Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Steps to Take this Spring to Properly Care for Your Trees

Spring is an exciting time as the weather changes, trees start budding and we all get motivated to get some spring cleaning under way.  Now, I would assume on your list of things to clean are window sills, decks, porches and patio furniture.  But are your trees on your list?

Landscaping and trees must not be forgotten!  Keeping trees and landscaping takes constant commitment and, the time to start, if you haven't already, is NOW!

As we turn away from the harsh winter months and head toward the growing season, here are some tips to help keep your trees and plants healthy.  For the next few days, I'll tackle one tip at a time and give you detailed information to help you with your 'spring cleaning'.

The best time to prune trees and shrubs varies depending upon species and desired results. I would recommend contacting an arborist to help you determine when to prune the trees on your property.  Trees "R" Us, Inc. has 5 certified arborists on staff that will assess your trees and give you a plan to follow.

Pruning during the “dormant season,” or when the trees have no leaves, is usually best. This is the time to prune young trees for future structure, remove live limbs that are too low or close to the house, and remove limbs that might have been damaged in winter storms. 

Keep in mind, though, that dead and damaged limbs can be pruned any time throughout the year and should be removed promptly for safety reasons.  Trees "R" Us, Inc. specializes in tree maintenance, removal and emergency tree services.  Visit for more information.

Thanks for reading,

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