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Winter Tree Trimming: Why It’s A Must

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Winter Tree Trimming: Why It’s A Must

winter tree trimming

The winter is a wonderful time for many things. After Atlanta’s hot and humid summer, followed by a short but beautiful fall, when winter approaches, all we want are cozy nights by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate. While we hope for snow, a sunny day with milder temperatures is always nice during months of freezing weather. These conditions are perfect for completing outside projects and yardwork. One task you won’t want to miss this winter is tree trimming.

Why You Should Trim Your Trees

Tree trimming keeps trees healthy and strong. By removing dead or troublesome branches, you allow more room for your trees to grow, and for the tree’s main branches to become stronger. It’s important for your trees to remain strong and steady throughout the year, so they can survive the famous, yet sometimes dangerous Atlanta weather. With thunder, snow, and ice storms and the occasional hurricane, tree health plays an imperative role in keeping your home, loved ones, and belongings safe. Should you have a tree fall in your yard, you should call a tree removal specialist for storm damage and disaster recovery.

In addition, tree trimming is useful for aesthetic purposes or when you need more room in your yard. Tree trimming can be done anytime of the year, but you risk major consequences when trimming in the summer or fall. Winter is the best time to perform tree trimming.

Why Trimming Should Be Done In The Winter

  1. Easier For You – After all of the tree’s leaves have fallen, it will be much easier to see which tree limbs need to be removed. You will also have easier access to the branches to remove them. You may be able to remove smaller limbs on your own with tree pruners. However, do not attempt to remove larger branches by yourself. Tree trimming is dangerous and often requires professional experience.
  2. Easier For The Tree – With the cold and dry weather conditions, trees are able to handle cuts easier in the winter. These open wounds heal faster, and in result, spread less disease. Trimming trees in the fall will attract insects, leading to harmful infections. If you are worried your tree may be unhealthy, contact a tree expert for advice. Unhealthy trees often die and collapse without warning.
  3. Encourages Spring Growth – By removing dead and unhealthy branches, your tree will have more room to grow healthy and strong limbs in its place. Winter tree trimming allows your trees to grow healthy in the spring, ready to take on the rest of the year. After the snow soaks into the ground and the weather warms up, your trees will display beautiful spring blooms, making your yard the best in the neighborhood.

If you have any questions regarding tree health, contact Yellow Ribbon Tree. Our professional arborists have been providing tree removal, tree trimming, storm damage and disaster recovery, tree injection, tree hauling, and more to the Atlanta area for over ten years. We take pride in our services, and are ready to help! Call today for a free estimate. 770-512-8733

Winter Tree Care: 4 Things To Do This Season

winter tree pruning

With the colder months approaching, it’s important to pay attention to our trees. There are many things Atlanta tree owners can do to protect their trees from brutal weather conditions, keeping their trees healthy and strong. Unhealthy trees often pose dangerous threats during winter snow and ice storms. We must think about the tree’s root system, trunk, and branches. Every part of the tree plays a vital role in its survival.

Some winter tree care tips include mulching, wrapping, and pruning.

  1. Mulching Trees for Winter

After the first winter freeze, place mulch around the trunk of your tree. Make sure to leave a little room around the tree trunk and to mulch the whole area under the tree’s canopy. This ensures the tree trunk is not irritated and that the root system receives the full benefits from mulch. Mulch is used to maintain favorable soil temperatures and water/moisture levels perfect for a healthy root system. Mulch helps insulate the tree’s roots from freezing winter temperatures and keeps an adequate amount of water supply nearby. If a tree becomes dehydrated or weak, it can fall on your home, vehicle, or yard.

  1. Tree Wrapping

Another common winter tree care tip is tree wrapping. This technique uses tree guards or protective tree wrap to protect the tree’s trunk. Like root systems, strong tree trunks are essential for tree health. Tree wrapping is very important for young and developing trees that are less than 2 years old. This method prevents rabbits, deer & other animals from chewing on the tree’s bark. In addition, it protects trees from sunscald, a dangerous condition caused by the cold temperatures at night and the sun thawing trees during day. Keep your tree’s trunk healthy and warm by using tree wrapping.

  1. Winter Tree Pruning

Tree pruning is also very popular in Atlanta during the winter. This is because without its leaves, it is very easy to see tree branches and decide which ones need pruning. The colder temperatures spread less disease to the tree’s open “wounds” that occur when cutting tree limbs. By removing dead or harmful branches, the tree has more room to grow in the spring. This usually results in bigger and more beautiful spring blooms.

