Trees are living organisms and require care in order to reach their full potential. Trees that are healthy live longer and can withstand many environmental threats. However, trees in urban areas face more environmental challenges than trees in large forests. Arborwise Tree Service offers a range of tree care services for an array of tree types, as well as our well-established dedication to customer satisfaction in the St Petersburg community.
As part of your home maintenance routine, you should evaluate and monitor the health of your trees. As one would fix a broken window or take care of a tree’s health, homeowners must also look after trees.
Protect the Root Zone
Mulch the Tree. Correct mulching can help retain water and signal to the tree where to stay away. Trees can be stressed by compacting soil around roots. Make sure to leave a ring of mulch around the roots and not touch them with a volcano.
Protecting the Tree from Damage During Construction.Protecting the tree‘s trunk and overhead branches is not enough. It also protects the roots and surrounding areas. To prevent soil compaction and damage to the crucial root zone, fence off the area below the drip line. Trees can be killed or weakened by cutting roots, stacking materials, covering them with hardscapes, and parking or driving over the root area with vehicles. Although the damage may not be obvious immediately, enough damage can cause trees to die long after construction has ended.
Prune the Tree
Pruning trees when they are young is a good way to create mature canopies that work better in urban areas.
Although staking young trees may help them stand straighter, it is important to not tie them down too high. Trees need to be able to move with the winds to develop stronger roots. Trees will adapt to changing wind conditions over time by strengthening their root systems.
Eliminate Invasive Vines
Removing invasive vines such as English ivy and kudzu is a good idea. Vines can cause trees to become more crowded and eventually make them less slack. The vines can also act as sails and add additional pressure to trees during storms.
Hiring a Tree Professional
If you have any questions or concerns about tree care, consult a Certified Arborist at Arborwise Tree Service. We have a team of ISA-Certified arborists, who have been trained and certified for their expertise.
Here Are More Reasons to Love Your Trees
Trees are not just good for the environment, they can also help your home’s value and even provide shade on a hot day. Here are some benefits of trees:
1. Air Purification
Trees not only remove carbon dioxide from the air, but they also emit oxygen, so they help improve air quality. A single tree can produce $10 worth of oxygen per year.
2. Flood Control
Trees absorb rainwater, which prevents flooding and erosion in your yard. They also help prevent runoff by absorbing rainfall before it reaches storm drains. This means less polluted water entering streams and rivers.
3. Heat Reduction
Trees reduce temperatures by providing shade during hot summer days, lowering energy costs for cooling. They also block harmful ultraviolet rays from sunlight that can cause skin damage or sunburns if you spend too much time out in the sun without protection. When planted on property lines between two houses, trees offer a buffer zone between homes so that each resident has privacy but still enjoys the benefits of having trees around their property!
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