Your Fall Tree Care Checklist
Fall is the time to take care of a number of tree care
issues. Let’s have a look at your fall checklist.
#1 Fall fertilization
During the hot summer the soil loses vital nutrients. To
help ensure your trees get the nutrients they lost during the summer you should
keep feeding your trees over the winter. You can do this by applying a slow-release
#2 Tree Hydration
Fall is the time to give your trees a hearty drink of water
before the winter months are here. Make sure all of your trees are
well-hydrated throughout the winter by quenching your trees’ roots.
#3Timely tree planting
Trees that shed their leaves the fall and sprout new life in
the spring should actually be planted in the fall. During this time the temperatures
are much cooler and the chance of stress is less. Newly planted trees have a
chance to build a root mass and they can prepare for winter dormancy.
#4 Equip your trees for the cold
Winter arrives after fall, so make sure your trees are
prepared for the frost, snow, and freezing cold temperatures. Extreme weather
condition create a higher risk of stressing your trees, so do what needs to be
done – prune, brace, cable, etc. before the snow arrives. If your tree is
weaker or has broken/rotting branches, withstanding the added weight of the heavy
snow can pose a problem. Your tree may not be strong enough to handle it. When
you prune and prepare your trees properly it gives them a much better chance of
survival. Fall pruning is usually easier the majority of your trees with have
few or no leaves so it is easy to see the tree’s structure and to prune
Fall preparation of your trees is important for them to
enjoy a long, healthy life.