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Boston Tree Preservation

Peter Wild Phone: 781-729-0095x18

Owner, President Fax:

2 Draper Street Website: www.bostontreepreservation.com

Woburn MA 01801 Email: [email protected]

Service Categories: structural commercial school

landscape residential golf course


We are a full service, pro-active tree care company providing organic fertilization programs for trees, shrubs and lawns; tree physicals; pruning of shade trees and ornamentals; structural repair and storm prevention techniques; natural and environmentally friendly insect and disease control; hazardous tree evaluations; consulting services including working with municipalities on transitioning from chemicals to organics; real estate and insurance appraisals; expert witness.

What is your definition of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?

Soil correction with organic soil; natural and organic based insecticides; education on the use of beneficial insects.


Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

Three times per year: spring, summer and fall; specific pest problems for each property. Monitoring before and after controls.

How are pest problems identified?


What practices do you use to prevent and/or control pests?

All organic pro-active approach - soil correction, foliar sprays.


Do you use biological controls?

Sometimes spectrum, 24 species of beneficial microbes.


Do you use borates?


Do you use synthetic chemicals?


What are the top 10 pesticides you use/sell/recommend?

Environmentally friendly horticultural oil.

If pesticides are used, how much are used per year of each?

Product is sprayed, and we use 400 gallons/year of horticultural oil at 1.5% solution.

Does your company perform habitat modification?


Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

Sterilization pruning.

What type of fertilizers do you use/sell/recommend?

humates, colloidal minerals, kelp, soy, dextrose, hydrogen peroxide, garlic, puramagnetic rock dust, calcium, copper, yucca, compost tea.


What do you usually use/sell/recommend for addressing:

termites N/A

cockroaches N/A

fleas N/A

carpenter ants N/A

fire ants N/A

ants (indoor) N/A

crabgrass cider vinegar and boiling water

dandelions cider vinegar and boiling water

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

Excellent: we are proud to be all organic.


Mrs. Margaretta Thuma, 2 Allen Road, Winchester, MA; Ms. Heather Anderson, 102 Brooks Street, Medford, MA.