Trees play a vital role in creating a healthy and happy environment and they also have an uncanny ability to lift our spirits. Once established, many tress are fairly low maintenance, however a little helping hand can lengthen the lifespan of a tree and improve its appearance beyond all measure.
Best arboriculturist tree care tips
We’ve all seen trees that have been left to nature’s own devices. These trees tend to be overgrown and at risk of disease. They may remain perfect for housing wildlife, but in a domestic or business setting they simply don’t fit. These locations demand a little more control; the best way to achieve this is by practicing these best tree care tips:
- Prune Your Trees: It’s essential that your trees are regularly pruned as it’s an act which delivers major benefits. One of the most visible benefits of pruning is that it helps maintain the visual appeal of your trees. The process of pruning is also responsible for stimulating or, if necessary, suppressing growth which is important for regulating your trees’ development. Most importantly, however, is the fact that pruning is the ideal opportunity to remove damaged and diseased sections from trees.
- Make Sure You Fertilize: Trees are similar to humans in that they need a good supply of vitamins and nutrients to survive. And that’s why fertilizing trees is so important. The best time of year to give your trees a helping hand in this way comes in the spring. After a long, cold winter, trees are crying out for a dose of nutrition. Without the correct nutrients there’s the risk that your trees could find themselves open to disease and stunted growth. This is why applying fertilizer should be made a priority every spring.
- Mulch New Trees: Planting new trees is an amazing way to revitalise your green space, but it’s not as simple as you think. Sure, you could dig a hole, install the tree and refill the tree. But this is not effective. Young trees are at risk of dehydration and can easily be attacked by weeds, so they need protecting. And applying mulch provides the perfect protection. Typically a form of organic material, such as grass clippings or manure, mulch provides insulation, retains soil moisture and minimises root competition.
- Regularly Check for Disease and Pests: Trees are vulnerable to a wide range of diseases and pests. These enemies can cause huge damage to your trees and, in a worst case scenario, lead to them being chopped down. Therefore, it’s critical that you carry out regular checks for anything that looks unusual. Different trees are vulnerable to different threats, so make sure you understand the danger signs you should be looking for.
Following these tree care tips is a sure-fire way to keep your trees vibrant and healthy, but it can be a difficult and time consuming task to keep on top of it. Depending on the size of the project it might make sense to bring in a professional to ensure that your trees receive the best care possible.
Find a Arboriculturist / Tree Care Specialist near you
We offer a Tree and shrub care, Hedge maintenance and planting, and arboriculture as part of our Grounds Maintenance services. For more information on the best way to care for your trees, don’t hesitate to get in touch.