With fall right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how to prepare your trees for the colder months ahead. Proper tree care is essential to keeping your trees healthy and looking good all year round.
That’s why the certified arborist at Westcoast Tree Care would like to discuss some of the top Vancouver tree care tips for fall. Follow these tips, and you can be sure that your trees will stay in great shape all season.
Take Care of the Soil
One of the most important things you can do for your trees during fall is to take care of the soil. The roots of your trees need plenty of nutrients and moisture to stay healthy, so make sure to keep the soil around them well-watered and fertilized. If you live in an area with a lot of rainfall, you may not need to water your trees as often. But if you live in a drier climate, you’ll need to water them more frequently.
Place Mulch Around the Trees
Mulching around your trees is also important during fall. Mulch helps protect the roots of your trees from the cold weather and keeps the soil moist. It also gives your trees a nice, clean look. You can use any mulch you like, but we recommend using organic mulch, such as wood chips or leaves. This mulch is more natural and will break down over time, giving your trees extra nutrients.
Prune Dead or Damaged Branches
Another important task during fall is to prune any dead or damaged branches from your trees. Dead branches can fall and injure people or damage property, so it’s important to remove them before they become a hazard. However, you should never attempt to prune any dead or damaged branches. Instead, hiring a professional Vancouver tree care service like Westcoast Tree Care is best to keep you and your property safe.
Wrap the Trunks of Young Trees
If you have young trees, it’s essential to wrap the trunks during fall to protect them from the cold weather. The wrapping will also help prevent pests and diseases from attacking the trees.
You can use any type of material to wrap the trunks, but we recommend using burlap or another breathable fabric. This will allow the tree to still get some air and won’t cause it to rot.
Check for Storm Damage
After a storm, it’s essential to check your trees for damage. If you see any broken branches or leaning trees, you should call a Vancouver tree care service to have them inspected. Storm damage can weaken your trees and make them more likely to fall, so getting the problem fixed as soon as possible is important.
Use Tree Fertilizer
Applying tree fertilizer in the fall can help your trees stay healthy and strong all winter. Fertilizer provides your trees with the nutrients they need to survive the cold weather and keep their leaves healthy. Many different types of tree fertilizers are available, so talk to a nursery or garden center to find the best one for your needs.
Keep Your Trees Hydrated
Another important thing to do for your trees during fall is to keep them hydrated. This means watering them regularly and ensuring the soil around them is always moist. If you live in an area with a lot of rainfall, you may not need to water your trees as often. But if you live in a drier climate, you’ll need to water them more frequently. You can also help keep your trees hydrated by placing mulch around them. Mulch helps retain moisture in the soil and keeps the roots of your trees cool and moist.
Irrigation is a great way to keep your trees hydrated during the fall. If you have an irrigation system, make sure to use it regularly to keep the soil around your trees moist. If you don’t have an irrigation system, you can still water your trees by hand. Just be sure to water them deeply and evenly so the roots get plenty of moisture.
Vancouver Tree Care
Westcoast Tree Care is a Vancouver tree care company that offers many different services to help you take care of your trees. We offer tree pruning, removal, fire risk abatement, view enhancement, windsail reduction, and more. We also offer preventative tree care services to help keep your trees healthy and strong all year round. 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.