BLOG The Seasonal Guide to Tree Care: Expert Advice from Alexander's Tree Service Jun 19, 2024

As the seasons change, so do the needs of your trees. Proper tree care is essential to ensure the health and longevity of your trees, as well as the safety of your property. To help you navigate the different requirements of each season, Alexander's Tree Service has put together this seasonal guide to tree care. Our expert arborists have years of experience in caring for trees of all species, and we are here to provide you with the best advice to keep your trees healthy and thriving throughout the year.


Spring is a time of growth and renewal for your trees. It is important to inspect your trees for any signs of winter damage, such as broken branches or trunk wounds. Prune any dead or diseased branches to prevent the spread of disease and promote new growth. Fertilize your trees to provide them with the nutrients they need to thrive during the growing season. Mulch around the base of your trees to retain moisture and suppress weeds.


In the heat of summer, it is crucial to provide your trees with adequate water. Deep watering is more beneficial than frequent shallow watering, as it encourages the roots to grow deep into the soil. Inspect your trees for signs of pests and diseases, and take action promptly if you notice any issues. Consider hiring a professional tree service to perform a routine inspection and address any concerns.


As the leaves begin to change color and fall from the trees, it is time to prepare them for the winter months ahead. Rake up fallen leaves to prevent mold and disease from spreading. Prune your trees to remove any dead, damaged, or overgrown branches. Consider installing tree wraps or burlap to protect young trees from harsh winter weather. Apply a slow-release fertilizer to provide your trees with the nutrients they need to survive the winter.


Winter is a time of dormancy for most trees, but it is still important to take care of them during this season. Keep an eye out for signs of stress, such as discolored or drooping leaves. Water your trees periodically if there is a lack of precipitation. Protect sensitive trees from frost and freezing temperatures by wrapping them in burlap or installing tree wraps. Consider hiring a professional tree service to perform winter pruning and maintenance.

By following this seasonal guide to tree care, you can ensure the health and longevity of your trees for years to come. If you have any questions or concerns about the care of your trees, don't hesitate to contact Alexander's Tree Service. Our team of expert arborists is here to help you with all of your tree care needs.

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