Collection: We Save Sick Trees! Here’s why Deblen's Tree Treatments are the Best…

We Save Sick Trees! Our services include:

  • Deep root feeding, which fractures and restores air flow to compacted soil. 
  • Foliar and trunk fogging which allows the tree to absorb important nutrition and moisture through tree surfaces.
  • We apply our very own 18-16-9 Tree Food and our custom blends of botanical, plant based, organic, and essential oil ingredients are all we use.
  • Add to that vital trace minerals and mycorrhizal fungi to restore the soil makeup, balance the pH, and invite important microbes and underground activity. This means your trees' will get anything missing from their seasonal needs necessary to thrive, not just survive.
  • No off the shelf yard chemicals are allowed on our trucks. Neither are animal based “organic “ products with manure, blood, feather, or bone meal as these cannot be vetted to be free of antibiotics, vaccines, insecticides, fungicides, and other chemicals administered to animals. No sewage based “organic” products are allowed either.

Healthy trees and plants naturally resist insects and fungus. This means if we get and KEEP your trees healthy, there will automatically be less insects and fungus, no poisons ever need to be sprayed with our program.

We encourage new twigs and foliage to grow on sick or sluggish trees by promoting new root-growth each summer and fall.

Dying trees can be restored by helping the existing root system build new root-branches and root-hairs which will automatically bring new branches, twigs, buds, and foliage in the tree's canopy. Check out our before/after section and you may be surprised at how far gone a tree can be and still be saved!

“What happens when Deblen uses it’s program on my tree?”

Deblen is very different than the conventional tree service or tree treatment service. We use zero poisons, we actually save trees instead of just addressing a symptom such as dieback, insects, fungus, or poor growth with cutting, spraying, or removal. There is no such thing as a "bad tree", some just need extra care, just like people or pets. Tree removal and trimming are very necessary services, but removal isn't always needed after Deblen is involved with a sick tree. We have saved thousands of trees over the last 40 years.

After saving the trees, Deblen also maintains them to keep them healthy, vibrant, and beautiful to withstand stresses from weather, seasonal changes, and other problems they will experience each year. Being proactive with trees is no different than humans or pets getting supplements to keep them healthy. Trees grow better when they have perfect nutrition, Deblen provides that when living in the untouched woods isn't possible for your trees. New trees are accelerated in root and canopy growth without sacrificing their health when Deblen is in charge of their nutrition.

When we first assess your trees, we want learn how they feel by looking at their surroundings and learning about their past. We need to investigate the cause of the symptoms if your trees are sick, and the treatment program needed to save them. 

Most trees that live in a open mowed yard space are not as healthy when compared to trees in the woods. Trees in a yard have hotter roots, dryer soil, less companion trees to maintain root contact with, and less diversity in the soil because of grass, mowing, and less low growing plant life. So all yard trees are more stressed to begin with. 

First of all we should explain what is usually happening when a tree is sick. In most cases, a tree weakens from some deficiency in the root system. The roots need soft living soil to feed itself by converting minerals into usable energy. This happens when mycorrhiza, a web-like fungus, connects the tree roots to the surrounding microbiome well beyond the tree itself. This network of fungi transports these minerals to the tree root, and in return, the tree gives back a beneficial compound to the fungi. A perfect symbiotic relationship. This network connects all the trees in a forest to each other, even if they are different species. They all take care of each other and respond to stressors, giving 'warnings" to each other through their roots. It's amazing when it works like it is designed to. A mowed yard is not the ideal home for any tree. Trees like to have close friends in the woods and a manicured yard obviously separates trees by many feet. Normal, "in-the-woods" trees have multiple overlaps in their root systems.

When the soil in your yard is deficient, which most yards are, it becomes "dirt" and the mycorrhiza die, now the tree is on its own, and it begins declining. Some trees decline faster than others. A sick tree no longer puts off a "vibe" to predator insects to stay away, because it's sap is unhealthy and weak. A healthy tree's sap is poison to bad insects. When a predator insect like an egg laying borer senses a weak tree, it knows it can safely lay an egg and as it's family builds inside the sick tree, they create a sick and infected environment in the sap tissue. The insect family gets larger as the tree gets sicker. (Now when this happens in the woods, such as after a storm weakens a tree's strength, its all part of the process of trees becoming new organic matter as they die, fall over, rot, and nourish the soil. This is not overly common in the woods, since the soil is healthy, maintains itself, regenerative, and sustainable when left alone, but it happens.) 

