The weather is heating up, and your trees are providing you some much-needed and appreciated shade. Why not show them a little appreciation in return? Follow these tips to check on your trees’ health, and make sure you keep them as healthy as possible this summer.
Inspect your trees. Check your trees’ leaves for signs of discoloration or damage. At this time of year, leaves should be a healthy green color. Yellowing leaves can be a sign that your tree is not getting enough water (or even getting too much). Checking the moisture in your soil should provide you with answers.
Spots, dying leaves, chewed leaves, or bleeding sap can be signs of various tree diseases. If you discover anything unusual, call an arborist for an evaluation and diagnosis. Tree diseases can spread swiftly and kill your trees, so you always want to address any potential problems right away.
Check the soil. If the soil under your trees is overly dry, you might wish to install a drip irrigation system. This is especially true of young trees, in the first few years, because their roots are not yet deep enough to access water far underground. ‘
Fertilize. You can continue to fertilize your trees throughout the summer, as appropriate for the species. Fertilization is particularly important for younger trees.
Prune your trees. Check for dead branches and remove them, so that you can avoid the potential hazard of limbs falling onto your house or car. This is also a good time to thin overly crowded branches, for both health and aesthetic reasons. And if your tree seems top-heavy or otherwise might need bracing, an expert can advise you on the best way to protect it.
Give us a call to discuss professional tree trimming services, and we can help you understand what your trees need to stay healthy. We can also discuss any potential hazards in your yard, help you remove those, and deal with leftover stumps and debris.