Winter preparation is essential in order to sustain the life of your trees season after season. Many people leave their trees alone in the winter, but this can often lead to disease and even death. With these few steps provided below, we can help you to preserve your trees and learn future tips to keep your landscaping perfect.
Clear out limbs, excess branches that look like they are dead or draping over houses and sidewalks. With stress, these can break and cause injury to people or even damage to houses.
Allow your trees to get a lot of water during he fall so they do not go dry into the winter. Dry soil can lead to trees dying, and when temperatures hit freezing, a lot more damage will be caused to trees with dry soil. This has the most impact on Evergreen trees, which are of abundance in the Northeast.
The best time to prune a tree is in the winter, even though they are inactive and dormant. Season often matters when pruning trees, and weather is the best season. Many people think that pruning trees is est in the middle of growing season to better determine the branches that are alive and which ones are dead.
Mulch, Hydrate and Fertilize
Trees still need attention during the cold days of winter which is why mulching, hydrating and fertilizing the right amount are important throughout every season of the year. Make sure not to add an excess of mulch due to it reducing the tree’s oxygen levels which increase diseases like fungus and increase moisture.
Due to the winter months often having a lot of snow, this can create a bad environment for your trees. Excess snow and salt can seep into the soil and damage it’s health. In order to save your trees from salt, you can water the tree to wash out excess salt from the tree and the soil. This will prevent any future damage from the salt.
If you feel that your tree is damaged during the Winter or Fall and needs to be removed, don’t hesitate contact us! Damaged trees can often go unnoticed with the build up of snow, and if you wait too long, it can fall and cause major damage. Inspecting your trees often will help you realize their current state of health.