Basic Homeowner Tree Care!

Things that you, the basic homeowner can do to keep your trees healthy!

  1. Water during dry spells. Yes you can water your trees, even large mature trees. If you water properly you will see results within a few weeks, even during a severe drought. Please see Tree Watering Section.
  2. Mulch around young trees to help keep your soil moist. Don’t put mulch against the trunk of your trees. Please see tree mulching section.
  3. Inspect your trees leaves and trunks for any signs of insect damage. If you see any damage, call a local Arborist to inspect your trees. The Arborist will suggest a solution or treatment.
  4. Inspect your trees leaf size and color and compare its leaves to other apparently healthy trees of the same species in your neighborhood. Abnormally small leaves can be sign that your tree is lacking nutrients, have soil problems, or your trees could be sick and or dying. Discolored, yellow or pale leaves can also be a sign that your trees could be lacking nutrients, have soil problems or could be sick and or possibly dying. If you have a tree with abnormally small leaves or discolored leaves you should contact a local Arborist for a tree evaluation and consultation. Unlike many services with Certified Arborist, we offer this service for FREE!
  5. Tree Fertilization can sometimes be done by a homeowner if he or she does a little research before they attempt to fertilize their trees. Some homeowners attempt to fertilize their own trees and are sometimes successful. But in most cases their trees don’t benefit much from the fertilization and in many cases some of their trees may die due to the type fertilizer they use, the time of year they fertilize their trees or the way the fertilizer was applied. TAKE CAUTION when applying fertilizer if you aren’t sure what your trees actually need. Fertilizing at the wrong time of year or with the wrong type of fertilizer will weaken and sometimes kill your trees. If you need advice please contact us to speak to one or our Arborist.