Have the most recent fruit yields from your home orchard been a disappointment? Are your apples, peaches or cherries poor quality? There’s no reason to throw in the towel. Your next harvest season can be a success with proper maintenance and tree care. At 404-CUT-TREE, we provide quality residential and commercial tree service in Atlanta, Decatur, Johns Creek, Norcross, Brookhaven, Sandy Springs, Tucker, Buckhead, Doraville, Duluth, Marietta, Milton, Alpharetta, Georgia and other nearby neighborhoods. Our team enjoys helping our clients keep their beautiful trees healthy, and we want you to have the same positive results. Here are a few tips for increasing the amount of fruit from your trees.
Knowledge is Power
Some homeowners plant fruit trees without doing the necessary research ahead of time. While there are some tree species that self-pollinate, a great many varieties need to be grouped near another tree with compatible fruit. If you’ve been waiting patiently for years to see a red apple or sweet cherry growing on your tree’s branches, you may need to plant additional varieties of trees to get results.
Become a Beekeeper
Many varieties of fruit trees require cross pollination. One of Nature’s most productive pollinator happens to be the honey bee, yet their population has been steadily declining over the years. This can result in a lack of fruit development from your orchard. The best way to correct this issue for your own property is to invest in a small apiary. Not only will you improve the quality and abundance of fruit from your trees, you’ll also have around 30 pounds of honey per hive to add to your pantry annually. Make sure you contact the appropriate city, county and state departments to ensure you remain in compliance with laws and regulations regarding beekeeping where you live.
Watch Out for Pests
Your trees might be doing a phenomenal job of producing fruit, yet the birds, bugs and squirrels are grabbing them before you get a chance to see them. Keep a close eye on your trees while they’re in flower, and take appropriate measures to remove insect populations and deter pests so you can collect the mature fruit when it’s ready for harvest.
Proper pruning and trimming is very important. Seasonal removal of specific branches and limbs will help your tree direct energy towards new growth, and provide more sunlight for optimal development. A professional tree care specialist will be able to identify the right pruning techniques for your unique tree varieties, so you can maximize fruit production.
Ensure Adequate Nutrition
To flower and fruit, your tree needs to have the necessities of life. Access to important nutrients and the correct balance of water is vital to your trees health and wellbeing. A soil test can inform you about the quality of your dirt, and if necessary, a certified arborist can help provide the proper amendments. Mulching can also help your tree’s roots retain moisture in dry climates or during times of reduced rainfall.
Need Professional Services for Your Fruit Trees? Call 404-CUT-TREE Today
Is it time for your next soil test, tree risk assessment or pruning? Then get the help you need by calling 404-CUT-TREE. Our certified arborists and experienced tree care professionals will work hard to help you get better results from your fruit and landscaping trees. Contact our office for more information or to schedule an appointment.