Priest Lake: Tree Health Care

Priest Lake, Idaho

Priest Lake is considered a destination for year-round adventure and vacation. Located in the northernmost portion of the Idaho Panhandle, this is an area with a spectacular backdrop where you can experience and enjoy a myriad of recreational opportunities. Today, the lake’s biggest draw is tourism. Several private resorts and popular camp grounds have sprung up around the area.

The location is also considered a hiker’s paradise because of the pristine variety of wildlife both in and around the lake. Not only the Priest Lake’s community can experience and enjoy the magic of this spectacular environment, but visitors and tourists can as well. Trees surrounding the area increase the property value and save energy, which helps the economy and beautifies the community as a whole. To maintain this kind of healthy, natural, and safe environment, a quality "Tree Health Care" program is highly recommended.

Tree Health Care

Trees are like people. Care and maintenance are required to remain healthy and strong. Routine tree health inspections are vital to managing insects and diseases and helping trees thrive in an urban environment. For healthy and well-maintained trees, we have provided below some key points of interest.

1. Management of Insects and Diseases

Maintaining tree health through pruning and optimizing soil conditions is a good place to start. Insects and diseases can attack any tree during the growth season. This is one of the primary reasons why trees get weak and eventually attract unwanted attention that can even kill other trees and shrubs. If there is an occurrence of tree stress, wilting, leaf loss, dying or drying branches, etc., contact our professional arborist for an immediate assessment of your trees. Inspections to detect infestations before damage occurs are ideal. We can help you identify and diagnose insects and diseases. We have treatment programs that provide quality health care for your trees.

2. Maintenance Plan

Consistency is the key! A "Maintenance Plan" provides the framework for consistent and continual care of your trees and plants. The presence of trees in public areas and highly populated communities can present a degree of risk to people and their property. This plan aims to provide management strategies to ensure the longevity and quality of our trees. The purpose of this planning is to provide a clear and consistent method for managing trees, including a maintenance and condition inspection schedule. Services offered include inspection of the trees and plants, their growth environments, annual pruning, disease control, insect management, fertilization, and mulching.

3. Small Lot Management

Selective thinning of trees, fuel load reduction, ground clean-up, and pest management are the keys to small lot management. If you own wooded property, learning to maintain the ecosystem properly will lead to increased health and diversity. Some of us hesitate to do anything to our woods, either due to a lack of time, knowledge, or fear of tampering with a delicate ecosystem and its wildlife. If this is the case, it is highly recommended to seek out professional assistance or to at least find a qualified person to provide instructions on steps you should take.

Call Northern Lakes Tree Service!

Start protecting your home and saving your trees today! Contact Northern Lakes Tree Service to provide you with safe, professional tree services for your home. Schedule a consultation with one of our tree experts for the sake of your trees now.

For free estimates:


Damon Bretthauer
Phone: (208) 443-3600
     Cell: (208) 610-3718


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