It is essential to properly care for your newly planted young trees. The care you give to your trees in the beginning phases of their growth can and will affect their shape, strength, and life span, according to the Arbor Day Foundation blog. Young trees use a lot of their energy just to establish their roots in the soil, which makes them susceptible to heat and drought, as well as other issues. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to keep young trees healthy and strong. Check out these tips from the Arbor Day Foundation blog.
- Supply Adequate Amounts of Water to Your Trees – Experts suggest irrigating the soil around your trees with slow, deep applications of water on a regular basis.
- Spread Mulch Around the Tree – Using mulch in combination with a good watering system can help protect the soil around your tree from extreme temperatures, as well as retain moisture, and prevent root competition from weeds.
- Proper Pruning – Good pruning and regular preventative maintenance is another essential step to help your trees maintain their health. The Arbor Day Foundation blog suggest proper pruning techniques, as well as pruning at the appropriate time of the year, will give trees the best shape possible and extend their life span.
You can check out the Arbor Day Foundation blog for additional tips. Don’t forget that Cartwright Tree Care is here to help keep your trees healthy! We offer maintenance services such as trimming and pruning, as well as tree health care services like insect and disease control, and preventative treatments. Visit our website to learn how we can help you!
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