April 10, 2023

Seasonal Tree Care: A Year-Round Guide

Proper tree care is a year-round commitment that pays off in the form of healthy, vibrant trees that enhance the beauty and value of your property. Whether you're a seasoned arborist or a novice tree enthusiast, understanding the specific needs of your trees during each season is key to their long-term health and vitality.

Spring: The Season of Growth

Spring is a time of renewal and growth for trees. As temperatures rise and days lengthen, trees awaken from their winter dormancy. To promote healthy spring growth, consider:

  • Pruning: Remove dead or diseased branches to make way for new growth.
  • Fertilizing: Provide essential nutrients to support budding leaves and flowers.
  • Inspect for Pests: Check for early signs of insect infestations or diseases.

Summer: Protection from Heat and Drought

Summer can bring scorching temperatures and drought conditions, which can stress your trees. To help your trees thrive in summer:

  • Mulching: Apply mulch to conserve moisture and regulate soil temperature.
  • Watering: Ensure adequate hydration during dry spells, especially for newly planted trees.
  • Pest Management: Monitor for pests and diseases that thrive in warm weather.

Fall: Preparing for Winter

As temperatures cool and leaves change color, trees prepare for winter. To help your trees enter the dormant season in top condition:

  • Leaf Removal: Clear fallen leaves to prevent mold and rot.
  • Pruning: Trim branches to reduce the risk of winter damage from ice or snow.
  • Inspect for Disease: Identify and address any diseases before winter sets in.

Winter: Dormancy and Pruning

Winter is a time of rest for trees. While most maintenance activities are minimal, it's an ideal time for:

  • Pruning: Shape and maintain trees while they are leafless and dormant.
  • Tree Inspections: Assess your trees for winter damage or disease.
  • Snow Removal: Safely remove snow from branches to prevent breakage.
Keep your trees thriving all year! Reach out to Salas Services at (972) 413-1800 for personalized seasonal tree care plans. Our expert arborists will ensure your trees receive the care they need to flourish in every season.
Frequently Asked Questions

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Here are the most common questions client’s usually have for us. Still have more questions? Contact Us.

Do you provide emergency tree removal services?

Yes, we offer emergency tree removal services for situations such as storm damage, fallen trees, or hazardous trees posing an immediate risk. Contact us at [phone number] as soon as possible in case of emergencies, and our team will prioritize your situation.

Can you help with obtaining permits for tree removal?

We can assist you with the process of obtaining permits for tree removal, if required. The need for permits varies based on local regulations and tree preservation ordinances. Our team will guide you through the necessary steps and provide any documentation or information needed for the permit application.

What are some signs that indicate my tree needs professional attention?

While trees are generally low-maintenance, certain signs indicate the need for professional intervention. Watch out for symptoms such as extensive dead or dying branches, sudden leaf loss, significant pest infestation, leaning or unstable tree structure, or visible signs of disease or decay. If you notice any of these issues, it's best to consult with our skilled arborists.

How do I know if a tree needs to be removed?

Several signs indicate that a tree may need to be removed, including significant structural damage, extensive disease or pest infestation, severe leaning, extensive root damage, or proximity to power lines or structures. Our professional arborists can assess the tree's health and safety to determine if removal is necessary.

How often should I trim or prune my trees?

The frequency of tree trimming or pruning depends on various factors such as tree species, age, and overall health. As a general guideline, it is recommended to have trees pruned every 3-5 years to maintain their shape, promote healthy growth, and remove any hazardous or dead branches.

What is the best time of year to plant new trees?

The ideal time to plant new trees depends on the tree species and climate. In general, spring and fall are the preferred seasons for tree planting as the weather conditions are more favorable for root establishment. However, it's best to consult with our experts who can provide guidance based on your specific location and tree species.

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