Saturday, September 6, 2014

A Tree Care Checklist Fall

When is comes to tree care, fall is a season that is often overlooked as a great time to give your trees some TLC. Everyone's excited when spring had sprung to get their trees in tip top shape. Summer rolls in and trees seem to still be on the priority list. But when fall rolls in, people seem to think their work is done in terms of tree care. This couldn't be further from the truth! Fall is the perfect time to ensure your trees will survive the winter and start the next growing season with gusto! Here are just a few tips to get you going on your fall tree care regimen.

Fertilize for fall.

Fall is a great time to fertilize. Colder weather lies ahead, but your trees don't have to face the winds, rains and snowfall empty-handed. Consult one of Trees "R" Us, Inc.'s professionally trained arborists to determine ways you can help protect your trees and condition them for a healthy growing season in the future.

Hydrate.

Make sure to give your trees a good gulp of water before the winter months are here. Use a soaker hose or a drip irrigation system to really give them a good soak. This will also help them stay well hydrated throughout the winter months.

Plant Now.

Some trees shed their leaves in autumn and sprout new life in the spring, but fall is actually the opportune time to plant new trees. Since temperatures are much cooler and there is much less chance of stress from sun scorch, drought or extremely high temperatures, newly planted trees get the chance to build root mass and prepare for winter dormancy this season.

Cabling is an important step not to be overlooked.

Cabling should be installed now to avoid tree damage in the winter. Snow storms, ice build up on trees, strong winds, and build up of snow can easily cause tree damage to any tree of any size,, shape and age. You should have your trees assessed for potential weak spots that could be damaged by the winter elements. Cabling these trees will keep them healthy and will protect your investment for years to come.

For questions or concerns about your trees, contact Trees "R" Us, Inc. a professional tree service to the Chicago suburban area. Give us a call at 847-913-9069 to discuss your tree care needs. 

Thanks for reading,
Jenni, President and CEO, Trees "R" Us, Inc.

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