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Keeping Your Trees Healthy

When I first bought a new house, I realized that the front trees were a little overgrown. I was worried about a branch breaking in the wind and smashing into a window or the roof, and so I decided to invest in professional tree service. When the arborist came, he had more concerns than just a few overgrown branches. Apparently, a few of my trees had also developed serious pest infestations, and I was worried about what it might mean for their health. He carefully trimmed each tree to ward off disease, and within a few weeks, they were looking a lot better. This blog explains how a professional tree trimmer could help you, so that you aren't left with dying trees.


Keeping Your Trees Healthy

3 Tips For Taking Care Of Mature Trees

Joshua Mercier

If you have mature trees on your property, you might want to do what you can to keep them looking good and thriving. If you do not have much experience with taking care of trees, however, you might not really know what to do. These are a few tips that can help.

1. Put Mulch Around Your Trees

You might have noticed that a lot of people have mulch around their trees, but you might have always assumed that people did this for aesthetic reasons. Even though it's true that adding mulch around your trees can be a good way to improve the look of your yard, the mulch is good for practical purposes as well. By putting mulch around your trees, you can help protect them from hot and cold temperatures,  can help put up a barrier so that you won't be as likely to damage your trees with your lawn mower and can help prevent weeds from growing and competing with the root systems of your trees. Therefore, if you don't currently have mulch around your trees, you may want to consider spreading some.

2. Prune Your Trees

It's also important to prune your trees regularly. Then, you can help ensure that your trees are able to grow as they are supposed to. Pruning your trees can also help you prevent limbs from falling in your yard and can help you ensure that your trees look neat and attractive. If you aren't sure of how to do this properly, consider enlisting a professional to help.

3. Make Sure Your Trees are Getting Plenty of Water

Like most plants, trees need plenty of water. In many places, rain is frequent enough that you don't really have to worry about watering your trees. However, if you live in a place that's dry or if your area is experiencing a dry spell, it's a good idea to water your trees. Of course, different types of trees need different amounts of water, so it's a good idea to do your research to determine how much water your trees need so that you can avoid under or overwatering them.

As you can see, taking care of mature trees does not have to be difficult. If you follow these tips, you can help ensure that your mature trees stay nice and healthy. Then, you can help ensure that they look their best and that they thrive. Contact a service, like Ross Tree Company, for more help.