Fall is the perfect time to prepare trees for the upcoming winter and the following spring. That’s why it’s important to contact a certified arborist to have them tend to the trees in your Vancouver landscape. A certified arborist can proactively care for trees by taking steps that will help keep your trees healthy, safe, and beautiful in the months to come.
Preventative tree care administered during the fall months can create a positive growing environment in the spring. From the ground to the crown of a tree, below are some important recommendations:
Manage Unwanted Pests
Early detection of unwanted pests and diseases combined with effective treatments will reduce environmental stresses on your trees while protecting your landscape investment.
Fertilizing during the fall helps trees to retain active energy for the spring when shoot growth, leafing, and flowering occurs. Fertilizing during this time will also help maintain necessary soil nutrient levels while increasing root production, promoting new growth during the spring.
The best time to prune branches is during the fall after the leaves of a tree have fallen so that the silhouette of a tree can be seen. Any dead, broken or interfering branches can then be easily removed. However, only a certified arborist should make the pruning decisions and cuts.
Check Structural Integrity
As with pruning, it’s important to have your trees checked by a certified arborist to ensure their structural integrity. Structural defects can be treated by pruning, cabling or bracing to keep them safe and sound during the winter months.
Assess Your Landscape Needs
Preventative tree care not only protects your trees, it will also save you the inconvenience and potential replacement costs of tree or property damage sustained during the winter months.
Vancouver Tree Care
Do you need help preparing your trees for the winter season? At Westcoast Tree Care, we offer preventative tree care services to ensure healthy, beautiful trees next spring. Our certified arborist has the skills, training, and experience necessary to properly care for your trees all year long.
To schedule a tree care evaluation with a no-cost, no-obligation quote, contact us at 1.800.767.8733 today.