Although it may not feel like it, warmer temperatures are just around the corner. That’s why Westcoast Tree Care would like to provide you with the following Salem tree care tips for spring.
Check for Winter Damage
Exposure to extreme winter weather conditions like wind, snow, and ice can damage the trees on your property. That’s why it’s important to have a certified arborist inspect your trees for any signs of injury. At Westcoast Tree Care, we can recommend appropriate services to help minimize the effects of any damage.
Inspect for Insects & Disease
Before leaves and flowers appear on your trees, a certified arborist should check for any signs of disease or insect infestation. If any of these hazards are identified, early treatment can help prevent the damage from spreading to nearby healthy trees.
Prune Dead & Damaged Branches
While winter is the best time to prune your trees due to their dormant state, a certified arborist can easily prune any dead or damaged branches during the spring. This, in turn, will prevent hazardous situations from happening as dead or broken branches can fall unexpectedly at any time.
Remove Hazardous Trees
Unhealthy, dead, or badly damaged trees should be removed. Critical things to look out for when it comes to a hazardous tree are a hollow trunk, severe damage, or a significant lean. A lack of foliage or fungi around the trunk of a tree are additional signs that may indicate the need for hazardous tree removal.
Fertilize as Needed
After the cold winter months, trees need necessary vitamins and nutrients. Before the growing season arrives, it’s important to apply a slow-release fertilizer to help boost the health of your trees and encourage optimal growth.
Mulch helps to reduce environmental stress by providing protection from the harsh elements while suppressing unwanted weeds and maintaining stable root health with moisture-rich soil. Mulch can also protect the base of a tree from damage due to lawnmowers and weed whackers. For effective results, mulch should be added 2-4 inches deep around the base of your tree to keep them healthy.
Westcoast Tree Care
If you want to safeguard your home and property, it’s important to hire a local arborist for seasonal tree maintenance. The ISA certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care has the skills, knowledge, and experience to keep your trees healthy and strong. We provide seasonal tree care services to homeowners in Salem, Oregon, and the surrounding areas. To obtain a no-cost, no-obligation quote, contact us by filling out our online form or give us a call at 1.800.767.8733 today.