Properly Regulate Your Watering
Watering your tree with an appropriate amount of water is crucial. Trees rely on water for proper growth, and overwatering or underwatering can seriously hinder a tree’s healthfulness. If you’re uncertain about how much water your tree needs, you can consult with one of our arborists to learn about the watering needs for your particular species. In addition, you can always check the soil around your tree, as well as the foliage that the tree grows. If your soil is dry to the touch a few inches below the surface, then your tree may need more water. If your soil is sopping wet underfoot, well, you have too much water in the soil (which can actually lead to rot and weaken the roots of your tree).
Also, feel free to take a look at the leaves of your tree. If you have leaves that are dry and black, then your tree may be under-watered and it may be too hot during the day. If your leaves are wilted, yet moist, then you may have too much water in the soil.
Aerating the ground around your tree allows for better air and water penetration to its roots. Lots of root structures suffer from blockages over time, and as clay and silt settle around your root structure, your tree may begin to ‘suffocate.’ We reopen essential access to water, air, and nutrients. Deep aerations are a great idea for any tree, and they should be performed every year or so to ensure that your soil remains rich with the nutrients and air necessary to support the root system.
Fertilize Those Roots
Dying roots can kill a tree. And thriving roots support a happy tree. We use deep root fertilization to give your roots the nutrients for which they hunger. Over time, your tree will leach all of the nutrients it needs to thrive from the soil surrounding the tree. Eventually, this soil can become poor in quality, due to a lack of replenished nutrients. Fertilizer ensures that your soil remains nutrient-rich, so that your tree can continue to thrive.
Prune Wasteful Limbs
Dead and dying limbs should be cut from a tree. These limbs, although they aren’t flourishing, may be soaking up water and nutrients that could be used elsewhere on your tree. Moreover, dead limbs are prone to mold and bacteria that can spread throughout your tree’s structure. Stop disease spread at its source.
We can step back to monitor your tree’s health after we’ve treated it. Monitoring your tree will allow us to discern your tree’s problem and the appropriate solution.