When I moved into my house, I noticed that there were a few trees that were significantly overgrown. I knew that I had to do something to make things right, so I started looking for tree trimmers in the area with the kind of experience I needed. I worked with them to figure out what needed to be done, and after they offered a fair quote, I had them begin work. The difference they were able to make was amazing, and I was really impressed with their contribution. This blog is here to help people to make their trees like new with the help of a professional arborist.
As summer draws to a close and you start to see changing leaf colors and chillier mornings, it's time to start thinking about caring for your trees to prepare them for winter and for next year's growing season. This guide can help you know how to provide the basic care for your trees as the days grow colder.
Trees draw on nutrients from the soil, and the soil can become depleted if it is not revitalized. Fall is a good time to fertilize because the tree slows or stops its growth, so the fertilizer stays with the soil longer. Trees who have access to the right nutrients are less likely to become victims of disease and insect attacks.
The heat of the summer can sometimes cause unseen damage to trees, especially if the summer was dry. When fall comes, you can help add moisture back to the soil because hot weather will not dry it out as quickly. Water your trees each day. Trees still need moisture in the winter time, so adding water to the soil can help them be more resilient against damage during the winter months.
3. Place trunk guards at the bases of the trees.
If you life in an area with active wildlife, you may need to protect younger treat from foraging animals. Deer and rabbits can strip the young bark off of a tree, leaving the trunk exposed. If this happens all the way around the trunk, the tree is girdled and it will eventually die. Trees cannot recover from girdling because the bark is what helps to transfer nutrients and water up the tree and food from the leaves down the tree. When this highway is removed, it cannot grow back. The roots starve to death.
You can place plastic guards to protect the tree from this fate. These are most essential for trees that do not yet have mature bark.
4. Add mulch.
To help seal in moisture (winter can be quite dry) and to provide some insulation, spread fresh mulch around the bases of your trees. The mulch can be a couple of inches thick, but make sure it does not cover any of the emerging trunk coming out of the ground. Mulch can cause the bark of the trunk to soften and rot.
For more information on caring for trees on your property, contact tree trimming services.