Winter tree care tips:
Evaluate trees for weaknesses that can be susceptible to winter weather.
- Have a “no cost” inspection of your landscape by one of our Certified Arborists which is effective in the winter as well as the growing season.
- Remove fallen leaves from beneath disease susceptible trees and shrubs (dogwoods, crabapples)
- Prune disease infected limbs when dormant, eliminating further infection, sterilize pruning tools regardless between pruning cuts (fire blight, Dutch elm disease).
- Contain heavy ends on limbs too long to support snow and ice loads.
- Protect plants susceptible to winter injury with anti-desiccants or cover with a breathable burlap type material.
- Install temporary or permanent rope, cable or twine in plants (multi-stem) susceptible to snow and ice loads (do not forget to remove temporary support in the spring).
- Prune, contain or rejuvenate high profile, overgrown plants in late winter so plants will recover quickly in spring with new growth. This will also minimize the negative aesthetic
- issues that can be associated with rejuvenating plants.
- Consider working on trees with limited access during the growing season to save time and money.
- Plan your landscape needs before the spring “rush” insuring the best service and the best plant material if you will be installing plants.
- Check Deer susceptible plants for evidence of grazing. Thinning of plants foliage 5 ft and below (deer head height) or roppings near preferred plants. Treat with materials that effect plants taste.
To have a certified arborist evaluate your trees or shrubs, call the tree care experts at Tree Tech. We’ve been providing residential and commercial tree services in MA & RI, year round since 1986. Visit www.TreeTechinc.net for more information or call 888-873-3832 for site visit today.