Do you want to keep your trees in good shape? First we will suggest some tips on tree care and after that we will introduce Tree Artisans, a tree services company in Colorado Springs.
To direct the growth by slowing the branches you don’t want, or to “dwarf” the development of a tree or branch, pruning should be done soon after seasonal growth is complete. Another reason to prune in the summer is for corrective purposes. Defective limbs can be seen more easily. For trees that bloom in spring, prune when their flowers fade. Trees and shrubs that flower in mid- to late summer should be pruned in winter or early spring. Because decay fungi spread their spores profusely in the fall and wounds seem to heal more slowly on fall on cuts, this is a good time to leave your pruning tools in storage.
Trees don’t need humans to grow. Most trees thrive where they are planted, but humans sometimes inadvertently damage the trees they’re hoping to showcase. Just parking a car underneath a tree regularly can damage the tree by tamping down the ground too hard, making it difficult for the roots to grow and shift in the soil. Many times, homeowners want to build a structure near or around a beautiful tree to have the tree enhance the final construction project. Don’t do it! When construction is too close to trees it can damage their roots and growth space. Roots need two to three times the length of branches to grow enough to support a tree. Be sure to discuss what your trees need with a contractor, and mark off places where you don’t want construction vehicles to drive or park.
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. See 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 : In addition to water, appropriate mulch and soil use are essential to healthy tree development. Mulching facilitates moisture absorption and good soil helps maintain airflow to the tree’s root system. We recommend that you use no more than four inches of mulch around your tree. Additionally, keep the area near the base clear so that your tree can breathe properly.