Spring in Washington has arrived! As blossoms begin to bloom, it’s time to conduct the following tasks to ensure the health and beauty of your trees. By tackling these tasks in the following months, you’ll ensure a long, productive growing season. That’s why Westcoast Tree Care would like to provide you with the following Issaquah tree care checklist for spring.
Spring Tree Care Checklist
Take the time to remove any twigs, dead leaves, and other debris that may have accumulated beneath and around your trees during the winter. You should also remove any protective coverings like plastic sheeting you may have had in place during the cold months.
Disease & Damage Inspection
Inspect your trees for any obvious signs of disease or damage. This includes broken branches, holes, or fungi. It’s also important to note that any branches that aren’t producing blossoms or leaves may be dead. If this is the case, they should be pruned by a professional Issaquah tree care company like Westcoast Tree Care. Discoloration is another sign something may be wrong. For example, tree leaves can turn yellow if they receive too much water or brown and withered if they don’t receive enough. If you have any questions about disease or damage, be sure to call our ISA certified arborist for sound information.
Hazardous Tree Removal
While trees can live for hundreds or even thousands of years, they eventually die like all living creatures. When this happens, a dead or dying tree can become a hazardous threat to your home or family if they develop critical problems, such as a sudden lean, hollow trunk, or severe damage. However, you should never take on the task of removing a tree on your own. Doing so can result in serious harm, death, and property damage. Instead, trust the ISA certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care to safely and efficiently remove a hazardous tree from your property.
New Tree Planting
Trees provide a wide variety of benefits to your home and property. Not only do they reduce noise levels, but they also stabilize the soil, provide shade, and add beauty to your surrounding landscape. That’s why spring is a good time to plant new trees on your property, as their roots will have enough time to dig in before temperatures warm up.
Mulch serves several important purposes. It helps to protectively cool your trees during the hottest, driest months of the year while retaining moisture, and minimizing weed growth. No matter the size or age of your tree, all trees benefit from mulching. However, it’s important to leave a clear space around the trunk. Otherwise, it can promote mold, and fungi.
Water & Fertilize
Once the ground around your trees has thawed, it’s important to keep the soil moist on dry days. It’s also important to fertilize after the cold winter months as trees need essential vitamins and nutrients. Before the spring growing season arrives, you can apply a slow-release fertilizer to improve resistance and encourage healthy growth.
Issaquah Tree Care
Issaquah tree care ranges from pruning to windsail reduction to removal. With Westcoast Tree Care, you can count on our ISA certified arborist for springtime tree care. Contact us today by filling out our online form or give us a call at 1.800.767.8733 for more information. We would be more than happy to walk your property, answer any questions you may have, and provide you with a no-cost, no-obligation quote.