Making Southeast Michigan Beautiful Since 1950
At Floral City Tree & Landscape we’re specialists in the design of beautiful landscapes and healthy trees for both your home and office. As longtime members of the community we’re proud of our reputation for quality workmanship, honest business dealings and extensive experience with all types of flora. We have a comprehensive knowledge of plants, aboriculture and maintenance strategies, and we can help you keep a healthy yard year-round.
A property with clean, healthy, and aesthetically pleasing trees is a source of joy for you and your neighbors. In addition to improving the quality of the air you breathe, studies have shown that trees can contribute to lower energy bills and increase the value of your home. As arborists, we can help you get the most from your property by maintaining the health of the trees you have and transplanting new trees enhance your surroundings.
Outdoor Premise Spray
If you are bothered by outdoor insects, especially spiders, you will find welcome relief with our monthly sprays during the summer. Our clients, especially those with homes close to the water, swear by these sprays.
We Proudly Serve the Following Areas:
In Southeast Michigan
- Allen Park
- Flat Rock
- Grosse Isle
- Lincoln Park
- Luna Pier
- Monroe County
- New Boston
- South Rockwood
In Northwest Ohio
- Lucas County and Northern Wood County
(Landscaping and Tree Transplanting only)
The Summer Drought
2012 will be remembered as the year with the unusual weather. The year started with a mild winter which was followed by an early spring. Summer was long, hot and unexceptionally dry. The hot, dry weather appears to have minimized disease pressure. The mild winter and early spring may lead many of us to suspect that we would encounter heavier than normal insect pressure although that does not seem to be the case. Many lawns, landscapes and trees are displaying stress symptoms caused by the summer drought. Drought affects plants in various ways. Symptoms of drought stress in trees include:
reduction in growth
scorch on leaf margins
tip die back
premature leaf drop
smaller than normal leaves
In addition to the drought's direct effect, trees may also suffer secondary drought stress. Trees that are in drought stress are much less resistant to some insects and diseases including:
Armillaria root rot
Dutch elm disease
long horned pine sawyer beetle
Pine wilt nematode
other diseases and insects
We can expect to see a higher than normal incidence if these tree health problems both this fall and next year. Trees vary in their ability to tolerate drought. Trees that are well-established and adapted to their planting site tend to be less affected due to the root system. Recently planted trees due to their limited root system have a tendency to be more affected by drought stress.
Trees also vary in their ability to tolerate drought based on their species. Some of the more common landscape trees that are known to be drought sensitive include: