree provides great shade from the setting sun, but if left alone, will overgrow the space and need removal.

A trench has been made around the flare of the tree and is ready for the tree growth regulator application.

Niwaki has the solution to this common problem. We can treat the tree with a tree growth regulator and slow the tree’s growth up to 70% its normal growth rate. This treatment is very affordable and only needs to be performed every three years. If

Tree growth regulator solution is evenly applied within the trench and will be drawn into the tree through normal respiration.

you have a tree or large shrub that is getting out of hand call Niwaki at 704-980-9516. Our ISA Certified Arborists will evaluate your tree to see if its a good candidate for this service.


Rotting Root Flare of Old Oak Tree

Niwaki was asked to visit a property in Davidson NC today to review the condition of several aging oak trees. During our inspection we found fungal conks growing at the base of this large oak. This fungus indicates that the tree’s base is beginning to decay.  This tree has experienced prolonged stress, possibly from drought conditions, canker worm damage, or other urban invaders. Due to the size of the tree and its close proximity to the house, Niwaki suggests to remove the tree as soon as possible. Niwaki Tree and Shrub care has ISA certified arborists on staff to diagnose the health of your trees. If you find mushrooms or fungal growth growing around the base of your trees, call Niwaki today at 704-980-9516. 

You Get What You Pay For…

Niwaki recently acquired a new organic shrub care client in the Fort Mill area. Over the past several seasons this client had used one of the large lawn care services to  care for her plants. During our first treatment our ISA certified Arborist noticed that her holly hedges were highly infested with waxy scale insects. Niwaki  inspects each plant at every visit to assure that insect and disease issues are discovered to eliminate issues like this example. Its obvious that the technician from the earlier service never inspected these plants. Niwaki immediately began a horticultural oil protocol to suffocate the scale insect populations. This non-toxic treatment will be repeated throughout the next few visits to eliminate this threat to our customer’s plants. In the conversation with our customer she stated that price was the driving factor in her hiring this first service. She was very upset to find that her plants had not been maintained properly. Her last comment was, “I Guess You Get What You Pay For.” At Niwaki Tree and Shub Care we strive to provide  the best possible value to our customers. That’s why we have certified arborists treating the landscapes of our customers. Call Niwaki today at 704-980-9516 to find out how our organic plant healthcare programs can be a strong asset to your shrubs and trees.