Mature Trees Need Extra Care
A proper maintenance program will go a long way toward making sure your trees are healthy, beautiful and a non-hazard to objects or people on your property. We all tend to assume that trees don’t really require much care. However, this could not be further from the truth.
Yearly Checkups: According to the ISA, older or mature trees should be inspected on at least an annual basis in order to check for these four factors: (bud or new leaf formation, twig growth, leaf size, and the absence of crown dieback) Any potential signs of decay such as dead branches or even disease should be monitored and treated appropriately.
Soil management: Mature trees located outside of suburban areas like cities or other urban areas need to have better access to nutrients in soil. These nutrients are basically food and the life force of any tree. Without them, a tree would shrivel up and die. A consistent level of water space, drainage, air and nutrients can keep your tree healthy.
Pruning: Without proper tree pruning, branches would grow in many strange unmanageable ways. You would also have issues with defense against future storms and problems with pests. Pruning is as important to trees as an oil change may be to cars.
Mulch: Temperatures can make or break the health of a tree. We add 2-4 inches of mulch around trees to help regulate the root environment by temperature reduction and moisture extremes.