Tree care might not be at the top of your priority list, but if you want your trees to have a good life and provide shade for as long as possible, you should be aware of different aspects of care necessary for the well-being of your trees. Some of the best things you can do for your trees are:
- Trimming and pruning
- Disease treatment and prevention
- Tree removal and stump grinding
As fall and winter approach and vegetation begins to give way to the seasons, now is a great time to make plans to prepare your trees for the coming fall and winter months.
Why Tree Trimming Is Important
Trimming and pruning your trees is essential to supporting their wellness and encouraging new growth. Trimming when the cooler months approach allows your trees to be less susceptible to damage as a result of pruning. Pruning cautiously is best for the health of the tree and its longevity. If you happen to trim too much from your tree, it might not have the nutrients it needs to survive.
Pruning can help shape a tree into an optimal position for growth and gives the tree less of a chance of losing its limbs and branches. Structural integrity of a tree is improved when it is trimmed yearly, which encourages balance and stability. Falling branches are a safety concern that can easily be averted by keeping your trees in good repair, especially trees that grow over sidewalks or parked cars. If you are particular about the appearance of your trees, then pruning will help you achieve a desired look of uniformity or style. Most trees can be pruned in a specific way to meet your design wishes.
Ensure Optimal Tree Health With Disease Treatment
Insects, pests, diseases and more can all affect the well-being of your trees, sometimes without you even being aware of their presence! If you notice any abnormalities on the trunk, foliage or stems of any of your trees, you might want to consider having an expert verify whether it is an issue that will cause long-term damage or simply an effect of the changing seasons.
Treatment options can be as easy as fertilizing the tree and performing soil amendments to improve the health of the soil, but you may need to go further than that. Fungicides may need to be sprayed or injected into the trunk, branches or soil surrounding the tree to combat a widespread disease. The best way to care for your trees and prevent diseases is to regularly prune, water and fertilize their soil.
Tree Removal And Stump Grinding
If you have the remains of a tree in your yard or you need to get rid of a tree altogether, you may be wondering if it is best to have the tree completely removed or whether you can get away with grinding the stump. While you can leave old tree stumps in your yard, they may eventually pose an issue, especially as time passes and you become less aware that they are there. They can be a nuisance when you are trying to mow, or if you or your kids are running through the yard and the stump causes someone to fall. At that point you may wish you had just removed the whole thing while you had the chance! Aside from the extra cost and work it requires to remove a tree from the ground, there isn’t a really great reason to leave even a small part of the stump in the ground.
Stump grinding is a less intensive process than a full stump removal. With grinding, you don’t have to worry about the deeply grown roots the tree has underground and the chips produced by the grinding can be used as mulch for other areas of your yard. While the roots underground aren’t necessarily an issue to worry about, you should keep in mind that it can take up to 10 years for them to naturally decay away.
Get R&O Landscape Services Tree Care Today
If you’ve been debating what to do about trees in your yard that you just aren’t sure are healthy, give the experts at R&O Landscaping Services a call for a consultation and free estimate. Our team of dedicated professionals is well-versed in all aspects of lawn care and will help you decide the best plan for your tree care from fertilization to improve longevity to stump removal and grinding. Don’t wait until it’s too late for this season, call us today at 817-944-4592 to schedule a consultation.