Lush green trees enhance the beauty and air quality of any landscape. They also provide a home for natural wildlife in the area. However, dead and decaying trees can often become a nuisance.
Winter is a time for hibernation for many living creatures, and trees are no different. During winter, trees enter a dormancy period to survive extreme temperatures and preserve their strength for the upcoming spring and summer seasons. It is also the ideal time to remove dead or decaying trees since tree maintenance activities like removal, pruning, or trimming are safer and more efficient in winter.
Trees, shrubs, and vines add a natural and enduring quality to a home’s landscape. However, these plants and trees need occasional and seasonal pruning. While a certified arborist can carry out the major tree maintenance tasks, some homeowners prefer to prune the trees themselves. If you are interested in DIY pruning, remember that each pruning tool has a specific function and is limited in its use. Forcing or mishandling a device can cause injury to you and permanent damage to the tree.
Trees can get sick because of many reasons, such as too much or too little sunlight and nutrients, soil compaction, injuries because of inadequate pruning, lack of seasonal fertilizing and maintenance, and harsh weather.
The winter moth, also known as Operophtera Brumata, eats young leaves of trees as they emerge from the bud in spring. They’re commonly found on oaks, maples, basswood, white elm, crab apples, apple, blueberry, and cherry trees.
Winter is as difficult for trees as for humans. Most of us find shelter against cold indoors, but trees can’t. Some trees even die in winter because of a lack of proper nutrition, sunlight, and care.
In the eastern U.S. forests, foreign pests and diseases are responsible for 25% of tree loss. Pest problems are common in home gardens and yards, and they severely hinder the growth of your trees and plants.
Fertilizers give plants and trees a steady supply of nutrients that help them grow and stay healthy. You must fertilize your greens during summer for optimum results. It encourages the growth of leaves, flowers, and fruits and resists diseases and insects.
Tree trimming and pruning are landscaping techniques that help improve your yard’s look and feel and maintain healthy trees.
A green yard full of trees is a treasure to be valued and cared for. Trees are great for absorbing carbon dioxide but also for blocking wind and cutting costs on utility bills.
This blog is run by Seacoast Tree Care in Hampton, NH