DON COX – a.k.a. The Tree Doctor
Independent arborist consultant, plant health care specialist.
Trees, landscape plantings, home orchards and gardens – inspection, assessment, recommendations for plant health, soil fertility, maintenance & problem solving.
Tree health and structural assessment, pruning & removal recommendations.
Consulting Hourly Rate: $180/hr $90 minimum for site-visit/inspection (up to ½ hour on site) + $45/quarter hour.
Email Q&A: $45 minimum/quarter-hour. Send photos and description. firstname.lastname@example.org. PayPal or Zelle
Pest/Disease Management – Fertilization Will quote for cost of treatment, time and materials. Estimated minimum – $180 – 360
Soil Analysis, Plant Pest and Disease Identification. Will quote for site-specific assessment and sampling, laboratory report and fees. Estimate minimum $360.
Soil testing and fertilization. Based on principles of mineral and biological fertility enhancement, inspired by the work of Michael Astera author of “The Ideal Soil -A Handbook For The New Agriculture v2.0” http://www.soilminerals.com/
Sudden Oak Death preventive program management. Site inspections and tree assessment, recommendations and quotes. $90 -180 minimum.
We use information and resources from many sources, including UC Cooperative Extension and the
Statewide IPM Program: http://ipm.ucanr.edu/index.html
TriCal Diagnostics for plant pathology – https://www.tricaldiagnostics.com/
Logan Labs for soil testing – https://loganlabs.com/
SOD preventive management protocol from the UC based California Oak Mortality Task Force: http://www.suddenoakdeath.org/
We recommend IPM (Integrated Pest Management), Bio-rational, reduced risk methods and materials for plant pest and disease management, and Biopesticides when needed.