Taking great pride in the trees in your landscape is a common practice. Whether you take the time to the work yourself or hire professionals to care and maintain them, wanting them healthy and looking their best is your goal. If you should notice a tree looking like it is struggling, it can be a challenge to revive their health. Today, we at Milam’s Tree Service would like to offer some tips and suggestions on what you can do to help your tree before it is too late.
Signs of a Weak Tree
Identifying the problem is the first step to treat your tree. Though it is not an easy feat, there are some observing symptoms you can note to get you on the right track. Inspect the weak tree’s leaves for any anomalies. Look for any signs of dry, brittle or weak bark, stems, or branches as well as any cracks in the trunk in addition to any obvious red signs of decay that indicate trouble for your tree.
Causes of Weak Trees
There are a number of factors that could be making your tree weak. Common issues inflicting your tree’s health include the following:
– Too much water.
– Too little water.
– Insect infestations.
– Current weather/climate conditions.
– Neighboring plant life.
Start by adjusting the watering schedule of your tree. When a tree starts looking sickly, the moisture content is often the culprit. When finding the right watering schedule, younger trees are usually more temperamental, but even mature trees can have difficulty. When planting, be sure your youngling has a good draining system. Better drainage is highly recommended if water-logging is present. Installing an automatic water system is best suited for your busy life style in the event in adequate water seems to be making your young sapling ill.
How to Mulch Around Trees
The mulch use is another issue that needs addressing. When used properly, mulch is highly beneficial but if not used efficiently, it can be detrimental. The mulch shouldn’t be thick around your trees. Rake the mulch out from the tree creating a thinner layer so the roots are not smothered if the mulch around the tree gets heavily layered. Too much mulch will not only smother the roots but it can produce rot, insects, bacteria, and fungi.
Fertilizer is also another controllable treatment that needs attention. Grass and even some other plant life require the beneficial use of the fertilizer’s nutrients, however, keep the fertilizer from getting too close to your trees. If the soil in the surrounding of your trees is questionable, it is better to consult an arborist for optimal solutions.
Tree Trimming & Pruning
To contribute to your tree’s overall health, sufficient pruning and trimming is essential. Pruning an infected limb of a diseased tree can save the rest of the tree if you get to quickly enough. Additionally, when the branches are damaged from extreme weather or when they become too excessive for the tree to carry, pruning can keep the tree healthy as well. But specific trees require specific pruning for aesthetics and health, if you are uncertain, allow a professional to perform this task.
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Milam’s Tree Service offers pruning and trimming services for your trees in addition to emergency tree services to prevent catastrophes. If a tree is beyond saving, our experts can also remove the tree. Call us today for the care of your trees.