How To Approach Summer Tree Care

A summer tree care plan is extremely important to make sure your tree survives the harsh heat and unexpected summer droughts. Below you will find what summer tree care you should be performing from June-August.

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Dead, dying, and diseased branches are a danger to people and property. These are often the limbs that break and fall during summer storms. For the safety of you family and home make sure to get these branches trimmed by Ron’s Tree Service as part of your early summer tree care in order to avoid accidents.


Applying mulch around trees is one of the best things you can do for the health of your trees. Especially for young trees, mulching is a quick and cost-effective technique that provides numerous benefits.

Heavy rain and foot traffic can sometimes wash away mulch. Check to make sure it is 2-3 inches thick. If not, you will need to re-apply for ideal summer tree care.


In summer, trees and shrubs are faced with high temperatures. In one day, a large tree can lift up to 100 gallons of water out of the ground if it’s is available. But overwatering can also have a negative effect on trees, essentially drowning their roots. Be sure to water your trees and shrubs directly at the roots, not on foliage, to prevent disease. Water in the morning to prevent evaporation, and water slowly over hours, moving your hose every few hours to really let water soak in deep.


A tree inspection from Ron’s Tree Service can help identify diseases and pests which are common to trees. An inspection can be the difference between discovering a disease or vulnerability to a disease early enough to do something, or too late.

Common diseases and pests in Minnesota include:

  • Dutch Elm Disease
  • Emerald Ash Borer
  • Root Rot
  • Wilt
  • Leaf Spot
  • And more.