Do you want to keep your trees in good shape? First we will write some advices on tree care and after that we will introduce Tree Artisans, a tree services company in Colorado Springs.
Proper tree care begins with selecting the right tree and planting it in the right place. Make sure your tree will thrive — especially once fully grown — where you want to plant it. Things to consider include: The tree’s purpose. Are you planting it for aesthetics, privacy, shade/energy reduction, windbreak, or as a street tree? Your end goal will determine the suitability of different trees. Planting site limitations. What is your hardiness zone? What is the maximum height and spread for a tree in the space? What are the sun exposure and soil conditions? This information is available for more than 200 trees and woody shrubs in our Tree Guide.
Even though leaving your trees alone can be the best way to protect them, it’s also a good idea to observe them regularly so you’ll know when they change. A diseased tree is best diagnosed early. Changes you should monitor range from rapid discoloration to stunted growth. Knowing what your tree looked like when it was healthy can also be helpful when calling an arborist — a specialist in caring for trees, shrubs and other woody plants — to consider solutions. Getting yourself a guide to trees and their diseases will be key in considering a diagnosis for a tree on your property that’s changed noticeably. According to Mark Chisholm, a third-generation, certified arborist in New Jersey, “There are some great online tools that can help you learn how to identify the trees on your property, including the Arbor Day Foundation’s “What Tree Is That?” guide.
Thinning concentrates on the outer portions of the tree’s canopy, leaving as many branches as possible on the interior crown. Sometimes the crown or individual branches should be reduced in length to improve the form and shape of the tree, to eliminate interference with objects and buildings, and to accommodate any structural weaknesses.
Tree owners often need to move or transplant trees from a nursery or within the yard. Yard trees may have been planted too thickly or threaten to outgrow available space. Size is a critical factor in transplanting. The larger a tree, the more difficult it is to transplant. Before starting a mulching project, become familiar the critical root zone (CRZ) or tree protection zone. This zone is generally defined as the area under a tree and out to its dripline. Improving conditions in this protection zone will also result in major health benefits to a tree. Read extra info on Tree artisans.
Tree care advice : Grass of your property competes with the tree for nutrients and water, so use mulch to improve the soil. Use the organic mulch over the tree roots – 2 to 4 inches deep down the crown. Please avoid piling mulch around or near the trunk. A thorough soaking one time a week is much better than the frequent but light applications of water. Water should reach the top 12 to 18 inches of earth, covering most of the roots. In the dry periods, mature trees should also need to be watered.
Tree advice : Trees need water, especially early on in their lives. When first planted, the average tree should be fed five gallons of water per day to ensure that the roots are well saturated. In general, caring well for a tree in the first three years after planting is crucial for its long-term survival.