Winter is coming and it can be hard on trees if they aren’t properly winterized during the cold months. There are a few easy steps to keep your trees healthy and ready for spring.
1. Prune the dead and unhealthy parts of the tree in the late fall to prevent unsafe limbs breaking off after snow or ice. Pruning the tree also helps prepare it for healthy new growths in the spring.
2. Mulch and aerate the area around the tree to keep moisture and air flowing throughout the winter. Be sure not to aerate too deeply because it could hurt the tree’s roots.
3. Fertilize and water your tree to ensure its continued health throughout the winter. Evenly spread fertilizer around the base of the tree. When watering your tree, be sure the soil is cool (not frozen).
4. Wrap your tree before it freezes with a tree burlap bag or plastic tree wrap to keep it from dying over the winter months.
Remember, if you have any questions, call one of our tree specialists for any of your emergency or non-emergency needs at 615-405-6548.