Tree Pruning, Preservation and Removal
Beetlebung Tree Care has been caring for trees on Martha’s Vineyard for two decades. We offer expert pruning and ornamental care for safety, tree health, aesthetics, view maintenance and light management. Pruning is a powerful prevention tool and can be used to compartmentalize decay and improve the longevity of a tree.
There are many measures we can utilize for preserving historic and feature trees including air spade root invigoration, canopy support system installation, crown management, deep root fertilizing, pest and disease control.
When removal is the best option for a tree, we have skilled, certified climbers and specialized equipment for the most technical and hazardous of tree removals. We provide safe, efficient tree removals for any tree size with minimal impact to client’s properties.
Plant Health Care and Integrated Pest Management
Plant Health Care (PHC) is the philosophy of care that takes an ecosystem into account when creating an approach to property care. The emphasis is working with nature instead of against it. It is analogous to preventive medicine. Through soil testing and organic amendments, we feed the soil that feeds trees, shrubs, flowers and turf.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an environmentally sensitive approach to managing pests and optimizing plant health. Beetlebung Tree Care provides a thorough IPM Landscape Monitoring Service in which a certified arborist performs a landscape site visit and assesses plant health, pest and disease issue. We use the most up to date information on the life cycles of pests and their interactions with the environment. If no other alternative is available, we employ the best available pest control methods to find a management solution. We provide effective treatments that have the least impact and hazard to people, pets, properties and the environment.
Tick & Mosquito: We provide several methods for controlling tick and mosquito populations. These include organic and synthetic solutions that are effective to suppress and repel ticks and mosquitoes as well as safe for children, pets and sensitive habitats.
Landscape Design, Construction and Maintenance
Our design team can take a project through every phase from idea to design to execution to management to bring a landscape to life. We continue our investment in these properties through our maintenance division where we seamlessly provide all garden, lawn and tree services.
Irrigation Design Installation and Maintenance
Our team of qualified Irrigation Specialists create environmentally responsible designs using the best available equipment to suit every need. We provide complete irrigation systems installation and maintenance services including spring start-ups & fall winterization, repairs, retrofits, upgrades, drip systems, internet accessible controllers, flow monitoring, rain and evapo-transpiration sensors, water-saving smart controllers, siphon systems and low voltage lighting.
Turf Installation and Maintenance
Turf is simply any lawn area covered in grass. However, lawn installation and maintenance is sometimes not so simple. Beetlebung Tree Care offers expert turf installation services including sod and hydroseeded lawns. Our comprehensive “more-ganic” lawn maintenance program includes lawn mowing, soil testing, pre-emergent crabgrass control, organic granular & liquid fertilizing, mineral soil amendments, compost tea applications, grub, insect, mammal & disease control, aerating, slice seeding and lawn renovation services. Our lawns are lush, green, healthy and safe.
We began offering these services in addition to our tree and landscape care because of our passion for local, sustainable agriculture. We have first hand experience building our own farm, Beetlebung Farm Meat (previously called Beetlebung Beef), that began as a handful of laying hens and has grown to include beef cattle, lambs, pigs, and meat chickens. We work in partnership with Beetlebung Farm to produce local vegetables, fruits, flowers and meat.
Some of our Agricultural Services include orchard installation & maintenance, vegetable gardens, pasture renovation, and fencing installation & maintenance (woven and electrical wire.) We also offer sheep, cow and pig grazing and clearing services.
Martha’s Vineyard is a unique island with a wide variety of ecosystems with varying care requirements. We have years of experience working with the Conservation Commissions of MV to protect and care for these unique systems and to meet the needs of our clients. We also offer preparation and filing for National Heritage Endangered Species Program requirements. Contact us for any wetland, dune or erosion control project. We complete multiple conservation jobs per year guiding projects through design, filing, hearings and project execution.