  1. Dead Tree Removal

The winter is also a good time to find and remove dead trees. Once all the trees in your yard have lost their leaves, it’s easier to spot dead or dying trees. Do not try to remove a tree on your own, as this can be very dangerous. Instead, hire a professional tree removal company. Tree removal experts will be able to answer your tree-related questions and protect your home and other belongings from tree damage.

 

Other Helpful Winter Tree Care Tips

Some other helpful tips for winter tree care include not using rock salt around trees. While this helps melt ice and snow in your driveway, it interferes with a tree’s ability to absorb water, oxygen & other nutrients through its roots. You will also want to pay extra attention to young trees, because they are more prone to damage during the winter.

If you need help pruning your trees or have dead trees you would like removed, contact Yellow Ribbon Tree, Atlanta’s tree trimming and removal experts. With over ten years of experience, our certified team protects homes and loved ones from tree damage. Call today for a free estimate. 770-512-8733

Staking New Trees: Yes or No?

tree staking in the fall

As fall arrives, we are welcomed with a variety of wonderful things. These include Atlanta football, fall festivals, apple cider, pumpkins, and cooler temperatures. Fall weather conditions are perfect for family fun, but also perfect for planting new trees. The shorter days allow the soil to be the right temperature perfect for growing a healthy root system.

When you plant new trees in your yard, you have several important decisions to make. These include what type of tree to buy, where to place the tree in your yard, and if you should stake your tree or not. Although the type of tree you buy and where you plant it is completely based on your preferences, staking a tree is a difficult decision.

What Does Staking a Tree Mean?

“Staking a tree” refers to a process that uses materials (like rope or plastic) with stakes to hold newer trees in place. This mechanical aid can be helpful when the tree’s height is not supported by its root ball, or premature root system. As the tree starts to grow, its root system will expand and it will be able to correctly hold the tree in place.

Knowing how long to stake a tree can be difficult, because once planted, we can’t see how large the root system has grown. Typically, if you decide to stake your trees, you will want to stake small trees for a year and larger trees for two years. While staking trees are not always necessary, it may be a good option for your new tree. However, it’s important you stake your tree correctly to avoid issues in the future.

Pros & Cons of Staking a Tree

Staking a tree can be helpful, but other times it can create problems. Staking a new tree will usually keep it intact until it can stand on its own. However, staking a tree incorrectly or for too long will cause stress to the tree, making it weak. A tree’s first two years are the most important years of its life, because this is when the tree develops its root system. If a tree grows with an underdeveloped root system, the tree could fall easily during strong winds or Atlanta ice storms.

Staking a new tree incorrectly can create other problems, too. Your tree may experience girdling, and uneven trunk width which will interrupt travel of water and nutrients throughout the tree. This could eventually lead to tree death or a situation where a strong wind blows off the top of the tree because of the tree’s uneven strength.

What to do if You Have Tree Problems

If you notice problems with your tree, you should contact a tree specialist. A tree expert will be able to tell you if your tree is unhealthy or dying. Make sure your new tree is correctly staked if you decide to do so. In addition, you should test the level of moisture in the tree’s soil to make sure the tree is receiving enough water.

Unhealthy or dead trees pose a threat to your home and loved ones. They can fall on top of your belongings, causing expensive repairs and risking lives. If you are worried about a tree in your yard, call Yellow Ribbon Tree. Serving Atlanta for over ten years, we provide certified tree and stump removal to Georgia residents. 770-512-8733.

Benefits of Placing Mulch Around Trees

mulching around treesPlanting trees in your yard can create many benefits. In addition to providing shade and keeping your home cooler, trees can also increase the value of your home by providing a beautiful yard. There are many different types of trees you can choose. Some provide beautiful spring blooms and others pretty fall leaves. Some, like oak trees, can grow extremely large. It’s important to keep your trees healthy so they do not die and hurt your home or family. One way to keep your trees healthy is to place mulch around your trees.

