Fertilizing    Hemlock Sprays

Pest Sprays    Tree and Shrub Pruning

Crane Service

Why Hire a Licensed Arborist


Tree and Shrub Pruning

Pruning is the most common maintenance procedure preformed on trees and shrubs.  Regular pruning helps promote health and longevity, and is essential for both young and mature plantings.  Pruning trees while they are young means they will need less corrective pruning when they mature.  Proper pruning of young trees also helps to ensure the tree will grow in a pleasing shape with a strong formation.  Mature trees require a higherlevel of care to maintain proper shape and to ensure safety.  Other reasons for pruning include: eliminating branches that rub each other, removing limbs that are on wires, roofs, windows, or are low over streets or sidewalks, slide trayremoving damaged, diseased or infested limbs, and general thinning of the tree.  Pruning of trees needs to be done by a skilled arborist who understands how to the tree will react to each cut, and how to make efficient cuts without causing damage to the tree.  Improper pruning can result in damage that could make the tree unsightly, and vulnerable to disease and infestation.  Proper pruning can rejuvenate the tree allowing for new growth, and encourage blooms in flowering species.


Bombaci Tree Experts is proud to offer two fertilization programs; a micro-injection fertilization program and a mycorrhizae program.  The micro-injection formula used at Bombaci is the top choice of professionals in the arboriculture industry and has been yielding exceptional results for over 30 years.  This program injects fertilizer directly into the base of the trunk of the tree and 100% of the elements are utilized by the plant resulting in a cost effective fertilization program.

The Mycorrhizae program uses a system consisting of beneficial bacteria, called  "rhizobacteria", to improve the overall health of trees and shrubs.  This liquid formula is directly injected into the root systems of the plantings therefore promoting healthy plant growth, new root growth, and protecting root systems against soil borne diseases.  Trees and shrubs that have an abundance of rhizobacteria live longer, need less chemical treatments, and suffer from fewer disease problems.   


Pest Sprays

Have you ever gone outside and found your favorite shrubs chewed down to little nubs because deer decided to have a midnight snack?  This doesn't have to happen.  Bombaci Tree Experts offers non-toxic deer sprays that repel the animals and keep them from destroying plantings. 

Do not let the threat of ticks and Lyme disease worry you this year.  A simple tick spray will rid your yard of these annoying pests.   

Leaf-chewing insects can pose a huge threat to trees and shrubs.  These pests can completely defoliate plantings leaving them vulnerable to the elements and susceptible to disease.  Trees and shrubs that remain untreated could eventually die and pose a threat to surrounding plantings.  Infestations can easily be treated with a spray .  Sprays can also be used to prevent infestations.

Maintaining a pest-free environment is safer for both people and trees and shrubs.

Hemlock Sprays

The wooly adelgid was first introduced into the United States in 1924 when it inhabited the Hemlock trees of the Pacific-Northwest.  Since that time it has been steadily multiplying and moving north, south, east, and west throughout the country.  According to the USDA Forest Service, the wooly adelgid is spreading at an alarming pace of about 15 miles per year.  This adelgid is carried by humans, deer, birds, the wind, and was brought to Connecticut by Hurricane Gloria.   There is no natural predator for this insect and it is because of this that the very existence of the two native American species of Hemlock trees, the Eastern Hemlock and the Carolina Hemlock, are in grave danger of becoming extinct.  The Eastern Hemlock, native in Connecticut, has become the most endangered because it is the major host to the wooly adelgid.

It is easy to spot an infestation of the wooly adelgid.  The insect gets its name from the fact that it spends a majority of its life encased in a white, wooly egg-sac that resembles the shape and size of a Q-tip.  These egg-sacs are present at the base of almost every needle on the branch.  Females deposit 50-300 eggs within these egg-sacs between the months of February and June, as they over-winter on the branches of the Hemlocks.  The eggs then begin to hatch in April and continue the hatching process throughout June.  Some of these newly hatched pests develop into wingless females who stay on the Hemlock and produce another generation, some find places to settle and begin to feed, and others grow wings and fly off to find another host.  The adelgids that remain lay a second batch of eggs that begin to hatch in June and continue through mid-July.  The second generation remains dormant until October and then begins the cycle again through the winter.  A new generation hatches the next February and the cycle continues.  

The wooly adelgid feeds during all seasons with the greatest amoun[Photo]: Adult Pseudoscymnus tsugae.t of damage occurring in the spring.  The tiny, "aphid-like" insects are sap suckers that feed on the youngest branches of the Hemlock.  The adelgid feeds where there needles attach to the branch and inject a toxic saliva into the branch as it feeds.  The needles then turn from a dark green to a grayish green, dry up, and fall off.  The injected saliva prevents the tree from being able to produce more needles and adversely affects the entire limb of the tree.  Infected limbs typically die within the first summer and the entire tree will succumb to the adelgid within 1 to 4 years.

The death of the Hemlock can be prevented and the spread of the wooly adelgid can be contained.  With the help of a certified arborist, a treatment of a special horticultural oil can be applied several times a year.  This oil saturates the undersides of the branches killing the adelgid while remaining completely harmless to the Hemlock.  This is the only course of action for dealing with this pest.  Typical pesticides will not prevent or kill the wooly adelgid.

Crane Service

Why use a crane service?

w Tree work can be done much quicker, easier, and safer, which makes the job more cost effective.

w Large sections of tree can be removed all at one time.

w Large pieces and sections of tree can be moved by air rather than dragging on the ground.

w There is less risk for potential damage to the lawn and landscaping.

w Cranes are the most efficient way to remove hazardous trees.

Bombaci Tree Experts is a fully insured company that employs licensed crane operators.  Our 28 ton, 113 foot boom crane can be used for any type of job, we are not just limited to tree work.

Why Hire a Licensed Arborist?

A licensed arborist is a tree care specialist.  An experienced tree care professional must past a rigorous, extensive examination developed by an expert panel before becoming a licensed arborist.  Once becoming licensed, the arborist is required by law to attend educational programs on a yearly basis to keep abreast of new technology and developments within the arboriculture industry.  

Arborists are fully trained to do the following:

Diagnose and treat all tree and shrub related problems;

Properly prune and maintain trees and shrubs;

Understand the science of trees;

Efficiently care for the health of trees and shrubs;

Provide proper nutrition and fertilization to keep plantings in top condition;

Recognize dangers, damage, and hazards;

Provide low-impact tree removal;

and, Provide emergency tree care.

 Pruning and removing trees, especially large trees, is very dangerous work and should only be attempted by a professional.  Arborists have been properly trained and are fully equipped to work safely in and around trees. 










Bombaci Tree Experts
A Division of Bartlett Tree Experts Serving the Guilford, CT Area
387 Soundview Road Guilford, CT 06437-2970