If you have trees, you need to prepare them for fall. In this article, we’ll go over fall tree preparation so you can better understand what needs to be done. We hope these tips help you get the healthiest trees possible so you can go into winter feeling safe and secure that you’ve done all you can to ensure your trees are secure.
Fall tree care is important
The extended heat of summer can weaken trees, making them more susceptible to infestations. If you haven’t watered your trees enough during summer, you’ll need to have a professional tree care service come in and perform some triage so that your trees don’t suffer during the winter. Mulching, fertilizing and other soil activities can help your trees replenish some moisture. Using a deep soaker hose or drip irrigation system so that water gets way down into the roots will also help your trees at this time.
Prune dead wood and brace for the winter
It’s a good idea to prune dead wood on your trees in the fall so that they don’t become problems in the winter. Dead wood can come loose during a storm and cause property damage. If you prune the dead wood now, you can avoid that unpleasantness. It will also help prevent disease. Once the leaves have fallen and a tree’s branch structure is more visible, it becomes more vulnerable to certain diseases or insect infestations
Plant new trees now
Autumn is usually the best time to plant new trees. Temperatures are cooler than in summer and new trees aren’t likely to be burned by high temperatures or damaged by drought. When you plant in the fall, it gives the trees a chance to grow a root system and prepare for a dormant winter, which will position them to grow well in the spring.
You see there are many things you need to do to prepare your trees for winter. Fall tree preparation is important. If you need any help with your fall tree preparation, just give us a call at 512-341-8888.