The Maryland winter can be brutal, whether it is snow falling on the ground or slush coating the roadways. While it can be hard on your car and the streets, it can be even harder on the trees in your yard. Trees that are already compromised can turn into deadly hazards in the cold months, so tree care is even more important. Here are some of our best tree care tips for the brutal winter.
What Happens to Trees When Things Get Cold?
Many people assume that the trees in their yard are not growing during the winter months, but that is not necessarily the case for all trees. Trees can suffer damage from the weight of snow, ice, and sleet. Pests that are looking for a place to stay during the winter can also try to seek shelter in the trees and do damage. Additionally, winter burn is a disease that often impacts trees and leads to the death of branches.
How Can You Get Ready for Winter?
There are numerous simple ways that you can prepare your trees for the winter with basic tree care. Before things get too cold:
- Prune any dead, dying, or diseased branches to prevent pest activity and avoid the branches falling and becoming a safety hazard
- Add a layer of mulch around the base of trees, especially young trees, to help protect the roots from frost damage and allow for some moisture retention
- Water the trees when there has not been rain or snow recently, as watering needs to occur throughout the winter
- Protect young trees or trees that are in a vulnerable state by wrapping them or providing them with additional support to bear the weight of snow
Tackling all of these tree care tasks on your own can be overwhelming, which is why working with professionals is a great idea. At Harford Tree, we are always here to help!
Tree Care and Maintenance from Harford Tree
Ready to have the beautiful yard you have always dreamed of? Harford Tree Experts & Landscaping, Inc has been in the business for decades, providing customers with quality work and quick responses all at the right price. We service the areas of Harford County, Baltimore County, and Baltimore City areas including Bel Air, Fallston, Perry Hall, Towson, Essex, Parkville, White Marsh and Middle River.
For service during business hours, reach out to us or give us a call at 410-592-7321. We offer 24/7 emergency service as well, just give us a call at 443-250-6649. For updates about our business and more informative tips, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.