Tag Archives: Organic plant healthcare

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. 

Niwaki Specializes in Boxwood Healthcare

Did you know that boxwood healthcare is a one of our special services at Niwaki? Well actually, our boxwood story goes back over 100 years. The owners of Niwaki are second generation boxwood specialists. Our family began its roots in the foothills of Virginia. The English boxwood mecca of the South. The images below are English boxwood plants that are over 100 years old. They surround a home very near our home place in Amhearst Virginia.  Our father propagated cuttings from boxwood plants at our home place 60 years ago. These 60 year old plants can now be found surrounding our homes in the Charlotte Metro area. Niwaki has many clients in Charlotte that rely on our knowledge of boxwood shrubs to keep them healthy and insect free. Call Niwaki at 704-980-9516 today to find out how we can keep your boxwood plants as healthy and strong as these 100 year old shrubs .

 

100 year old English boxwood hedge in Amhearst Virginia

 

 

 

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.