How Do I Prepare My Trees for the Seasonal Change?
The summer is ending and fall will be here before we know it. The harsh summer heat, drought, wildlife, insect infestations, and more, can cause trees stress during these warmer months. Through professional evaluations, regular pruning, and attention to water and shade, you can protect your trees from summertime damage. However, cooler temperatures can bring a different set of challenges.
As the end of summer nears, preparing your trees for the upcoming fall and winter months is vital. Here are a few tips to help you keep your trees healthy:
• Adjust water levels based on heat, wind, rainfall, or droughts. A good rule of thumb is one inch of water per week.
• Wait until the fall season is here to prune flowering trees (usually around early October). Pruning in late summer can stimulate growth that may not harden off properly during the winter.
• Contact a professional arborist to cable and brace younger or weakened trees so they can withstand harsh winds, strong storms, and more. This can prevent limb and branch breakage, split trunks, and fallen trees.
• In the upper-Midwest, fall is a great time to plant trees. Early fall weather provides the roots to establish before weather shuts down growth.
Ivan’s Tree Service specializes in trimming, pruning, removing, and shaping. We firmly believe that the best way to extend the life of your trees is by consistent, professional maintenance. Our certified arborists understand each landscape is different and provide individualized service to each client. Contact the experts at Ivan’s today for a free estimate.