When you’re working to care for your property, you want to be sure that everything stays healthy and growing throughout the year. While lawn care can be relatively easy to tackle during the winter months, tree care can require a little more work and preparation. At Altura Tree Service, we’re here to help Cape Cod residents care for their trees all year round and we also offer tree removal services, which is why we’ve put together a winter tree health checklist for our customers and neighbors.
Winter Tree Health Checklist
Pruning & Shaping
Before the wintertime rolls around, it’s important to get your trees ready for harsh weather through pruning and shaping. With certain trees, pruning and shaping can be done simply for aesthetic purposes, but for many trees, trimming thinner, weak branches helps to keep your property safe from falling debris.
Insect & Pest Prevention
One of the most important parts of keeping your trees safe and healthy throughout the winters in Cape Cod is ensuring that no pests, insects, or diseases attack your trees while they’re more vulnerable in the colder weather. Be sure to treat your trees for pests and insects, wrap any trunks that may be vulnerable to cracks or cold damage, and treat them with an anti-desiccant to help reduce moisture loss.
Your property’s soil will make a huge difference in the overall health and appearance of your trees, so it’s important to prep your soil to keep it healthy throughout the cold months. From fertilizing regularly to ensuring that contaminants and harmful chemicals (like rock salt) are kept away from your soil, there are many steps you can take to ensure that your soil stays healthy and supportive for your trees.
Call The Experts To Help!
If you’re thinking that all of these items seem like a lot of work, you’d be right! One of the best ways to ensure that your trees stay healthy and beautiful at all times of the year is to call the experts in tree services at Altura Tree Service! We’ll take care of tree maintenance and winter prep to help you keep your property looking its best at all times!