Summer is over, and a cold winter is ahead. Trees are perfectly able to care for themselves in preparation for seasonal changes. However, there are steps you can take on your end to make the transition easier on your tree, thereby minimizing stress. You can give the following fall tree care tips a try to keep stress to a minimum.
1. Don’t Skimp on the Mulch
Our tree care service includes mulching, though this is something that can also be done by the homeowner. Mulch aids in moisture retention and also shields the soil and roots from the impending cold. We recommend natural materials for mulch, such as wood chips, pine needles, bark, and corn stalks.
2. Wrap the Tree
For young saplings, wrap the trunk’s base with burlap or paper wrap. While autumn is known for mild temperatures, it can still get quite hot or cold on some days. Wrapping the tree shields it from sunscald or frost cracking. Keep the wrap on until the arrival of spring. Continue Reading →