We can assist you with all facets of tree care. We have the skills and the knowledge to ensure the best possible care for your trees.
TREE CARE TIPS
Good tree care starts at the selection stage. The tree selected must be suitable for the soil and environment. We can assist you in selecting a tree that will thrive in the environment and have the attributes you are looking for.
There are many reasons for pruning trees, including: clearance pruning (i.e., clearing branches from pathways or buildings), pruning dead and/or broken branches to reduce the hazard of falling branches, and pruning crowded branches to improve the overall structure of the tree. Pruning can be a highly technical exercise – both in terms of selecting the proper branches to prune and pruning in a proper manner. Improper pruning can hamper a tree’s growth.
Mulch has a number of benefits: discouraging weeds, conserving moisture during dry periods, maintaining uniform soil temperature, protecting the trunk from being injured by equipment, such as lawn mowers, and decreasing competition from grass for nutrients and moisture. A common pitfall is piling mulch too high and too close to the trunk. Mulch should be applied in a 3 to 4 inch layer and spread out away from the trunk..
Fertilizing is necessary to replace the nutrients that urban trees are lacking. Surface fertilizers do little to help trees, as most of the nutrients are absorbed by the grass before they reach the tree roots. Deep root fertilizing injects the fertilizer deep into the soil so that it can be absorbed by the tree roots. Depending on the age of the tree, fertilizing should be done in the spring and/or fall.