Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Preventing “Nuisance Fruit” in Boise, Eagle, Meridian, and Nampa Idaho.



At Organic Solutions! Inc, lawn care is about more than just having green grass.  We also specialize in services to manage and care for your trees and shrubs.   As spring approaches we get more and more calls regarding “nuisance fruit” and how to prevent it.


What is “Nuisance fruit”?  Homeowners and landscapers often plant ornamental fruit bearing trees (such as plum and crabapple) because they produce beautiful flowers in the spring and provide nice foliage throughout the summer.  They are sometimes preferable to other trees because they won’t grow too large or too tall for most suburban and urban landscapes.   There are some industrious folks who will find ways to use the fruit that these trees produce, but in most cases the fruit is more of a nuisance than a blessing, especially when the rotting fruit begins to drop all over sidewalks, patios, and driveways.



There are ways to prevent trees from bearing fruit and thus eliminate the mess and safety hazards that comes with unharvested fruit.   At Organic Solutions! Inc., we have the materials to “defruit” your trees but the window of opportunity for best results is now.  It is best to treat the tree while it is blooming or in full bloom because effectiveness is dependent on spraying the flowering bud.  Temperature is also a factor in effective spraying, ideally daytime temperatures should be above 60 degrees but not higher than 95 degrees.


Some other factors to consider before spraying to eliminate fruit is the health of the tree to begin with.  If the tree is already stressed from drought, insects, poor soil, or disease then spraying the trees could cause injury such as leaf scorch that could further weaken the tree’s condition.



With these considerations in mind, you may want to consider hiring a professional for your “defruiting” needs.  The arborists at Organic Solutions! Inc are Boise's, Meridian's, Eagle's, and Nampa's experts in tree care; and we understand the important role your trees play in your home’s landscape. We have the skill and equipment to care for your trees and shrubs according to the very latest guidelines for appearance, health and safety.



If your trees or shrubs could use some professional attention contact us today for a free estimate, by phone, 208-884-8986,  or by email, organicsolutionsinc@outlook.com.  You can also find more great information and contact us through our website, www.idahoorganicsolutions.com.


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