The repeat waves of intense and hot summer temperatures can make your trees weaker and prone to disorders and infections.

You can contribute to your tree’s healing from the summer heat as they progress into the winter season with dormancy, which is vital for restoring their health and integrity and decrease the chances of cracks and wounds from storms. If you failed to sufficiently take care of your trees during summer, the risk of disorders and damages or insect infections in intense cold winter months will be raised.

We discuss tree care tips, soil benefits, and fall trees to plant that will add striking color your yard.

1. Mulch Offers Protection During Cold Winter Season

If you place composted and natural mulch material beneath your tree during Autumn or first winter month, you will help it keep water and balance out any temperature extremes within the level of the soil. Just a thin coat of a mulch will behave like a protective seal and sheet to provide extra protection to your tree’s roots.

mulch around the base of the tree

A mulch coat that is 3 or 4 inches is typically enough but when placed against the trunk, it leaves the tree prone to develop bark decay or disorder or pest infestation. Too much mulch can also encourage room for small animals like wolves which may eat the root of your trees or plants.

To learn more about mulching, pruning, and how to care for your trees, visit treetopstreetops2.wixsite.com/tree-info/single-post/2017/01/10/How-to-Take-Care-of-Trees

2. Enriched Soil Promotes Healthy Trees

The core of tree issues lies in insufficient soils devoid of proper nutrition or vital soil ingredients, right level of acidity and other important aspects. If you fertilize your soil sufficiently and improve its conditions, you will help your tree base perform at its optimal level.

Not only should you consider the properties and nutrients in your soil, but the density and type of soil is another important consideration. Sandy, clay, and a combination of sandy and soil are the three different types. Take a look at this video to learn more about the types of soils:

3. Autumn Planting for New Trees

Autumn is the season of the year characterized by bright falling leaves but what many do not realize, is that this is an ideal season for planting new trees. Following the shift to cooler but not freezing temperatures, the conditions are optimal for setting the ground to new tree development. After the roots are set during the cooler autumn and winter season, spring rains and summer heat help trigger new growth.

So autumn is the perfect time for planting trees and shrubs in balled and burlapped form. Keep in mind though that any bare rooted form plants should be planted in a later period, when they reach full dormancy.

Contact an Arborist In the Autumn Months

With just a bit of action and the above tips, you can set the ground of your trees for the cold season. As the fall progresses, hiring an expert arborist or tree care service to check your landscape and trees would be very beneficial. These experts can check to see whether trees suffer from problems e.g wounds or infestations and assist you with a plan for action to help preserve the health of your soil and plants throughout the year.

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