Spring is right around the corner, which means you have to help your trees recover from the harsh winter. Trees have to sustain ice, snow, and freezing temperatures throughout the brutal winters. If you are wondering how to keep trees healthy after winter, this guide will provide you with some tips that you can utilize.
Tips To Help Your Trees Recover After Winter
Here are some tips for healthy trees after winter. This will help prep them for the spring.
The first thing that you will want to do before you prep your trees is to assess for any damage. Your trees may have accumulated a lot of snow, which can make it difficult to actually tell whether your trees sustained any real damage. Once the snow and ice have already melted from the trees, you can check for sun scald, root damage, and any branches that may be broken or cracked.
If you notice any of these signs, you should contact a professional arborist to inspect your trees. A professional will be able to go over options for treating your trees.
Get Rid of Dying Branches
Branches that are either dead or in the process of dying are no good for your tree. They need to be removed. If they are not removed, they can fall or break off from the tree, which can put your family’s safety in jeopardy if you or your family becomes injured. The best method is pruning. But you should avoid topping your trees while pruning to prevent damage. Topping your trees will also attract pests and cause diseases.
If an arborist has determined that your tree is in fact dead, the best solution will be to remove it entirely. For safe removal, reach out to a professional tree company.
Winter is the driest season of the year, which means your trees could use some watering. But, before you attempt to water your trees, you should inspect them to see if they need it. The best way to determine whether your trees need to be watered is by sticking a screwdriver into the soil near your tree. If the screwdriver comes out dry, it means your trees need water.
One of the benefits of watering your trees is that it will help to eliminate excess salt in addition to other toxins in your trees.
The best time of the year to apply fertilizer is in March. Using soil-injected fertilizer ensures that your trees stay in place. The fertilizer can even be customized to meet your tree’s needs.
A pro tip: Avoid applying too much fertilizer to prevent your trees from burning. This can cause the leaves and roots to turn brown.
One of the best gifts you can give to your trees to help them recover after a harsh winter is to schedule an appointment with a professional tree company. Professional arborists will come out, inspect your trees and go over all treatment options with you to help you make a good decision.