We are fortunate to live in Multnomah County, where we are surrounded by beautiful, diverse trees year-round. However, it can be a costly and dangerous situation if they aren’t planted or maintained on your property. That’s why it’s essential to protect your investment and care for the trees on your land to ensure they stay healthy and thrive for years to come.
That’s why the certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care would like to provide you with the following Portland tree care tips for keeping your trees healthy.
Plan Before You Plant a Tree
Before you plant a tree, it’s important to consider the total area of your property and space a tree will need when it reaches maximum height and root depth. Avoid planting trees too close together or near your home or other structures. This will ensure they will have plenty of room to grow without causing any damage in the future.
Furthermore, there may be areas on your property that aren’t suitable for a tree to grow due to power, gas, water, and sewer lines underground. That’s why you may want to contact your local utility company before you plant to ensure you won’t put your future tree or local infrastructure at risk.
Prune Trees Regularly
It’s essential to prune your trees regularly to ensure longevity and health, as well as maintaining safe conditions around your property. Regular pruning not only enables a tree to grow structural sound, but it also minimizes any risks of falling deadwood.
Furthermore, excessive foliage can weigh a tree down and break otherwise healthy branches without warning. Routine pruning done by the ISA certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care will ensure optimal tree health and an aesthetically pleasing landscape.
Understand Tree Diseases
First, it’s important to keep an eye on the growing and shedding of a tree’s leaves. If a tree isn’t growing leaves or is shedding them faster than others nearby, it could be an indication of disease or infestation. Spotted or discolored leaves are another sign of a sick tree. Last but not least, you can tell a tree’s health by inspecting its branches and trunk. If you notice a tree has fewer branches, or there is extensive cracking in the trunk, these could be signs of disease and sickness.
If you’re concerned about a tree on your property, contact the ISA-certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care for a Portland tree care assessment.
Portland Tree Care
Westcoast Tree Care is a fully licensed and insured tree care company, meaning that we know exactly how to care for your trees to keep them healthy and beautiful. A scheduled visit from our ISA certified arborist will ensure your trees remain safe, healthy, and thriving for years to come.
Contact us today by filling out our online form or give us a call at 1.800.767.8733 for a no-cost, no-obligation quote for any of our Portland tree care services.