May 14, 2017

Maintaining the Health of Your Tree’s Crown

If you want your yard to have beautiful trees, it’s vital that you protect the crown. A tree’s branches hold their leaves, and without the proper conditions, the tree will not get the sunlight and air it needs for balanced health. An overgrown tree crown can crowd out nearby trees, shrubs and flowers and decrease the beauty of your landscaping. A tree’s crown is also a great indication of the overall amount of stress its environment may be causing. Paying attention to the leaves, blooms and branches can alert property owners to issues with nutrient absorption, undesirable insect populations or plant disease. At 404-CUT-TREE, we help home and business owners in Atlanta, Brookhaven, Duluth, Marietta, Roswell, Sandy Springs and other Metro area communities provide proper care for their trees. Over the years, we’ve learned a lot about the importance of crown maintenance and want to help local residents understand ways they can protect their favorite trees from damage and illness.

Feed Your Tree Quality Nutrients

The health of your tree’s crown starts at its roots. The condition of your property’s soil is one of the most important factors of tree maintenance, yet many homeowners aren’t even aware of the type of soil in their yards. If your tree isn’t getting certain essential nutrients, then the leaves and flowers will wilt and eventually the tree will die. It’s always a good idea for homeowners to get their soil tested. Doing so will make you aware of any imbalances, and an experienced arborist can help prescribe the proper amendments.

Schedule Regular Pruning Services from a Tree Care Specialist

Having an uneven or overgrown crown can cause issues with your tree’s health and wellness. It’s important to schedule seasonal pruning appointments with a tree care expert. Arborists and experienced tree trimmers will know the best way to prune specific varieties of trees and shrubs for optimal growth. Be sure to hire a professional who knows what they’re doing, as improper pruning can cause irreparable damage.

Protect Your Tree from Disease and Pests

Almost every tree species is vulnerable to pests and diseases. If your tree is unlucky enough to be exposed to a parasitic fungi, insect or disease, it’s health will certainly decline if left untreated. Inspect your trees occasionally and look for signs of problems such as insect eggs, yellowing or partially eaten leaves, mushroom growth or stripped bark. Getting an annual professional inspection can help homeowners monitor the condition of their trees, so that if a pest or plant disease is discovered, it can be eliminated before the problem worsens. If even a single tree has become infested, the source of your tree’s health issue could spread to other plants in your local environment.

Are You Looking for an Experienced Local Arborist? Call the Experts at 404-CUT-TREE Today

Is your favorite tree showing signs of distress? Then call the experienced professionals at 404-CUT-TREE. Our team of certified arborists and tree care specialists have helped many Atlanta area home and business owners have the property of their dreams. Contact our office today to find out more information about our services or to schedule a convenient appointment.