While trees don’t require too much care to be happy and healthy, they do need some attention from your side. Young trees especially require some care and attention in order to survive and gain sturdiness. Below, we have listed the most essential elements to a young tree care routine.
It is important that you clean up the area surrounding your tree on a regular basis. This includes the removal of dead leaves, twigs, fall fruit, and other debris that has gathered around the trunk of the young tree.After this clean up, you should take some time to check up on the trunk itself. Check for cracks and fissures or signs of infestation or disease. If caught early, any of these problems can be addressed by an arborist and ensure your tree’s full recovery.
If you are a person who likes to decorate your trees, then be sure to remove all decorations once the festivities are over. Especially objects wrapped around the trunk can lead to unsightly growths, if they are left on for too long. Thus, it is important to take care of all aspects of tree care.
The best way to prevent the growth of weeds and prevent the soil from drying out, is to apply a layer of mulch around the base of the tree’s trunk. Additionally, a proper three to four-inch-thick layer will also help the tree retain all its required nutrients.However, it should be noted that the mulch shouldn’t be pressed up against the trunk, but rather applied around it with a bit of space between. Since mulch is made to savor moisture and warmth, direct contact to the trunk could actually cause more harm than good.The mulch will also help prevent the growth of weeds and grass which could absorb the water and nutrients needed by the tree to flourish. This can create stunted growth of trees.
While it is generally best to call in the Bay Area Tree Service schedule a pruning during the dormant months of winter, a thorough pruning after a storm is also generally a good decision. Additionally, if you notice decay in a branch, or deep fissures or cracks, you should also always call in an arborist to get the branches removed.You should generally keep an eye on your tree, especially if it grows near your own or public property, such as the sidewalk, your home, power lines, or anywhere else where it could pose a threat to other people’s property or their health and safety. Any limbs that show a sign of disease, decay, or failure should then be removed right away.