Plant Health Care

Making the world a more beautiful place one tree at a time!

The objective of Plant Health Care is to maintain or improve your tree and shrub’s appearance, vitality and safety, using the most cost-effective and environmentally sensitive practices and treatments available. Good News Tree Service, Inc. can monitor and identify problems that may be environmental, cultural or pest related, selecting and utilizing appropriate control measures and evaluating their effectiveness. Trees and shrubs represent a considerable long-term investment in your landscape. With proper care, these plants can provide beautiful surroundings, cooling shade, and many other benefits for decades.

Why invest in your trees and shrubs through a targeted plant health care program?

  • Taking care of your trees and shrubs is being environmentally responsible, since without healthy plants, ALL life on earth will die.
  • Investing in plant health care makes economic sense, since studies show that beautiful landscaping increases home values by six percent or more.
  • Plant health care improves one’s quality of life. Scientific studies show that people who have a well-maintianed landscape are healthier physically and happier mentally and emotionally. So what have you got to lose? 

Symptoms that your trees or shrubs need plant health care treatments including deep root fertilization, inscticides and fungicides

Light green, yellowish or discolored leaves

Cracking bark

Thin foliage or branch die-back

Dead spots on leaves

Fewer or smaller leaves than normal

Wilting of foliage

Dying back of branches at the tips

Premature leaf drop

Holes and sawdust shavings in the trunk


Short annual twig growth

Leaves that are curling, look chewed, have holes, colored blotches or spots

Abnormal insect activity

  • Molds, mildews or other unusual anomolies on leaves, shoots or flowers.
  • When is the best time to do plant health care?
  • Whenever your plants need it!
  • Since certain treatments are time specific, call Good News Tree Service, Inc. for a free consultation to determine the best time.

What can Good News Tree Service, Inc. offer your trees and shrubs?

GNTS, Inc. offers a full line of plant health care services including

  • Deep root fertilization of shrubs and trees via soil-injection
  • Diagnostics of plant health care problems
  • Pesticide applications (including insecticides and fungicides)
  • Free analysis of the trees and shrubs on your property

Our environmentally-friendly policy. Good News Tree Service’s goal is to use environmentally conscience products and practices at all times, so that we help to maintain and not upset the balance of nature. As such, we use (except on rare occasions) insecticides that target only the pest, such as systemics pesticides (applied via bark sprays and soil drenches) as opposed to foliar sprays. Foliar insecticide sprays tend to kill not only the pests, but beneficial (predatory) insects, as well, such as lady bug and wasps along with pollinating insects (e.g. bees), while systemics do not. 

When applying foliar fungicides (as opposed to insecticides), GNTS, Inc. sprays only on calm days to avoid drift, and at times when bee activity is non-existent or minimal. If used properly, fungicides will not kill insects (beneficial or otherwise).

Furthermore, our systemic insecticides (in most cases) require only one treatment per season for insect control, while foliar sprays usually require two or three treatments per season for insect control. Systemics may cost a little more up front, but one treatment usually offers season-long control. By contrast, foliars may be cheaper initially, but multiplied by two or three applications, plus the environmental cost of killing beneficial insects and the fact that sprays can drift over onto your neighbor’s property, they can end up costing more in the long run.

Invest in your trees and shrubs today and see the difference tomorrow!

Call us today to assess the needs of your trees and shrubs: (503) 789–9881

Deep root fertilizer being injected into the root zone of a tree.
Spraying a tree.
Good News Tree Service, Inc. rig used for spraying and deep root fertilizing