5 Fantastic Summer Tree Care Tips

It’s important to make sure your tree survives harsh heat and summer droughts. Take these summer tree care tips, straight from an arborist.

Learn more by getting in touch with our certified arborist at Ron’s Tree Service!

1. Soil Care

The quality of your soil has an impressive affect on the health of your trees. For many of us, the quality of soil is something you may consider upon planting and never again after that. But the fertility of the earth, oxygen or acid levels, and more all factor in. For hardy trees, ensure you have good soil year-round by properly fertilizing the ground.

2. Watering

One of the most important parts of summer tree care is the watering, especially if high heat and even drought hit your area. Water scarcity can be localized if your trees sit at the top of a ridge and the roots aren’t deep or wide enough to provide support.

Watering in the mornings and evenings is best, with low, slow soaks doing the most good, sa large trees can lift 100 gallons of water per day. Be sure to water the earth and not the trunk, as direct water on the trunk can encourage fungal growth.

3. Monitor For Pests

Another summer tree care step is to look over your trees at regular intervals to see if any bugs, fungi or other pests have begun to harm your trees.

Most insects aren’t harmful, but being aware of what’s living on or in your tree allows you to do research and be prepared if something isn’t quite right. Pests like Japanese beetles, aphids and others can quickly reduce your trees health if you don’t catch them early.

A certified arborist like Ron’s Tree Service can help you know what to look for.

4. Pruning

Keeping your trees properly shaped won’t directly affect their summer tree care, but it will help strengthen their growth leading into fall and hibernation season. An added benefit for your yard will be more sunlight, which is pleasant to look at and can help shrubs and smaller trees grow better.

5. Arborist Cabling & Bracing

An arborist can also care for your trees by providing bracing and cabling. If a strong windstorm comes up, heavy or old branches can break. With bracing and cabling, trees can potentially survive those storms, providing shade and beauty for seasons to come.