Maintaining the Health of Your Tree’s Crown

Tree-lined streetAs a homeowner, one of the things you want to see in your yard is beautiful and healthy trees. Nothing compares to a landscape with trees that are all thriving and well. Maintaining the trees in your yard is the secret to keep them stunning and healthy throughout their lifespan, and one of the ways to protect your trees is by taking care of their crown. With an overgrown tree crown, the tree will not get enough sunlight and air that are necessary to keep its health. The crown of the tree can also be an indicator of the overall stress the tree is under. If you look and assess the leaves and branches of the tree, you can have an idea whether it has issues with getting enough nutrients, insect infestations, or diseases.

Here are some of the ways you can protect your trees from disease and damage.

Feed Your Tree Quality Nutrients

If you want to keep your tree healthy, you should start with its roots. A lot of homeowners don’t even know the type of soil they have in their yards. What they don’t know is that it is one of the most critical factors in tree maintenance. A tree that is not receiving enough nutrients, the leaves and its flowers will wilt and will eventually die. To find out the type of soil you have in your yard, it is always a good idea to have your soil tested. You will be aware of any issues, or imbalances the soil has that can cause problems for your tree’s health. Get in touch with a certified arborist to assist you in testing your soil.

Schedule Regular Pruning Services from a Tree Care Specialist

An overgrown crown can lead to health issues on your trees. To avoid having an uneven or overgrown crown, have a regular pruning schedule with a certified arborist. There are different techniques and timing for trimming specific types of trees. You may not be aware of these things; that is why it is best to seek help from the experts. Certified arborists have the knowledge as well as the right equipment for tree trimming that will ensure positive results on the growth of your trees. If pruning is not done correctly, it can cause serious harm to the tree that may be the reason for its death.

Protect Your Tree from Disease and Pests

No tree species is immune to pests and diseases. If your tree gets exposed to fungi or diseases, you can expect its health to decline. To prevent your trees from suffering from insect infestation and other diseases, have them regularly inspected by an arborist. The arborist will look for signs of health issues such as insect eggs, mushroom growth, as well as broken bark. It is recommended to have a professional tree company visit your yard once a year to ensure your trees are in good shape. If there is a problem with your tree, the arborist can treat it before the problem worsens.