Cutting Edge Tree Services & Arbor Master, Inc

Disease Prevention

Trees can get sick just like any other living thing, and just like any other living thing sickness can be caused by the presence of another living organism or by certain environmental conditions. Pathogens are pests such as bacteria or fungal organisms that cause symptoms in their host and abiotic disorders are diseases caused by non-living factors such as nutrient deficiency. Whether your tree is host to a pathogen or suffering due to some element of its surroundings, we are able to help identify plant problems and recommend appropriate treatments. A soil test or limb sample can give us specific information when we are unable to identify what is causing a certain condition, but many of the plant problems in our area are recognizable without conducting such tests. Needle Cast, Bur Oak Blight, Apple Scab and Chlorosis are all examples of tree diseases that are easily recognizable in North Iowa. Needle Cast, BOB and Apple Scab are caused by fungus and Chlorosis is our most common abiotic disorder. We have a variety of fungicides from bio-based soil injections to chemical applications using trunk injection that have been proven to be effective against our most aggressive tree pests. For Chlorotic trees, we have nutrient programs and soil amendments that will greatly increase your tree's ability to make use of iron and manganese to keep your trees healthier for years to come.

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A Well-Oiled Machine

You guys are amazing! What a well-oiled machine. All that teamwork and in the rain to boot. That is dedication. Big storm damage mess cleared up in 2 hours. And to think our job was only the first on your list that day. Thanks so much.

Deb, Charles City, IA

The Whole Job Was a Success

The whole job was a success to me, from the removing of the trees, the stumps, filling in with dirt, planting of the new tree, trimming the other tree to the cleanup. You did an amazing job, and in record time. You have a hard working crew.

Dianna, Garner, IA

Taking Immediate Action

Rarely at a loss for words I am struggling to express the depth of my gratitude to Kevin for taking immediate action to safely remove a tree at our house.

Melissa Norris, Clear Lake, IA

Totally Pleased

Totally pleased with your work at our Clear Lake property! Thank you, thank you!

Ann & Mike, Des Moines, IA