There are many benefits of placing mulch around trees. Mulch:

  1. Acts as a BufferMulch acts as a buffer by protecting the tree’s soil from hot air in the summer and cold air in the winter. The small wood chips in the mulch insulate the soil, keeping it the right temperature for proper root growth. A tree’s root system is the most important part of a tree. The roots are what hold the tree in place and keep it from becoming unsteady. Trees that are two years or younger do not have developed root systems yet, so it is extremely important to use mulch around your newer trees. Keeping the soil a moderate temperature will benefit a tree by letting it grow strong and healthy.
  2. Maintains MoistureIn addition to maintaining a proper soil temperature, mulch benefits trees by creating an abundant level of moisture. This is very important because trees require a certain amount of water to stay healthy. A tree’s roots are responsible for providing water to the whole tree. Sometimes Atlanta groundwater levels get depleted during droughts or if there are numerous trees nearby. Using mulch will help maintain the soil’s water levels by preventing evaporation and locking moisture in. Mulch will make your life easier by reducing the amount of times you need to water your trees. This is only one of the many benefits mulch provides.
  3. Prevents Other Plant GrowthMulch also makes it more difficult for unwanted plants, like weeds to grow near your trees. These plants steal your tree’s water and nutrients, posing a threat to you and your tree’s safety. Using mulch benefits your yard by keeping it weed-free and beautiful. An appealing yard will make you and your guests feel at home while also increasing your home’s value. Using mulch can make your home easier to sell in Atlanta and get you more money back in your pocket.

While mulch may be an initial investment, it helps your trees grow strong and healthy, by providing the appropriate soil temperature and moisture while keeping other plants away. This investment will protect your trees and family. If you do have a tree fall in your yard or are worried about an unhealthy tree, call Yellow Ribbon Tree, Atlanta’s tree removal experts. We can remove and trim trees in addition to answering any of your tree-related questions. Call today for a free estimate. 770-512-8733

Ant Infestation Tips

Ahh—summer. Warmer weather, lots of sunshine, cook outs, and more time outside. There is a lot to enjoy during a Georgia summer besides the humidity, mosquitos, and worse of all, ant infestations. How are you supposed to enjoy your summer when you are constantly worrying about getting bit by an ant? Anyone who has accidently stepped on an ant hill in Atlanta knows there are thousands of ants living in an ant colony. This poses a threat to your pets, children, and the plants and trees in your yard.

Why are ant infestations dangerous?

ant infested treeThere are different types of ants, but anyone who has been bitten by an ant know they all hurt. No one wants their children or animals playing in ant hills and risking this kind of pain. But have you thought about what ant colonies can do to your plants and trees?

Most ants, like Carpenter ants, like to live in wood. They will dig smooth tunnels under the surface that we cannot see. Over time, this weakens the wood, and can prevent a tree from standing up straight. Keep an eye out for leaning or weak looking trees—they may be infested with ants. Carpenter ants are easy to spot because they deposit the wood they eat into in a pile outside of their homes. These are the ant hills we see. Some ant infestations are more difficult to spot, but just as dangerous.

How do I get rid of an ant infestation?

Getting rid of an ant infestation without hurting your tree may be a little tricky by yourself. It is best you call a professional. Certain tactics like tree injection with insecticides or other chemicals will kill ants without harming the tree. Hiring a professional is the safest option, but if you must attempt killing an ant infestation yourself, you can try these simple tricks:

  • Kill the queen (the larger ant with wings)

The queen ant is easy to locate once visible, because it will be larger and will be the only ant with wings. The queen ant is the one that repopulates the ant colony and keeps it growing. If you kill the queen, the ant infestation will slowly die out. The queen is usually found at the bottom of the ant colony, so be careful if you go looking for her.

  • Blocking the routes of the worker ants

The worker ants usually leave a scent behind them when they travel so they know how to get back home when they are out gathering food. If you can find and block the trail of the ants with a rock or something similar, the ant hill may slowly die down as well.

Ant infestations damage your trees and cause a risk to your home. Damaged trees can become weak, and fall onto your car or home, costing you lots of money to repair. If you are worried about a tree in your yard, call Yellow Ribbon Tree, Atlanta’s professional tree removal and trimming service. We are a seven-year consecutive recipient of the Angie’s List Super Service Award and serve the Metro Atlanta area. You can call us for a free estimate on whatever tree removal needs you desire. If you are worried about an ant infestation, we would be more than happy to check it out. Call today at 770-512-8733.

 

 

Tree Watering Schedule: When Should I Water My Trees?

tree wateringHave you ever wondered how often you should water your trees? Maybe some of the trees in your yard are very green and leafy while others struggle to stay healthy. This is probably because of the tree’s water intake. This is a factor we often overlook, because we assume natural rainfall will take care of watering our trees, but unfortunately, in Atlanta, most of the time it’s not.

It is important to keep your trees watered and healthy, especially the ones located close to your house. If a tree or even part of a tree starts to die, it can fall on top your home or car, costing you lots of money and risk loved ones’ lives.

