Everything You Need to Know About Summer Tree Care

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Summertime in Texas literally boils down to hot. Older and more established trees are already adapted to the heat and humidity and will not need extensive summer tree care. However, if you don’t take care of younger and newly planted trees, you may need to call for tree removal services. Excessive heat exposure can cause decay, stunted growth, and death of the tree.

There are two vital things you can do for your trees during the summer that will allow them to reach their full potential.

Water Your Trees

Newly planted trees or young trees don’t have extensive root systems as mature trees. It is important you supply the tree with regular deep watering. The rule of thumb is to water your tree for 2 to 3 minutes every 2 to 3 days when the temperatures are above 90 degrees. You need to thoroughly saturate the area directly around the tree trunk.

Species of the tree, location, and soil characteristics will determine the amount and frequency of water. You need to pay close attention to the tree as you water. Reduce the amount of watering if you notice standing water or puddles. Trees in shady spots don’t need as much water as the ones in direct sunlight all day.

Never water a tree daily. Your tree needs to spread its roots downwards for developing a strong and healthy root system. The tree would not need to grow its roots if it gets water at a shallow level. Such trees usually topple over during the many notorious Texas storms. It is best to consider a deep watering practice.

Properly Mulch the Tree

You should ideally mulch the tree when you plant it and then at the turn of every season. The mulch layer should not be thicker than an inch or two. There should be considerable gap between the mulch and the tree trunk. It is best to make a donut shaped ring of mulch around the tree base so that water gets funneled down to the roots.

Mulch is useful during the summers since it retains moisture and keeps the soil and roots of the tree moist. You should not mound mulch around the tree trunk. This will result in rot and decay. It will also create a hiding space for insects that may harm the tree.

Mulch bed is helpful in suppressing weeds and grass that may compete for resources and water. It will also prevent you from taking your lawn mower too close to the tree and accidentally harming the bark. Mulching is a crucial part of summer tree care routine for all species of trees. You can ensure your trees get adequate nourishment and protection by spreading a layer of mulch.

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What Does Tree Maintenance Include in Fort Worth

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Tree maintenance is something that can seem overwhelming, especially if you have a lot of trees on your property. However, it doesn’t have to be a burden when you know the right professionals. Whether you need tree removal services or a simple trimming job, reliable experts can make the whole process extremely hassle-free for you.

Tree maintenance services are usually a combination of mulching, trimming, and preventative treatments to keep pests and diseases at bay. At Chippers Tree Service, we offer A-to-Z residential and commercial tree care services to cater to the needs of your leafy friends so you can enjoy a healthy yard throughout the year.

Tree Mulching

One of the best things you can do to keep your trees strong is apply mulch to them, especially for the young trees. Mulching is cheap and quick, and offers several benefits to a yard. It insulates the roots providing a buffer from cold and heat, prevents compaction, keeps out the weeds, retains water, and much more.

Tree Stump Grinding

If you want a tree removed, you probably want the whole thing – stump and all – removed from your view. This is why we offer stump grinding services along with tree removal. Our technicians will ground the stump down perfectly to make sure any infestations or re-sprouting doesn’t happen.

Tree Trimming

Are there any dying or dead branches hanging from your tree? We specialize in tree pruning, trimming, and crown reductions. Dead branches or overgrown trees can actually lead to a host of issues that can compromise the safety of your property as well as the health of your yard.

Our certified tree care technicians are experienced and trained to ensure safe tree pruning and trimming services throughout the Fort Worth area.

Tree Cabling and Bracing

Tree cabling and bracing services are designed to reduce stress damage on the trees from heavy foliage, weight of snow or ice, intense rain, and high winds. Think of them as a preventative and proactive way to support a tree that has a weak or poor structure.

At Chippers Tree Service, we install Extra High Strength (EHS) cabling hardware to fortify weak tree limbs or branches. If you notice that your tree is buckling, leaning, or heaving up the soil at the base, or there are any cracks or cavities in the wood, schedule a tree risk assessment. Our technicians will identify the weak points in the tree and determine whether cabling and bracing is an ideal option.

Once the cable and brace has been installed, a little bit of tree maintenance will be required every now and then. The hardware will also need to be inspected every few months by a professional.


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