Taking Care of Older Trees
Taking care of older trees is just as sensitive a concern as caring for younger trees.
The first most important concern with older trees is making sure they receive
enough hydration. Monthly deep watering is the recommended schedule. However,
tree pruning is the second most important necessity for your mature tree. By
pruning your tree even in old age you can prevent the growth of diseased
branches and the spread of disease to essential parts of the trees crown. Older
trees will also have many dead branches that are simply weighing down the
healthy parts of the structure.
These limbs must be removed immediately. However, it cannot be said enough that tree topping will only harm a tree that is old. This is because topping will cut off the trees routes for processing food or nutrients while simultaneously producing entry ways for disease. If you believe that your tree has a disease it is imperative that you contact your tree service right away. A skilled arborist will be able to locate which regions of the tree are sick and which
are still healthy. In doing so they can begin the process of restoring your
tree back to optimum health.