The most important parts of a tree are the parts we don’t see—the roots. The roots are what hold the tree into the ground and keep it stable during Georgia’s famous rain and snow storms. The only way to keep tree roots healthy is to use proper watering techniques. Watering schedules are different for new and established trees and will also change during seasonal droughts.

Tree Watering Schedule for New Trees

New trees are those that are two years or younger. Because they are still growing, these young trees need more water than older trees. New tree roots are basically a ball under the trunk during the first few months. After several months, the tree roots will expand underneath the tree’s canopy. New trees will need to be watered around three times a week during Atlanta’s hot and dry months. If you have just purchased a tree that came in a container, it will need more water than others because container plants dry out faster.

Tree Watering Schedule for Established Trees

After two years when a tree has established its roots, its watering schedule will become less demanding. The roots will now have expanded 12-18 inches deep and cover areas under its canopy. Although usual rainfall may be enough water for your trees, it is always important to check the surrounding soil’s moisture to see if your tree needs water. The best way to do this is to stick an 8-inch screwdriver into to the ground. If it slides in easily, the soil is fine, but if it is difficult to do and the ground feels tough, it is time to water.

When watering established trees, you should try to water the soil 10 inches deep. Use the screwdriver test when watering to make sure you have soaked the ground deep enough. Use a garden hose or soaker hose for an hour at a time and then check the soil’s moisture level. Make sure not to water the area directly around the tree’s trunk to prevent rotting.

Tree Watering During Droughts

You may be more inclined to water your grass before your trees during a drought, however it is important that you do the opposite. A dead tree is more dangerous than dead grass, and will take years to replace. A new lawn is an easy fix. To save you the most money during a drought, do not use a sprinkler and do not water during hot parts of the day. Most of the water from sprinklers evaporates anyway, and water will evaporate faster during 10am-6pm when the air is hottest.

Instead, use a garden hose or a soaker hose that will help water penetrate deep into the soil. Mulch will also save you money by containing water and moisture in the tree’s soil. Again, use the screwdriver test to make sure your trees are receiving enough water. Don’t forget to give your newer trees more attention. Generally, water for an hour at a time, moving the hose occasionally to cover different parts of the soil under the canopy. A spiral soaker hose is probably the best option for tree watering, because it encircles the tree and waters multiple locations at once.

If you have found a dead tree on your property and would like it removed, feel free to call Yellow Ribbon Tree, Atlanta’s #1 Tree Removal company. Having a professional remove a dead tree is your safest bet, rather than trying to fix it yourself. Keep your home and family safe by properly watering your trees and having dangerous trees removed. In addition, if you would like trees trimmed for aesthetic or safety purposes, Yellow Ribbon Tree can help. We have received the Angie’s List Super Service Award for eight years and are here to help you with your tree needs. Call today for a free estimate. 770-512-8733

When to Prune a Tree

professional tree pruningPruning trees is a vital part of keeping them healthy, controlling their growth, preventing or treating disease, and, of course, making them look as beautiful as possible. Removing dead wood helps to encourage and promote growth. Removing diseased limbs can prevent future infection. Controlling multiple leaders can encourage upward growth.

There are different aspects of pruning that require the right knowledge, however. Among the most important things of which you need to be aware, is when to take on this important activity. Discover how to know when to prune a tree, the tools and methods you should use, and how a professional tree care company can help with the process.

When to Prune a Tree — and When Not to

Knowing when to prune a tree depends largely upon why you’re pruning. You can perform dead wood removal or light cut backs any time. However, individual species of trees differ greatly and there’s different times to prune for different reasons. Winter pruning serves a different function than summer pruning, and pruning for flowering has its own approach.

One thing that is fairly universal, however, is that you should avoid pruning in fall. This is because fungi that promote decay spread the most in the fall, and trees tend to heal more slowly in this time of year. If you prune in the fall, you could do more harm than good.

Pruning in the Summer

Pruning in the summertime is done to help slow the growth of branches you don’t want, to dwarf the development of branches or the tree. The reason this is done in the summer is that the growth season ends at this time of year. As such, you’ll reduce the total surface of leaves, which will reduce the tree’s ability to produce nutrients for the roots, which will slow growth.

In addition, it’s easier to see defective limbs in the summer, or those that are hanging under heavy weight. This means it’s an ideal time to take corrective action via pruning.

Pruning in the Winter

Wintertime pruning is the most common approach. The tree is dormant during this season, and is priming for a major growth spurt when the spring arrives, which means that this is the perfect time to shape the tree for future growth and shaping. When pruning in the winter you might notice some “bleeding” from trees like maple, birch and walnut trees. This is normal and won’t harm the tree. It actually helps to seal the wounds.

