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Is iron deficiency fatal?
Yes - iron deficiency kills trees. Trees need iron to manufacture chlorophyll. When a tree lacks chlorophyll, it can't produce adequate energy via photosynthesis and the tree will begin to decline. Worse, a tree in decline is also more susceptible to other diseases and damage from insects.
We can help!
Arbor Aesthetics uses a macro injection system to flush iron (and/or manganese, depending on the species) directly through your tree's vascular system via injection sites at the root flare. These treatments are performed in the fall and can provide up to three years of green, happy leaves for your tree!
We're honored to again be featured in the 2019 edition of Faces of Omaha. This publication, by Omaha Magazine, introduces the "faces" of local industry leaders and experts who stand ready to serve the Omaha community.
In 2005, Jeff Grewe faced a crucial decision: either finish college or devote his energy to the tree service business he had just started. He chose the tree service and never looked back. Jeff had an aptitude for climbing trees and found joy in the mastery of making trees beautiful. With a handsaw and a ladder, Arbor Aesthetics was born. Jeff’s operation remained small for many years while he gained experience and sought formal training in arboriculture.
Three years ago, he met and married Amy. “It was like rocket fuel when she came aboard,” Jeff says. Amy’s graphic design skills and office management experience have helped the company triple in size.
Together, Amy and Jeff have created a company where employees are valued, with an emphasis on professionalism and a culture of safety, respect, and camaraderie.
“Our biggest passion in owning our business is helping our employees live better lives,” Jeff says. “We take care of our employees so they can take care of our customers.” The Grewes offer full benefits and have cultivated a “coaching over criticism” work environment, helping their employees reach their full potential.
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6724 Irvington Road
Omaha, NE 68122
Another year, Another gift
The huge, dead tree was always a concern, especially on windy days and during the colder months when the dry air made the limbs even more brittle. Because of the cost of tree removal and other urgent circumstances, we had to put that project on hold and hope for the best.
Our attention was focused on our first grandson who was born at only 28 weeks gestation, making daily trips to the hospital and hoping each day would be better than the day before. Going to work was a welcomed distraction sometimes, but I also juggle homeschooling my two children who have autism. The holiday season was far from jolly and bright. It was stressful, and uncertain, and exhausting.
But we have a dear neighbor who is so thoughtful and nominated us to receive the tree service, then we met the wonderful folks at Arbor Aesthetics, and we felt so blessed! Such a professional group of people, yet genuinely kind hearted as well.
Our story has a happy ending: after nearly 3 months in the hospital, our grandson finally got to go home to his mom and dad, and soon after they moved into their own home to continue their adventures.
We are again grateful for the opportunity every year to give back to our community that has supported our small business for over a decade. Every single one of our customers helps make this possible! When you hire Arbor Aesthetics Tree Service, you, too, are giving back to our community and providing tree services to those in need! Thank you Omaha!
~ Amy, Jeff & the Crew
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When not preoccupied with feeding, the beetles find time to mate and lay eggs (what a life!). Eggs are laid near the soil surface, and the newly hatched larvae tunnel in late summer to overwinter in the soil until the next season. While the adults feed solely on trees and shrubs, the larvae feed on grass roots and can cause problems for the turf. Brown patches in the yard that easily pull up are a sign of grub issues. On top of that, it’s not uncommon for animals such as skunks, opossums, and raccoons to dig in the yard for a tasty treat.
On a positive note, Japanese beetles can be controlled to minimize damage. If you’ve had issues with grubs killing the lawn, you or your lawn company should put down a granular insecticide early in the spring to help kill grubs. Most professional lawn services have this built into their maintenance program. This can help your lawn but won’t do much for your trees, as the beetles will still fly in from neighboring sites.
Treatment for trees is best done preventatively using systemic insecticides placed in the soil that travel up through the roots and into the leaf tissue, thus killing the beetles as they feed. It's important to note that none of these treatments act as repellants. The beetles must feed on the leaves in order to die. The timing and chemical required depend on the type of tree or plant. Birches, elms, buckthorns, and other non-flowering trees and shrubs can be treated with imidacloprid in the spring once a year, at least a month prior to beetle emergence. This product is not registered for flowering trees, however, as it has been associated with the decline in pollinator populations. For lindens and fruit trees, acephate can be injected in the soil at the time of beetle emergence, which can provide 4-6 weeks of control. For last minute applications when systemic insecticides will be too slow to be effective, foliar sprays will be effective. Sprays with bifenthrin or permethrin will provide two weeks of control, and will need to be repeated until mid-to-late August when the beetles stop feeding. (Yes, Arbor Aesthetics offers all of these treatment options!)
Traps: Are they effective?
A common question is whether or not to use pheromone traps in the yard. The short answer is NO. Don’t do it. Studies have shown the traps bring in more beetles than they catch, and will draw in beetles in from an even larger area.
Dylan Willis, Plant Healthcare Specialist
B.S. Forest Science
ISA Certified Arborist
Amy Grewe, Certified Arborist & Co-Owner