How A Tree Service Company Can Help With Your Tree Care Goals
If you want beautiful looking trees, it’s important to keep your soil healthy, trees trimmed, and shrubs pruned. Seattle Tree Care has tree care tips for the new year!
Tree Care Doesn’t Have To Be Tough
When you think of tree care, you may think of dangerous heights, expensive equipment, and headaches. This could lead to the thought that it doesn’t have to be done because you don’t want to spend the money or take the risk. In reality, tree trimming is an investment in the longevity and health of your trees. If you’re still hesitant, consider asking for help from a certified arborist or tree care service company. At Seattle Tree Care, we offer a variety of services including tree pruning, tree trimming, and more.
Is Tree Pruning Important?
Tree pruning is a vital part of keeping your trees and shrubs healthy and growing. Trees that aren’t trimmed on a regular basis tend to grow back misshapen and unbalanced. There may be branches running amuck and falling off. After a while, it becomes dangerous. Pruning the trees will remove branches that may be diseased, infested, and a hazard.
Additionally, tree health can be compromised. Overgrowth is actually a bad thing when it comes to our trees and shrubs. It will become weak and may not survive, leaving your yard looking disheveled. It’s also a safety hazard. Heavy winds can cause the limbs to break and fall onto homes, cars, and even people.
The Use Of Fertilizer For Your Trees & Plants
Fertilizer? Why would you need fertilizer? The reason is for healthier plants and trees. Sometimes, minerals needed for proper growth may be absent in the soil around the trees. Trees and shrubs that grow in their natural habitats won’t usually show symptoms of a nutrient deficiency. When people think of fertilizer, they think it’s food, but it’s not. It’s actually a way to give trees and shrubs the minerals or nutrients that are needed for optimal photosynthesis and growth.
Fertilizer is only beneficial when it’s absolutely needed, and the right amount has to be used at the proper time and place. Soil tests can determine whether or not your soil is lacking what the trees need. If your tree is not growing properly, has dead branches, or its leaves are falling early— these are all signs your soil doesn’t have the proper minerals.
Healthy Soil For Tree Health Care
The health of your trees depends greatly on the health of your soil. The soil should consist of proper moisture, nutrients, aeration, and a well-functioning soil food web. As mentioned earlier, fertilizing your soil can help give your trees and plants the nutrients they need. It should contain organic matter and microbes, but not be high in nitrogen as this will overstimulate growth.
Tree roots and other creatures that make up the soil food web need air to live. If your soil is compacted, the creatures aren’t getting the air they need, which is why it has to be aerated. This can be done with an Air Spade. This is a tool that uses air to break up the soil without causing damage to roots. You can choose to do this yourself or get in touch with your local arborist.
Additionally, you can place wood chips around your trees at 2-4 inches away from the base of the trunk. Don’t remove leaves that fall during autumn. Rather, mulch them and leave them there.
Tree Assessments Should Be Part Of Your Tree Care Goals
If you have some questionable trees on your property, a local CIT can come out and perform a tree assessment. They will determine whether or not a tree needs to trimmed, cut down completely, or if tree cabling and bracing are needed. Bracing and cabling a tree can help it grow the way it’s supposed to. Additionally, a tree should be assessed if you think it could be a hazard to you or your property.
About Seattle Tree Care
Seattle Tree Care is a professional tree service company that has been family-owned and operated since 2006. They offer convenient 24/7 emergency tree service, free estimates, and they haul away all of the wood and debris to be recycled. They’re also licensed, bonded, and insured.