Tree Care – Trees help in increasing the curb appeal and value of any home. Along with enhancing the visual appeal, they provide you with a cleaner and greener space where you can relax on your weekends.
But these special trees also require some additional maintenance to stay healthy, green, and sturdy. From proper irrigation and mulching to pruning and fertilizing, there are a lot of steps to be taken care of.
As many customers call the Branch Specialist’s tree care services asking a lot of queries about how to take the best care of their trees. Here are the top 5 FAQs that can help you with tree care.
1. Why do I need to prune my trees?
Trees are required to be pruned for a number of reasons such as safety, aesthetics, and tree health. If a tree’s branches grow too big for the tree to handle or close to the house roof or chimney, they need to be pruned and cleared to avoid any hazard from damaging your home or harming you. As per aesthetics, pruning helps in making the tree look better and gives a neater and more appealing view of your property. However, make sure to avoid over-pruning( that kills the trees), which you call the best tree trimming services in Texas. DIY pruning from an unskilled person can damage the trees and property.
2. If a tree needs to be removed, will my property be protected?
At Branch Specialists, Our expert tree care team takes all the required precautions necessary to safely remove any tree while protecting the landscape. Our team lays down protective material when necessary and with the help of our experienced crew and latest equipment, we make sure your property looks neat, clean and you won’t be able to tell where the tree vanished.
3. How Can I tell if my tree is diseased?
One of the most commonly asked questions by some concerned homeowners. Here are 3 signs that can help you identify whether a tree is diseased or not:
Color of the leaves: The color of a tree’s leaves is one of the best indicators of its overall health. If the leaves have become brown or yellow before fall, the tree might have Armillaria root rot. This particular condition is caused by a harmful fungus and if left untreated can cause the branches to fall off.
Bark Issues: Bark issues such as flaky or peeling bark instantly indicate the presence of diseases in trees. If plenty of bark is shed off then the tree will die. Make sure you call professional tree care services before it’s too late.
Bleeding: Fluid seeping is a sign of late-stage infection in a tree. You may notice foul-smelling liquid running down from the sides of the trees. In this case, fertilize the tree and call an Arborist to inspect the tree’s health.
4. Is there anything I can do to speed up blooming?
Unfortunately, there is not much you can do. Sometimes high-phosphorous “bloom foods’” can help, but it’s recommended you don’t use them unless a soil test shows that they’re needed. Another recommendation is to avoid heavy pruning prior to bloom.
5. Why is my tree not blooming?
Over-Pruning or Pruning at the wrong time can reduce blooming. Additionally, deficiency of nutrients, poor drainage, and adding too much nitrogen fertilizer can slow down blooming. Make sure you get a soil test done and learn about the proper amounts of water needed for different trees to bloom.