Trees are really incredible: not only do they add natural beauty, but they’re also nature’s air purifiers and they provide shade on hot summer days. But, maintaining them so they can keep doing all these things is where it gets a little tricky. Trees are only as good as the quality of the maintenance work done on them. Here’s what you should know about basic tree maintenance.
The Importance of Regular Pruning and Trimming
Regular trimming and pruning not only keep your trees looking neat and tidy, but they’re also essential for their health and safety. Removing dead, damaged, or diseased branches can prevent infections from spreading to the rest of the tree. Plus, it can prevent a wind-blown branch from landing on your car or, even your roof.
Understanding the Signs of Tree Disease
Just like people, trees can get sick. And just like when we get sick, the sooner you catch and treat a tree’s disease, the better. But how do you know if a tree is sick? Look for signs of disease like discolored leaves, peeling bark, or fuzzy/moldy patches. Some tree diseases can be treated, allowing your tree to live a long and healthy life. But others, unfortunately, might require tree removal to prevent the disease from spreading.
The Role of Watering and Fertilization
All trees need water, but different trees need different amounts. And while it’s easy to assume more water is better, overwatering can actually damage your tree. On the other hand, you’ve got fertilizers which provide the nutrients your tree might not get from the soil. But remember, the wrong type or too much fertilizer can do more harm than good.
Tree maintenance is a big job, so sometimes it’s best to call in the experts. Here at Aboretum Tree Services, we have the experience and knowledge to keep your trees healthy and your property safe. With our services spanning from trimming and pruning to even tree removal, we’re all about ensuring your trees get the best care possible. Call us at 210-414-3369 to learn more!