Pruning for Flowers

If you’re looking to encourage flower growth, watch for spring blooms to begin to fade. Trees that bloom in the summertime should be pruned in the winter. Remember, never prune in the fall!

Calling a Professional

Pruning trees can be a scary thing, especially if you’re not sure what you’re doing. Making the wrong move can harm the plant, and nobody wants that. If you’re in Atlanta and would like help, guidance or respected and reliable tree maintenance services, call the pros at Yellow ribbon Tree Maintenance for help today!

A Guide to Pruning Trees and Shrubs

Why You Should Keep Your Trees PrunedWhen most people hear about pruning trees and shrubs, they think of it as a practice to keep them from growing wild and taking over the yard, or to keep them looking pretty. The truth is, pruning is far more than that, though it is designed to use aesthetics, and it is also an important practice in maintaining the health and beauty of your plants.

Knowing how and when to prune is essential to keeping your trees healthy and happy. Read a guide to pruning trees and shrubs, including why, when, how and what to avoid, as well as knowing when to call in a professional Atlanta tree pruning service to help.

Why Pruning Trees and Shrubs Matters

There are a number of important reasons for pruning trees and shrubs. The most well-known is to promote the appearance of the plant, to control its shape and size, to keep it in proportion, to remove unwanted branches and growth and to keep it aesthetically pleasing.

There are other important reasons to prune trees, however. Removing dead, dying and diseased branches can protect the tree from further infection. It can encourage growth of fruit and flowers, maintain the tree, and can protect your property and visitors from hazards like falling branches, overhangs or overgrowth that can damage your siding, roofing and even electrical wires or block street signs and lights.

Knowing When and How to Prune

It’s vital to prune at the right time, and to use the right methods. Over-pruning your trees or cutting them at the wrong place can actually do great harm to your plants. Done properly, however, it’s the same sort of preventative maintenance that an annual checkup is with your doctor for your own health.

It’s best to start early, pruning from the time the plant is young, and to keep up with it. Be careful not to cut too far back or to cut back the leader, or the stem that grows vertically at the top of the trunk, unless there are multiple leaders and you are trying to promote single growth.

When to Call a Professional

If your tree is already established and in need of pruning, you’ll need to contact a professional with the right tools, knowledge and equipment to handle the job without damaging your trees or property. If you cut a branch back too far, you could damage the tree, harming its shape, growth and even health.

The right tree maintenance professional knows that different kinds of trees need different approaches to pruning and maintenance. They know that the age of the tree, its size, its growth pattern and more all contribute to the proper methods to keeping it shaped properly and maintaining its overall health.

If you have an established tree that is in need of trimming, or even a younger tree that you’re not sure how to approach, Yellow Ribbon Tree Experts in Atlanta can help. Read about our company and get in touch with us for more information or to schedule an appointment today!

 

Spring Cleaning: Getting Your Trees Ready for Spring

spring tree maintenanceWhile trees are some of the most resilient forms of plant life you’ll find, they’re not invincible. After a dormant winter, your Atlanta trees may need a little help flourishing this spring. Fortunately, getting your trees ready for the spring growing season isn’t as hard as you might think, especially when you have the right tips at your disposal.

Here are a few tips for spring tree maintenance that will have your Atlanta trees looking their best throughout the spring season and beyond.

Clear the Area

One of the most important things you can do for your trees prior to spring is to make sure they have room to grow. After the winter is over, it’s likely that the area surrounding your trees is filled with debris, including fallen leaves and branches. Before the warmth of spring arrives, you need to make sure the area around your trees is clear so that it can accommodate new growth.

Rake up any fallen leaves, twigs, fruit and other debris from around the bases of your trees. By clearing this debris, you’ll be accomplishing two goals. First, you’ll be making room for new growth. Second, you’ll be preventing fungal infections that can grow on tree debris when the weather turns warm.

Fertilize

Even in mild climates like Atlanta, the winter months can still cause the trees in your yard to lose some nutrients. This can hinder their growth when spring rolls around and can sometimes lead to long-term tree damage. To make sure that your trees can thrive this spring, you need to make sure to add a little bit of fertilizer.

Before spring arrives in full, you should make sure to spread a layer of mulch around the base of your tree. This layer should be about three inches thick. Adding mulch will encourage your tree to retain moisture and vital nutrients, allowing it to fully bloom this spring.

