Proper Tree Growth Techniques
Elements such as water, mulch and Pruning are the best friends a tree has got. It’s important that you remember this when observing and growing your tree(s) throughout your landscape.
Mulch is a valuable growth partner because it helps insulate the soil to regulate temperature, retains water, keeps weeds out, and prevents lawn mower damage.
Water is a difficult thing to assess. Although its absolutely vital during the first two years that a tree is growing, too much water can be harmful and too little can also be bad. Depending on the climate your soil should be moist after about 30 seconds of solid watering from a garden hose around the base of the tree (under the canopy).
Tree pruning is vital because it will enable the tree to grow in the right direction. We also trim branches that are dead, diseased, broken, or are crossing/rubbing against other branches.