That “chill-out” time for our landscape is nearing the end and it’s time to think about tree maintenance. An important maintenance task is supplemental fertilization during early spring weather, especially if there wasn’t any type of fall fertilization. Let’s take a look at how a tree uses and gains energy during the year to understand why and when trees need nutrition.
Trees in our cities and towns beautify our urban landscapes, but they are more than just a pretty face. Their functional values are becoming increasingly more important in the midst of climate change and disappearing urban forests and woodlots.
The urban environment is tough for growing trees and our changing climate is going to make it even tougher. Planting trees is part of the solution, but not the answer. We can’t just keep planting trees; we have to start growing and sustaining existing trees.
Prepare trees for winter now with some easy tips and tricks in the fall to get your trees off to a good start in the spring.
Many tree issues are relatively easy to diagnose, but, when it comes to diagnosing issues below ground, where the roots are located, it becomes a bit tricky.
Trees provide us many benefits, but when they fail, they can be a liability. Be sure to inspect and maintain the trees on your property for the safety of yourself and others.
Tree pruning causes wounds to the tree and a fast recovery is critical to reduce the opportunity for diseases. Tree wound dressing has been used for decades and can cause serious challenges in the wound recovery process.
People with lawn equipment can accidentally damage a tree, especially young trees which can cause the tree to die.
This looks to be shaping up as a tough winter for us and our trees could be damaged, be prepared with these winter tree tips
Tree in the built environment often need supplemental nutrition to improve growth and resist pests. Fall fertilization can help trees get off to a healthy start next growing season.