Maintaining tree health through the long winter months helps to keep your property beautiful and safe while also reducing the risk of having to pay for extremely costly tree repair services which tend to arise much more frequently once the snow starts to fall. The specific services needed to maintain the healthiest, most beautiful trees will of course depend on a number of factors including the unique species, locations, conditions, and sizes of your home’s trees. That said, for all types of trees can be effectively cared for by hiring professional, experienced arborists. That’s why we spoke to a few and found out some of the most important tree services to be done come winter. To ensure that your home’s trees are healthy, safe, and beautiful all season-long get these specialty tree care services addressed today!
Dead Tree Limb Removal
Dead, dying, and highly diseased tree limbs pose a threat to your landscaping and home no matter what time of year it is but with the added weight of heavy ice, snow, and whipping winds, tree limb removal is an early-winter must.
Pest Identification and Elimination
During the winter your home’s trees go into a deep sleep which many different animals take as a cue to take advantage of whatever shelter, warmth, and food can be found in or around the tree. These animal infestations can have a very negative impact on the growth of the tree come spring and in some instances can even result in the tree’s death. If you or your tree care professional identify an animal infestation quick action can make all the difference.
Dormant Tree Pruning
The winter dormant season for trees is, in most cases, the best time to perform tree pruning since all growth has ceased and so the risk of harming the tree is greatly reduced. Additionally, tree pruning is one of the best ways to prevent dangerous and unsightly branch breakage. Of course, tree pruning like all tree care services should not be attempted without the help of professional arborists (highly trained and specialized tree care service providers) who can perform the required services without putting the property, tree, or nearby people in danger.
Ideal Nutrition, Ideal Tree Health
All year-round providing your home’s trees with the highest quality fertilizer and mulch is necessary to see them looking and growing their very best. In the winter months, however, your trees are left to subsist off of whatever nutrition they stored before the first frost. This is why professional arborists advise homeowners to pay especially high attention to their fertilization and hydration habits in mid-autumn when the tree is beginning to create it’s energy reserves.
The high winds of winter demand more care be given to your trees branches. By tying and anchoring some of your trees weaker branches you can prevent highly damaging branch breaks and highly costly tree repairs.