Tree Care Companies
Proper tree care starts with selecting the right tree. During the first few years of your tree’s life, what you do to it affects its health, life, and strength. Having a good tree service company offer yearly tree maintenance services will do a lot of good to your trees. We will give you a few tips to set your tree on a journey toward a healthy life.
Choosing the Right Type of Tree
Begin with planting your tree in a place where it will thrive. Consider the things listed below when planting a tree:
The tree’s purpose. You may be intending to plant a tree for privacy, aesthetics, windbreak, or shade/energy reduction. Your aim for planting the tree will help determine the type of tree and where you should plant it.
Planting site limitations. Depending on the space there is on your property, how high, and how wide you want your tree to spread its limbs, pick the most suitable tree for you. Consider the soil conditions and how well exposed to the sun it will be. Study a tree guide to get complete information on different types of trees and the conditions under which they thrive best.
Suppose the site where you intend to plant your tree is close to power lines, select short, flowering trees. Large deciduous trees on the west, southeast, and southwest provide cool shade in the summer while allowing warm winter sunshine to pass through. During winter, an evergreen windbreak to the north wads off cold winds.
Selecting a Healthy Tree
- To ensure that your tree remains healthy in its lifetime, here are some of the things you need to look out for:
- Fibrous and moist roots
- Bare-root seedlings
- The roots and stem length of deciduous seedlings should be about the same size.
- Burlapped and balled trees
- Touch the root ball near the trunk to ensure it is firm
- Adequate root ball for the tree size
- Container-grown trees should not have large, circling roots
- Roots should be tightly joined to the soil
Benefits of Tree Mulching
- It retains moisture by preventing evaporation from the soil.
- It prevents the growth of weeds.
- Prevention of soil compaction.
- It minimizes the chances of lawn mower damage.
- Below is the procedure of adding mulch around a tree:
- Remove any weeds within a 3-foot radius of your tree (10 feet for a larger tree).
- Apply bark pieces or wood chips mulch 2 to 4 inches deep all around the tree.
- Ensure that the mulch does not touch the trunk of the tree.
- For a tree to grow strong and healthy, yearly maintenance is essential.
Water is essential for plant growth. The amount of water you sprinkle on your tree depends on the local climate.
Water newly planted trees immediately after planting them. Sprinkle a steady stream for about half a minute using a garden hose to each tree.
Your newly planted tree will lose a lot of energy in the first couple of growing seasons, trying to develop its roots in the ground. Heat and dehydration will be difficult for your new tree to cope with, particularly in the first few summers of its existence. You could make this simpler by watering the soil and mulching it with wood chips. Deep watering will help the roots establish more quickly. Deep watering entails moistening the ground to a level that covers all of the roots.
Too little water is bad for the tree, but too much water is also harmful. Excessive watering is a common blunder in tree care. Please keep in mind that moist is not the same as soggy, and you can tell the difference by feeling. A damp soil that has been allowed to dry for a short time will allow sufficient oxygen to percolate the soil.
By digging a garden trowel into the field 2 inches deep and then moving the trowel’s edge back and forth to form a small shallow trench, you can assess moisture levels. Then gently brush the soil with your finger. If it is wet to the touch, the tree does not require watering.
When to Prune a Tree
This is primarily determined by the reason for pruning. Light pruning and dead wood removal can be performed at any time. Otherwise, here are some general guidelines for the various seasons.
Pruning during the tree’s dormancy period is standard. This produces a robust spring burst of new growth. It usually is safer to wait until the coldest part of the winter has passed before trimming the tree.
Corrective pruning is another justification for pruning in the summer. Defective limbs are easier to spot.
Yearly Tree Maintenance
Affordable Tree Service, Inc. offers yearly tree maintenance and all tree care-related services. For advice and services from our highly seasoned arborists, please contact us.