Top to bottom tree service and maintenance will keep your trees healthy and beautiful. Here are six steps you can take to ensure your trees grow and remain healthy.
1 – Selecting the Right Tree
Proper tree care begins by choosing the right tree. Make sure you select a tree that will survive our extreme Utah weather and you will enjoy it for years to come.
You must also plant it in an appropriate location for it to thrive. Consider the following:
- The purpose – Will you be selecting and planting the trees for privacy, windbreak, aesthetics, or street trees? Your intentions determine the suitability of a tree for different setups.
- Site limitations – How tough is your region, and what’s the maximum height and span of trees in the available space? Most importantly, avoid planting trees close to underground utilities or overhead power lines. You should also consider the soil condition and the sun’s exposure.
These considerations will allow you to narrow down your options and choose the right tree for the correct location.
2 – Adequate Watering
Another top to bottom tree care and maintenance practice you must perform, especially after planting your trees, is proper watering. If your neighborhood hasn’t received any rain for weeks, it’s recommended to water your trees regularly. Mature trees require at least one inch of water every week while you’ll need at least 4-10 gallons every week for newly planted trees.
3 – Fertilizing Trees
In a forest environment, decomposed leaves and plant materials enrich the soil around. However, most homeowners will remove these soil-enriching materials such as grass clippings and fallen leaves. You can solve this problem by applying a slow-release fertilizer that adds nutrients to the earth. Additionally, conduct soil tests periodically to check whether the soil has fallen short of some vital elements.
4 – Tree Pruning
Your landscape trees require high-level pruning to promote their aesthetics and structural integrity. However, you must only prune your trees after having a clear understanding of their biology. Poor pruning techniques can result in tree damage and shorter tree lifespan. Pruning includes;
- General cleaning – The removal of dead, diseased, weak, and low-vigor branches.
- Thinning – It’s necessary to improve light penetration and tree structure, through selective branch removal.
- Reduction – Reduces tree size, especially during utility line clearance.
5 – Tree Spraying
It is best to prevent tree disease or pest infiltration, but when diseases or pests attack your trees, you should consider spraying them. In some cases, you may require to use multiple sprays for efficient control. Hence, it’s essential to hire a professional arborist who understands treatment types, chemical combinations, and suitable spraying equipment to use.
6 – Tree Removal
While trees offer many benefits to your home, there are various reasons why you would want to remove them from your property. For example, trees may get damaged after a storm or pose a grave danger to your property or people. You don’t want to run the risk of trees falling and damaging property, injuring people, or destroying utilities. Our professional tree removal crew can solve even the toughest tree issue.
That’s A Short Primer on Top to Bottom Tree Service Practices
Trees are beautiful and crucial in maintaining the health and balance of our ecosystem. They supply oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide from the air. Therefore, proper care and maintenance of your trees are vital and necessary practices to sustain their health and growth.
Let us know if you have questions or need any help with your trees or shrubs. We specialize in tree trimming and removal and plant health. We have hundreds of satisfied Utah customers and look forward to working with you soon.