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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.

MFS has always been a leader and innovator in Tree Care in the St. Louis area. We are on the cutting edge of research and technology in our arboriculture program. Our staff attends regular tree care seminars, classes, and meetings to maintain our Registered Consulting Arborist , Certified Arborist , Certified Forester , and Certified Pesticide Applicator status. We want to offer you the best information concerning your trees and landscapes. Our years of experience in “hands-on” arboriculture and problem-solving in St. Louis landscapes makes us the best. We can help you with a wide variety of services for any of the plants in your yard.

A Safe Culture in a Dangerous Profession

Safety is the most important aspect of our job. We are vigilant to ensure the safety of our employees and your property at all times. We adhere to the American National Standard, ANSI®Z133 Safety Requirements for Arboriculture Operations, and our employees receive ongoing safety training and reinforcement both in-house and externally. Additionally, we certify our employees in First Aid and CPR training and Electrical Hazard Awareness Protection training. We have regular safety meetings and constantly look to promote a culture of safety and increase safety awareness.

We provide the following services:

Plant Health Care

Insect & Disease Management

Various insects and diseases can cause a wide range of damage or stress to your trees and shrubs. Our Certified Technicians can make treatment recommendations if needed. Read More

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. Read More

Tree Maintenance

Since trees and landscaping can add 20% in value to your property, it is important to prune properly to maintain peak health. To accomplish this we offer many tree services. Read More

Consulting

Our Arborist can identify, measure, assess health, and inventory all trees and shrubs on your property. This is very important for insurance purposes if destruction should occur from wind, fire, flood, or other disasters. Read More

Landscape Design & Installation

Landscapes provide style, aesthetics, and functionality to the home. It reflects the taste, vision, and lifestyle of the owners. At MFS we understand this and know how important it is to you. Read More

"Well-maintained trees are an asset to any property, and can actually increase a property’s value by up to 20 percent. "

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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