So what does a basic plan mean? The following deadlines are not strict and fast rules, since all trees grow at different rates and require formative pruning more regularly than others. Below is a good guide if the trees do not need pruning beforehand due to the invasion of buildings or walkways. Dealing with problems and planning the tree maintenance program is most effective when action is taken in early spring. It is recommended to assess the health of your tree, prune and add the right nutrients in early spring just before flowering and at the time of flowering, although it is not too late if measures are taken in late spring for many species.
August is usually our dry month and trees can suffer droughts; we can establish a treatment plan to keep your trees healthy enough to withstand extreme heat and dry weather. We want your trees to give them incredible autumn color and stay healthy during the winter months. As winter progresses, branch loss and compromised structural integrity may indicate problems. We keep an eye on your trees so that, when spring arrives, our arborists will detect and solve any problems related to winter stress.
With the extreme weather conditions in our area and the threat of more diseases and pests year after year, keeping trees healthy for generations is becoming increasingly difficult. If you have an annual tree maintenance plan with T& L Tree Service, your trees will be more likely to thrive, producing beauty, shade and value, while eliminating safety hazards. For trees that bloom in spring, prune when their flowers wilt. Trees and shrubs that bloom in the middle or late summer should be pruned in winter or early spring.
These comprehensive tree care tips will guide you through the process of selecting, planting and caring for the right tree for your space. A good mulch (organic materials such as leaves, bark, needles and fine wood chips) should surround the base of the tree (over the critical root zone) but never touch the tree. The above is just an example and you can easily adapt it to all different trees, such as fruit trees, palm trees and other slow growing trees. Just as important as developing a basic tree plan is learning how to properly plan and care for a tree.
Watering trees is a key part of tree care, but it is difficult to recommend an exact amount due to the variety of climates. As mentioned earlier, if the tree inventory has been plotted, it will be easy to see where new trees are needed. As daylight increases and temperatures begin to rise, tree roots begin to actively seek water and nutrients that help tree growth. These treatments will relieve and reduce tree stress and promote healthy tree growth and root expansion.
Tree thinning: Canopy thinning is the practice of removing some internal branches to allow light and air to flow to the center of the tree. Portland, Oregon, is known for its treetop, often ranked in the top 10 nationally for urban trees.