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FALL TREE CARE TIPS

November 5, 2018 | info@keanelandscaping.com

Your trees need special care before winter months approach near. Although trees seem to be in a state of hibernation in the winter months, exposure to extreme cold weather can make them susceptible to major damage. Take a look at the following tips that can help prepare your trees for colder weather and promote healthy growth next season –

  • Fall Fertilization – Each fall when you rake off dead leaves from mulch beds, you end up depriving your trees of nutrients that decomposed leaves would generally release. So, if you want to make a difference to your trees before winters, then you must take out time for fall fertilization. Fall is the best time to fertilize your trees, as it helps strengthen their roots and gives them a strong base to thrive next spring. Get in touch with any fall tree service that will help promote the root growth of your trees through fall fertilization and offer protection from any sorts of tree disease or tree fungus.
  • Hearty Hydration – Before the chilly winter winds begin to blow, you need to make sure that your trees are well hydrated throughout the winter season. Hence, fall is the time when you are required to quench the roots of your trees. One of the best ways to keep your trees hydrated during the winter season is through subsurface watering – a method that uses an injection probe to distribute water in areas your trees need it the most.
  • Timely Planting – Not many people are aware of this fact, but fall is actually one of the best seasons to plant new trees. Go ahead planting new trees in autumn, as the dormant winter season helps build root mass, promoting healthy growth for your trees in spring. Moreover, with cooler temperatures in the winters, there is lesser chance of damage to trees from extreme heat or draught.
  • Equip For the Cold – With winter, also comes snow and frost that makes it necessary for you to prune any dead or low hanging branches from your trees during fall, as they might not be able to withstand the weight of a heavy snowfall and cause harm to your property.

But, you must know that the same rule doesn’t apply for live oak trees. The reason behind this is the fact that cuts in live oak trees has a tendency to heal at a slower rate that makes them more prone to any infectious tree disease like oak wilt, or any other fungal disease which is quite common in trees during this time of the year.

So, before getting your tree branches removed by a tree trimming service during the fall season, it is necessary that you get a tree health inspection that will help treat any tree disease with tree injections. With the help of a tree pruning service in Dallas, you will also be able to prune your trees safely along with preventing the spread of oak wilt fungal disease.