Do you need a plant doctor?

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Lara Nell Brown

Are your trees, shrubs, perennials, or even garden plants struggling?  You’ve come to the right place!  I am a certified arborist with fifteen years of field experience, and I look forward to helping you solve your plant problems. Here’s how I can help you:

Accurate diagnosis
Before you can treat a problem, you need to know what’s wrong.  Is your tree ailing because of an insect pest, a fungal disease, or a micro-nutrient deficiency?  Applying an insecticide to a fungal disease won’t cure the problem, and will cost you money and put unnecessary pesticides into the environment.

I can identify the problem, which is the first step to finding a solution.

Effective treatment
There are many possible treatments, and it is essential to use the right one at the right time.  Sometimes adding fertilizer and water is sufficient.  Other times conventional pesticides are the most effective solution.  However, applying the correct pesticide at the wrong time is money wasted, with no benefit to the health of the plants.

I can help you pick the most effective and least costly treatment.

Landscape design
Are you wondering what to plant, or where to put it?  I often see problems that are the predictable result of the wrong plant in the wrong place.  And Emerald Ash Borer and other insect pests and diseases are likely to affect St. Louis in the next several years.

I am happy to help you plan landscape solutions to address both current and future needs.

Please contact me to schedule a consultation.