How to Properly Care for a Young Tree
When caring for a young tree, the initial 7 years are incredibly
important in determining the ultimate longevity of the tree. The correct amount
of watering, trimming, and topping will make an incredible difference. By
taking proper care of your tree while it is young, you can save yourself
immeasurable amounts of future tree expenses.
During the first 7 years of a trees lifespan it requires routine
watering. This is often called deep watering, a process that deposits
significant amounts of water directly to the roots in order to facilitate a
strong base for growth. Furthermore, all new trees should have their soil
checked every 5 weeks. The soil below the tree should ideally be rich with
moisture but not soaking wet and thick. The most important signs to watch for
when raising a young tree are as follows; dying leaves, yellowing,
discoloration around the edges, and dying branches.
One of the best preventative measures for raising a healthy tree
is spreading mulch. By covering the earth surround the tree with approximately
several inches of mulch you can help preserve moisture. Its important when
watering your trees to give them an adequate amount of water. At least 15 to 25
minutes of water is recommended. This is because the majority of water is
captured by the soil while watering. Additionally, by watering extensively you
can make sure the roots do not suffer thirst of any kind. Dry roots is one of
the leading causes of abnormality, and poor health in trees.