What kind of Maintenance does a tree need? Part 2

Still asking the question “What kind of Maintenance does a Tree need?” If you haven’t, be sure to read our Part 1 Tree Maintenance Blog talking about Soil, Watering & Roots. This article is part two of our answer to the question “What kind of Maintenance does a Tree need?”

Bark Protection

Infections tend to start from within the tree. Past the bark where it is more vulnerable. Protecting the tree bark will greatly increase the odds of bacteria or invasive species will not get to it. But how do you protect tree bark you might ask?

  1. Don’t run into a tree with a vehicle, lawn equipment, throwing knives, axes, baseball bats, or anything that can take the bark off a tree.
  2. Watch out for rubbing branches, nearby dead trees that could fall and damage your good tree, and invasive growths on the trees bark.
  3. Animals like deer, beavers, otters, bear, mountain lions, tigers, oh my. They can all mess some trees up. Shooing them critters away when they are rubbing, chewing, or clawing at the tree can help too. But … don’t shoo the animals that can eat you, leave them be.

Tree bark is living armor. Tree bark can withstand a lot of mother natures abuse. But with the help of humans, we can help treat and prevent other invasive abuse that the trees cannot do themselves. Familiarize yourself with tree disease and invasive tree killing insects to ensure healthy growing arboriculture in your lavish yard.

Proper Pruning

Tree maintenance in the dormant season is the best time to trim. Pruning a tree before the spring growth comes will help the tree heal from the trimming process. It is easier to hire a professional to get the best winter tree maintenance plan, but here are a few ideas what to look for if you DIY:

  1. Lower Branches– Having low branches is like asking for an accident. Whether its to or from a human, vehicle, the tree. Trimming low branches will help tree growth and damage prone incidents.
  2. Cross Branches– If you see tree branches rubbing together, whether they are taking off bark or not, one must go. That is a potential area for bacteria exposure. Limb off the smaller branch to give the bigger one room to grow!
  3. Broken or Dead Branches– Every time you remove a limb it must be a clean cut to ensure a healthy recovery. Pruning the dead or broken branches will decrease the areas that could become infected easily.

Any branch that may break, fall, or are close to electrical wires must go! Anything could happen with the right wind blow. Don’t let a hazardous branch catch you off guard. Our top-notch tree trimming machinery can help get even the most stubborn limbs out of the way! Give us a call today and we can help maintain your arboriculture professionally!

Professional Tree Maintenance Specialist

Having a professional tree maintenance specialist look over your property with you can greatly assist in your tree maintenance planning. Our ISA certified arborists are highly knowledgeable in the arts of growing, treating, preventing, and preserving our natural habitat. Give A Tree Service a call today!

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