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Services - Metropolitan Forestry Services

We guarantee the highest quality plant health care services using a science-based approach to provide the best possible solution for your tree care needs.

Plant Health Care Program

We recognize that your trees represent a significant investment of your time and money. Our Plant Health Care Programs are designed to keep trees and shrubs as healthy and vigorous as possible. We offer remedial as well as preventative treatment options to fit your individual needs and budget. Our plant health care knowledge and programs are what distinguish us from other companies in the green industry.

Your ISA Certified Arborist will:

  • Visit your yard and correctly identify the problem
  • Provide information and additional testing if necessary
  • Discuss the treatment options
  • Accurately measure affected trees for precise application and pricing
  • Provide you with a comprehensive written estimate
  • Be available to answer any questions about the treatment or health of your trees

Insect & Disease Management


Various insects and diseases can cause a wide range of damage or stress to your trees and shrubs. Most do not cause catastrophic damage to your plants, but the combined effect of insects, disease, soil, and weather can cause damage and decline.

Diagnosis and Evaluation of the problem is the most important part of the Plant Health Care program . Our Certified Technicians can make treatment recommendations if needed. MFS spends a great amount of time to research all the products we recommend in our treatment programs. We want to be assured that our people and the environment are protected.

We offer remedial as well as preventative soil and trunk injections that work systematically to protect your plants. Many times the infestation or infection can be removed by pruning or surgery. Let us put a protection plan together that is sensible and effective. Keep your trees and shrubs healthy and vigorous and you will have fewer insect and disease problems.

Nutrient Management


Everything you see happening to your trees and shrubs above ground is a reaction to what is happening underground.

Keep your trees healthy and they will be able to withstand natural and man-made stresses.

Trees and shrubs in the urban environment generally need more help than Mother Nature gives them. MFS has developed a wide menu of root and soil treatments to correct nutrient deficiencies and improve the soil environment where roots flourish. With soil analysis, we can diagnose the problem and recommend a treatment program to accomplish our goals.

Here in Missouri our heavy clay soils lack oxygen which roots need to pick up nutrients. We aerate the soil by drilling holes throughout the root system and backfill with organic material to attract beneficial microbes and fungi. We also apply biostimulants such as humic acid and mycorrhiza which help mimic the natural forest soils. Our fertilization programs consist of a wide variety of products that can be applied throughout the year to correct deficiencies in nutrients, micronutrients and soil pH.

Our Plant Health Care knowledge and programs are what distinguish us from other companies in the green industry. Let us develop a personalized Plant Health Care Plan just for you. Contact Us

Seasonal Care Calendar

MFS has spent years developing and implementing a Plant Health Care Program alongside a Landscape Maintenance Regime.

Winter

Horticultural Oil (January-April)

Spring Ornamental Fertilization (February-June)

Fall Fertilization (October-December)

Ver-dur Chlorosis Treatment (February-April & September-December)

Merit Systemic Injections (February-May & September-November)

Tree Trimming (January-December)

Tree Planting (February-June & October-December)

Shrub Planting (February-June & September-December)

Spring

Horticultural Oil (January-April)

Spring Ornamental Fertilization (February-June)

Crab-Apple/Hawthorn Fungicide (March-July)

Sweetgum Ball Reduction (April)

Spring Insect Spray (April-June)

Pine/Spruce Fungicide (May-June)

Dutch Elm Disease Injections (May-June & August-September)

Ver-dur Chlorosis Treatment (February-April & September-December)

Borer Treatment (March-November)

Merit Systemic Injections (February-May & September-November)

Tree Trimming (January-December)

Shrub Trimming (March-June)

Tree Planting (February-June & October-December)

Shrub Planting (February-June & September-December)

Perennial Planting (April-June & September-November)

Annual Planting (April-May & September-October)

Mulch (April-November)

Summer

Spring Ornamental Fertilization (February-June)

Crab-Apple/Hawthorn Fungicide (March-July)

Spring Insect Spray (April-June)

Pine/Spruce Fungicide (May-June)

Dutch Elm Disease Injections (May-June & August-September)

Holly Leaf Miner Treatment (June-July)

Summer Insect Spray (June-August)

Late Season Insect Spray (August-September)

Sycamore Anthracnose Injections (August-October)

Borer Treatment (March-November)

Tree Trimming (January-December)

Shrub Trimming (March-June)

Tree Planting (February-June & October-December)

Shrub Planting (February-June & September-December)

Perennial Planting (April-June & September-November)

Mulch (April-November)

Hardscaping (June-November)

Fall

Dutch Elm Disease Injections (May-June & August-September)

Late Season Insect Spray (August-September)

Sycamore Anthracnose Injections (August-October)

Plant Health Care Inspections (September-November)

Fall Fertilization (October-December)

Ver-dur Chlorosis Treatment (February-April & September-December)

Borer Treatment (March-November)

Merit Systemic Injections (February-May & September-November)

Tree Trimming (January-December)

Tree Planting (February-June & October-December)

Shrub Planting (February-June & September-December)

Perennial Planting (April-June & September-November)

Annual Planting (April-May & September-October)

Spring Flowering Bulb Planting (October-November)

Mulch (April-November)

Hardscaping (June-November)

Our goal is to provide you with the best possible service. If you are not satisfied with any treatment or completed job, we will resolve the situation to your satisfaction. We want to do our utmost to ensure your trees and shrubs are always 'green and growing'.

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