How To Care For Trees In Autumn

It’s fall! Or autumn. Whichever you prefer, it’s time to prepare your trees for winter, which will soon be on it’s way. It’s important to work with a certified arborist – like Ron’s Tree Service – for your tree trimming needs. An arborist can take steps now to help keep your trees healthy, safe and beautiful for months and years to come.

While there are many tree care steps an arborist can help you with, there are things you’ll need to do yourself or hire other professionals to handle. Let’s take a look at the tree care steps you can take from the ground up to keep your trees safe this autumn.


Tree Care Steps

Manage Pests

It’s important to have a professional look over your trees to find if they’ve been infected by pests or diseases. A certified arborist can identify diseases like Dutch Elm, Oak Wilt or others and advise you on a course of action.

Early detection is key to keeping your trees alive.



Tree roots usually grow during the fall. Root systems store reserves of starch which will activate in the spring. Fertilizing your trees during this time will maintain soil nutrient levels and increase root production, promoting growth in the spring.


Trim Trees

It’s best to schedule tree trimming after the leaves have fallen. This way, any dead, broken and interfering branches can be removed. With a certified arborist, deciding where and how to trim and cut is easy. Contact Ron’s Tree Service today to start the trimming process.


Support Unstable Branches

A certified arborist can also identify whether branches need to be braced with cabling. Fall is a great time to do this, as all branches are more visible and structural defects are more apparent.

Proactive tree care in the autumn not only protects your trees, it also saves you inconvenience and the potential of expensive replacement costs later on.