summer tree care

Three Summer Tree Care Tips You Should Know About

Ensure your trees are healthy by scheduling services and tree removal in Crestview from New Leaf Arboriculture. Our summer tree care experts tend to seedlings, young trees, and trees that are over 100 years old. We can keep all kinds of trees free from fungal and insect infestations, so you can enjoy your time outside without worrying about fencing, soil moisture levels, or checking for signs of girdling and termites.

Trees provide shade and fresh air during the summer, which can help pets, children, and outdoor workers to avoid overheating and dehydration. Below are the three most common issues trees in Crestview have during warm summer months and how to avoid them.

Get Periodic Tree Evaluations

Trees need periodic maintenance and checkups to stay healthy. A tree evaluation from a licensed arborist can tell you whether your trees are healthy or have unseen health issues such as insects, weather damage, and disease transmission.

A tree evaluation from our arborists can also tell you whether your trees need pruning and, if they do, how much to cut away. Tree evaluations are essential to landscaping as they can ensure you’re compliant with all local ordinances and regulations before seeding.

 In some cases, the root network of your tree can prey on your neighbor’s property. A quick preliminary check can prevent that.

Summer Tree Cabling

Do you notice your neighbor’s anchoring cables to their trees and cultivating the growth of their branches so that they spread out from the main trunk horizontally? This preventive maintenance procedure is what arborists call tree cabling, an essential part of every summer tree care routine.

This method involves putting cables around the weaker branches of their trees and connecting them to stronger ones. These cables allow the more brittle branches to piggyback off the stronger ones, reducing the need for pruning, and helping protect the tree from disease caused by open wounds.

Checking Your Soil Composition

Getting the correct soil composition for your trees can be challenging since it depends on your tree species, ambient temperature, and whether you live in a polluted part of town. However, arborists know of a few universal factors that all tree planters should consider, like soil compaction, acidity, and nutrient levels. The best soil for growing trees is one that’s well-draining, loamy, and rich in organic decaying matter and nutrients.

You can perform an at-home soil checkup by dipping a screwdriver or your finger a couple of inches into the earth of your yard. If it feels wet, keep your hands off the garden hose for half a week and then reassess by pinching the earth and rolling it between your fingers.

If you find the soil is compacted and sticky, it means it has enough moisture to keep your tree happy and healthy.

Keep Your Trees Healthy This Summer with the Help of Licensed Arborists

The heat of the summer sun and unpredictable weather patterns can make summer tree care arduous. Contact a professional and learn more about routine tree inspections today by calling New Leaf Arboriculture at 850-603-1411.

Posted in Seasonal Tree Care Guide.