Trees play a vital role in keeping humans alive and in maintaining the health of the environment. They provide food, oxygen supply, and shade during hot summer days. The landscape is also beautified with the addition of greenery, giving inspiration with its colorful foliage and strong trunks. To keep your vegetation healthy and strong, proper maintenance and care must be carried out. Listed below are some important tree care tips provided by Timberlane Tree Service in order to maintain the healthiness of your trees.
Trim dead leaves, branches of the canopy
A tree canopy is an awning or top layer of leaves and branches. Inspect this layer for any dead looking and damaged branches, and lightly prune them. Also, remove any vines like ivy that coil in the branches, which just adds unnecessary weight and damage. Vulnerable to these weights and damage are young and newly planted trees, but do keep tract with your older and stronger trees to prevent them from withstanding unneeded pressure and weight.
Uphold the strength of the trunk and bark
After doing the canopy layer, it is now time to assess your tree’s trunk. Cautiously work on structurally damaged trunks, for it may cause unwanted accidents. Be aware of dead wood, decayed and hollowed areas, and cracks in the barks. These assessments, when seen in your trees, should be evaluated by a professional arborist to do the proper interventions.
Assess the roots
The roots provide an effective way of transporting nutrients from the ground to the different parts of the tree. If they are dead, crushed, or cut, they may not provide proper nourishment to the trees, as well as cause falls during severe winds and storms. It is therefore recommended for arborists to be contacted to evaluate the safety of these trees, as well as of those in the immediate vicinity of said tree.
Trees are part of the ecosystem’s way of balancing and counteracting the heavy side effects of harmful human activities. Hence, keeping them healthy will not only be good for the environment, but also for us humans.