Back to the tree in your yard. What causes deficient soil and turns it to "dead dirt"? 

-A common problem is chemical poisoning from yard products. These chemicals destroy living things and they are everywhere. They are designed to disrupt and destroy the natural process of plants...that includes your trees! Remember the network of fungi? That is alive, and the trees use it to eat. When you kill the fungi with yard chemicals, the soil dies, becomes hard and compacted, and trees starve.  Weed killers, pre-emergents, weed-n-feed, insecticides, fungicides, really all "cides" can burn trees, they kill mycorrhiza, and are never worth the convenience they offer.

 -Compaction after construction is another problem. Preparing a job site to build a home, add on, landscaping, new driveway, or septic system, these are some of the projects that cause compaction. Even when all precautions are taken, when your contractor scrapes and turns over the yard soil it dries rock hard above the fungi network, killing it's live attributes and the microscopic world in it. Bringing in piles of heavy dirt, even black dirt, also kills the microbiome and takes seasons to rebuild(if no chemicals are sprayed). This fill dirt or topsoil is dead.

-Root Damage from the above construction damage also destroys the soil above and around tree roots. When the tree is disconnected from the fungal network, the network of fungi are also ripped up and die in that area, and when the trenched and cut areas are filled in and smoothed over, the soil takes years to recover(if no chemicals are sprayed).

-Building a new home on old farm land, such as many new developments we see popping up are built upon. The land was typically farmed for decades using highly toxic farm chemicals that killed the soil. This can take years to recover with a strict rest from all chemicals, and it can be very hard to grow trees in this "dirt". The ground is dead, dead, dead. 

So what is Deblen's solution?

The first thing we always recommend is stopping or not starting any yard chemical services, or applying your own, to the grass and landscaped areas. These are poisonous to you, your pets, the wildlife, and of course your trees. 

When Deblen deep root feeds a sick tree(s), this does a few things:

  • First-the high pressure liquid we inject into the roots fracture the hardened dead soil in the roots, opening up new airways, and softens the soil.
  • Second-it introduces our custom liquid blend of plant based nutrients, minerals, and even a fresh supply of mycorrhiza to go to work on building a new fungal network. We put the building supplies and the workers into the sick tree's roots.
  • Third-the tree immediately takes the tree food we flooded it's roots with and uses it for energy, sap health(remember healthy sap is deadly to insects), root reproduction, and of course foliage health. This helps a sick or dying tree to reverse course and start rebuilding. If the roots have not compartmentalized yet, we can usually get medicine into the tree and trigger new growth year after year. Yearly maintenance is key and with our help, your tree will get what it needs to thrive, not just survive.

What about the Grass?

Another thing we do to fix the soil in the yard is feed the grass, plants, and ornamental trees with another plant food liquid we have designed. This custom blend, like our tree food, feeds the soil that the grass lives in, the gardens(veggie and flower), and all bushes. When we spray our lawn food, we introduce new mycorrhiza and nutrients to the soil, which invite new microbe activity, oxygen, and mineral uptake. This naturally reverses compaction from dead dirt to softened soil and connects the trees and plants together by setting up a healthy fungal network again throughout your property. Check out All Natural Lawn Fertilizing section to learn more.

When we fix the soil under your yard, many things start to happen. The soil returns, softens, and breathes. This softer healthy surface means better carbon intake, less runoff, better water absorption, and a cleaner lake. This also means less fungus, blight, grubs, and other harmful insects. A balance gradually appears that makes everything work better. We bring "the woods" to your yard without you needing to let it grow wild. Every plant and tree get everything they need because we are supplementing every root system in your yard and the microbiome underground. Healthy plants and trees naturally resist bad fungus and harmful insects without poisons needing to be sprayed on them. We are able to take "dead dirt" damaged by years of chemical abuse around your tree and regenerate it into "living soil" again so it can live like it needs to.

Trees of any age and species can be improved. 

Call or Text to arrange your tree health assessment this season. 218-839-5319



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