Trees are focal points in any landscape. Selecting the right type and size of tree is only the first step. Informed and appropriate tree care can assist in ensuring the sustainability of your trees.
Choosing a Tree
The first step in selecting a new tree is to determine what type of tree is best for your climate, your property, and your needs. Certain types of trees, such as crepe myrtles, can flourish in almost any climate while others, such as palm trees, need specific temperature ranges to survive. Research what works best in your area or speak with a tree care specialist who can offer advice. When choosing and planting a new tree, look at the available space. Take into consideration not just the size of the tree being planted but the expected growth.
There are several things you can do to maintain a healthy tree including mulching, pruning, and appropriate watering. Mulch is an important and sometimes overlooked part of tree care. It helps keep your tree hydrated, insulates the soil from harsh temperatures, and controls weeds. Mulch is especially important for newly-established trees. Prune your trees seasonally to assist with new growth. Newly-planted trees should be watered daily to assist with root growth. Once a tree is established, only water it as needed. Just as a lack of water can be harmful to a tree, so can too much water.
Look for Diseases
Trees can be susceptible to a number of diseases and pests. If you notice any changes in your tree’s health or appearance such as fading colors or spottiness, examine the tree to try and determine where the problem originates. Some tree health issues can only be identified by a tree care specialist. Once identified, the disease or pest can be treated.
For reliable assistance with tree care contact R.O. Landscape & Tree Service at 520-320-3697 You can also visit them to speak with one of their certified arborists. Connect with them on Facebook for more information!