Help your trees maintain their health with a seasonal checklist.
Prepare Your Trees
Inspect: This is a great time to inspect trees for signs of winter damage before foliage grows out and covers problems. After an assessment, we may suggest upper crown reduction or one of our other tree maintenance services. Our certified arborists can give you valuable insight into the condition of your trees and design a long-term maintenance plan to keep them healthy.
Prune: Remove high risk trees that may be subject to rot or other disease and remove low growing branches for fire suppression. Seasonal pruning reduces competition between trees if they are planted close to each other and allows increased airflow and sunlight for tree health. Prune trees and shrubs if you are in an area where they haven’t burst out yet and are still in the dormant stage. For shrubs and woody plants that bloom on new wood, pruning off dead or broken branches sets them up for a healthy season and new growth.
Soil Care: It’s time to check your soil to make sure it is nutrient rich for tree health. Add a rich mulch over the soil around trees to conserve water and deliver nutrition. While fertilizer spikes supply continuous nutrients below the surface, our deep root fertilization and absorbing root fertilizer strengthens root growth and the potential of mature trees to combat stress.
Prepare Your Trees: Spring is the best time to apply systemic compounds to control the damage from future insect infestations, while leaving the beneficial insects and pollinators unharmed. We apply advanced compounds and use techniques to keep urban forests in balance. You’ll want to prepare your trees to cope with the stress of heat and dryness.
Municipal and commercial queries are welcome. We have full WCB coverage and over 40 years of experience in our industry. Our certified utility arborists are ready to work for you, maximizing the safety of parks, roadways and commercial settings.
For more information, read about Absorbing Root Fertilizer.