Trim Your Trees

Although it may seem counterintuitive, one of the best ways to promote growth in the trees in your yard is to do a little bit of tree trimming. When the limbs on your Atlanta trees become overgrown, it can cause damage to your tree. As limbs become entwined, it can limit future growth and even lead to dead branches.

If you want to make sure that your trees look full this spring, you need to schedule a tree trimming. Tree trimming during your tree’s dormant months can make sure that it’s ready for the growth season. While you may be able to trim your trees yourself, it may be better to hire a professional tree trimming service. Professional tree trimmers will know how to maximize your trimming job so that your tree experiences the most benefits.

Schedule Spring Tree Maintenance

Before spring arrives, you want to make sure that your trees have been cared for properly so that they can bloom as fully as possible. Get the spring tree maintenance that your trees need by working with Yellow Ribbon Tree Experts.

Yellow Ribbon Tree Experts offers our customers in Atlanta a variety of tree services, including tree trimming. Ask for a free estimate today and find out how we can help you get your trees ready for spring.

7 Steps to Keeping Your Trees Healthy

Why You Should Keep Your Trees PrunedIf you’re looking to maximize the appearance of your Atlanta yard, one of the best things to do is plant trees. Trees can improve the appearance of any home, adding a natural touch that both you and your neighbors will be sure to love. However, once you’ve planted your trees, your work is not quite finished. Even the most resilient tree species needs care to stay healthy so that they can thrive well into the future.

Here are seven easy and effective steps for keeping your trees healthy so that you get the full benefit of planting trees in your Atlanta yard.

  1. Prune Dead or Broken Branches

It’s important to regularly check your trees for dead and broken branches. Dead or broken branches that can stay on your trees can pose serious threats to your trees’ long-term health, and must be pruned as soon as they are noticed.

Checking your trees for dead branches is mostly a simple a process. First, gently bend your branches. If your branch snaps back to position after letting it go, it is a healthy branch. On the other hand, if your branch breaks, it may already be dead and will need to be pruned. Another way to gauge the health of your branch is to scrape off a small piece of bark. A healthy branch will be green under the bark.

  1. Look at the Leaves

Another way to make sure your tree is healthy is to examine its leaves. For instance, if your tree’s leaves are normally green during the spring but are now yellow, it may be cause for concern. If you notice discolored leaves, there are a few possible causes, including nutrient deficiency, fungal infections, insect damage and lack of moisture.

A tree expert can examine your tree and identify the cause of your leaf discoloration.

  1. Pay Attention to Bare Patches

Except for evergreen trees, it’s normal for the trees in your yard to have bare patches during the winter season. When spring rolls around again, these patches should re-fill with gorgeous leaves. However, if your patches don’t fill in when the weather turns warm, it almost always means that your tree isn’t receiving enough nutrients. To correct this, you can lay day mulch or fertilizer around the base of your tree.

If that doesn’t fix the issue, it may be a problem with your root system that needs to be examined by a professional.

  1. Keep Away Insects and Disease

Generally, a bug or two crawling on your tree isn’t a big deal. However, if you notice a multitude of insects, you might be experiencing an infestation. There are many species of insect that can infect and kill a tree, and combatting these bugs is an important part of keeping your tree healthy.

Diseases can cause even more harm to your tree than bugs. A common sign of tree disease is missing flowers or fruit. If you suspect your tree is suffering from a disease, you need to contact an Atlanta tree expert.

  1. Watch for Wilting

If you have any experience with trees, then you know that wilting is a common occurrence. There are many causes for wilting, but it is usually a result of a lack of balance between water, sun and fertilizer. It’s very easy to give your tree too much of any of these items, possibly causing it extensive damage.

Make sure you’re not giving your plant too much water or fertilizer, and be certain that your tree is in a location with a balance of sun and shade.

  1. Measure Its Growth

An important part of owning trees is checking its bud growth from year to year. After you take an initial reading, you should compare your readings every spring to make sure your tree is budding the way that it should. While it’s normal for some variance in bud number, substantially fewer buds than the previous year can mean a big problem with your tree.

  1. Stick to the Center

Pruning is an important part of keeping your tree healthy, and one of the most important pruning tasks is ensuring that your tree has one central branch that it grows around. If you have more than one lead branch, it can cause your tree to split, which can result in your tree dying.

Keeping Your Trees Healthy is Easier with Help

If you need help keeping your trees healthy, you need to consult with Yellow Ribbon Tree Experts. Our team can examine the trees in your Atlanta yard and tell you about the best way to keep them thriving — spring after spring.

Get a quote from Yellow Ribbon Tree Experts today!