Category Archives: Tree Diseases

How to Prevent Wind Damage to Young Trees

How to Prevent Wind Damage to Young Trees

Wind damage is a threat to young trees throughout the year. Strong winds and the heavy rain that often accompanies them can damage trees of any age from roots to branches, and inhibit young trees’ growth and long-term health. With this in mind, it’s important to know how to prevent wind damage to young trees on your property.

With the winter season approaching, winter storms can also be very extreme. It’s important to make sure your trees are protected against wind damage from storms.

Plant Smart

When planting new trees, choose a location that’s naturally protected from strong winds, such as behind your house or another structure. Consider the direction the wind usually blows in your yard—if it’s from east to west, it would be best to plant young trees in the western part of the yard.

Water Often

Dehydration weakens young trees and makes them more susceptible to wind damage. Water young trees often to prevent yellow leaves, weak branches and other negative health effects.

Prune as Needed

Pruning dead or weak branches will contribute to the structure and growth of young trees, making them less likely to suffer damage during the next strong storm.

Consider Staking

Staking young trees will help them quickly establish a strong root system. This in turn, will help the trees grow healthy trunks and branches as well. Staking provides the added support young trees need during powerful wind storms.

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Why You Should Remove Dead Trees on Your Property ASAP

Why You Should Remove Dead Trees on Your Property ASAP

At their best, trees can be a welcome addition that adds beauty to any backyard. But when they die or are in the process of dying, removing them as soon as possible is of paramount importance. Dead and dying trees can do quite a bit of damage to your home and surrounding property. If you… Continue Reading

How to Help Trees and Shrubs Recover From Winter Damage

How to Help Trees and Shrubs Recover From Winter Damage

At this point in the season, you may be concerned about the effect all this harsh winter weather is having on your landscaping. The good news is, healthy trees and shrubs are pretty resilient, so you shouldn’t have to worry too much about most of the plantings on your property. If you’re still worried about… Continue Reading

Why You Shouldn’t Tackle Tree Removal on Your Own

Why You Shouldn’t Tackle Tree Removal on Your Own

If there’s a tree in your yard that is unhealthy or growing dangerously close to your home, you may be thinking about trying to remove it yourself. While this might sound like a good way to save a little money, removing a tree on your own is often more dangerous than it’s worth. Here are… Continue Reading

Protecting Your Trees This Summer from Diseases and Insects

Protecting Your Trees This Summer from Diseases and Insects

During the summer months, you want your yard to look as good as possible. While many people often think to have lawn care and landscaping projects taken care of, it is equally important to ensure that your trees are healthy and free of insects and disease. To make sure that your trees are in top… Continue Reading