How to Keep Your Trees Healthy 

Being surrounded with big, wonderful trees is a wonderful experience. You’re not only closer to nature but you’re also living with fresher air that you cannot find in a busy city. Growing a tree has a lot of benefits, aside from added value to your home it also adds to the aesthetic value of the landscaping you’re maintaining.  

That’s why; keeping trees is a good investment. However, you also have to nurture it so the future generations can still make use of it. According to tree service professionals you should make your trees healthy by doing the following things.  

Back Off 

Well, one of the things you should do when you want to keep them healthy is to back off a little bit. Trees can fend for themselves. Old trees you see on the countryside don’t always receive primping and fussing. What you have to do is make sure insects and diseases can’t make their way through it by investigating the tree’s condition once in a while.  

Watch Where You Dig 

Construction related damages are one of the killers of mature trees. Even if you think the construction is done many meters away from the trees, you should think that the tree’s root system extends up to 3 times farther than its branches. It means that even though you operate a machine that is 50 feet away, it can still affects the soil and damage the roots. If the root is damaged, it can cause the tree to slowly die.  

So if a construction is going to happen near your property, talk to the contractor and tell him where their machinery can’t and can go. You can also mark off some areas while construction is happening.  

Don’t Overwater of Over Fertilize 

Like mentioned, trees can fend for themselves so you don’t have to overwater of over fertilize it. A mature tree might need little assistance when it comes to water and food but once it grows after 3 or 4 years, it will be damaged by too much water and fertilizer.  

Trim Back on Pruning 

Mature trees don’t need much trimming, unless it’s an emergency where sickness is eating the branches and it needs to be cut off. To keep them healthy, remove the damaged or dead branches or the suckers that shoots up at the base. Water sprouts should also be regularly trimmed to avoid the branches from rubbing each other.  

Inspect Trees for Diseases 

Keep a watchful eye on your trees. Even though they are independent creatures who can take care of themselves, diseases are lurking everywhere, waiting to attach a tree. There are diseases which are specific to certain species only, so call a professional arborist because they know how to diagnose the problem and even treat it.  

Walk Your Property 

Once in a while, walk over the woods like you’re surveying a whole forest. Check the branches and leaves for possible signs of insect activity, mushrooms growing, dead twigs and other odd spots on the leaves.  

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