Fall Tips on Keeping Your Trees Healthy

Having trees in your landscape can make your home more attractive and the time you spend outdoors more enjoyable. Trees provide much-needed shade on those hot summer days and a warm insulating blanket during those winter storms. Trees can enhance your curb appeal and make your home more valuable. They can create a sense of beauty and help you enjoy the wonders of nature without leaving home.

Whether the trees in your backyard landscape are fully mature or mere seedlings, it is important to care for them properly. If you take good care of your trees, your trees will return the favor, providing cooling shade, protection from the cold of winter and improving the look of your entire property.

Trim Away Low Hanging Branches

Having tree branches hanging over your roof can be dangerous to your roof, but allowing your trees to get overgrown is also bad for their health. Whether your yard is filled with old growth trees or new transplants, you need to check for branches that can be cleared away.

Trimming those dead branches will help the tree better use its resources, so the rest of the tree can grow healthier, stronger and more beautiful. If you are unsure how to properly trim your trees, just call a tree expert for advice and guidance.

Watch Out for Pest Damage

You love your trees, and so does the local wildlife. Squirrels, rats and bugs can severely damage the trees in your yard, and in some cases that damage may be irreversible.

It is important to watch for signs of possible pest damage, like gnawed limbs, stripped leaves and hollowed out trunks. If you notice any of these signs of damage, you should call a pest control professional right away.

Get the Expert Help You Need

Having live trees in your landscape is wonderful, but a yard full of dead and dying trees could put your home at risk. It is not always easy to tell when a tree is dying, or even when it is dead, so it is important to watch out for signs of damage.

If the growing season is still underway, you may notice that some trees are not as full as others, or that one of your trees has not yet started to bud. When fall comes, you may see a tree whose leaves do not change colors or another tree that retains its leaves after others have shed them.

Getting the professional help you need right away could help save those damaged trees, so you can continue to enjoy them season after season. Taking good care of your trees is important, and getting professional help is the best way to keep your trees, and your entire landscape, happy and healthy

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