Although it may not feel like it yet, warmer temperatures are just around the corner. Spring is when your trees will finally thrive again, with sunlight and warm weather finally arriving. Now that you’ve kept your trees in good shape for the chilly winter months, its time to prepare them for the spring. Here are a handful of the most helpful tree care tips for this upcoming spring!
Check For Any Winter Damage
Exposure to harsh winter weather conditions like snow, wind, and ice can damage all of the trees on your property. That is why it’s important to have a certified arborist inspect your trees for any signs of injury. At Harford Tree, we can recommend the right services to help minimize the effects of any tree damage.
Inspect for Disease and Insects
Before flowers and leaves appear on your trees, a certified arborist should check it out for any signs of disease or insect infestation. If any of these hazards are located, early treatment can help prevent the damage from spreading to any nearby healthy trees. Arborists will have all of the necessary tree care tips for you to know what to do once spring arrives.
Damaged Trees and Dead Prune
While the winter is the best time of year to prune your trees due to their dormant state, a certified arborist can easily prune any damaged or dead branches during the spring. This, in turn, will then prevent hazardous situations from happening as broken or dead branches can fall unexpectedly at any time.
Remove Any Hazardous Trees
This tree care tip is essential. Dead, unhealthy, or damaged trees should be removed as soon as possible. Critical things to keep an eye out for when it comes to a hazardous tree are a hollow or weak trunk, severe damage, or a significant lean. A lack of fungi or foliage around the base or trunk of the tree are other signs that might indicate the need for hazardous tree removal.
Fertilize as Much as Needed
After the brutal winter months, trees need the necessary vitamins and nutrients to thrive. Before the growing season of spring arrives, it’s important to apply a slow-release fertilizer to assist with the growth and health of your trees, and while encouraging optimal growth.
Mulch also assists in the growth of your trees. It will also protect the base of the tree from the damage of lawnmowers or weed whackers.
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, 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.