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Ten Ways To Keep Trees Healthy

Aug 22

Trees are one of the most important and productive elements in our environment. They shade our homes and neighborhoods, which helps to lower our energy bills.

Trees are a tranquil, peaceful element in the background and it is easy to forget they require our attention. For their health and long-term growth, tree care is essential. Here are some St Lucie tree care tips:

  • Select the right tree to plant. This is the most important step to ensure that your tree will give you years of enjoyment. You should choose a species that suits your environment, as well as the soil, light, and space conditions at the site. For more information about the best trees in your area, visit your local nursery or Cooperative Extension System.

  • As soon as possible, remove the stakes. The wind can cause a tree's trunk to shift in the wind. This makes it stronger. If a tree is unable to stand on its own, use a two-stake system. One stake should be placed on each side. The stakes should be removed as soon as the tree can stand on its own. This should usually take place within one year.

  • Keep grass away from the trunk. The tree's oxygen, water, and nutrients are at risk if the grass grows up against it. Grass growing up to young trees' trunks can cause them to not develop properly. For optimal results, maintain a grass-free and mulched area surrounding the trunk.

  • Make sure to water your trees in the right way. While young trees need to be watered frequently, established trees can still be watered during droughts. For mature trees, water the root zone to the depth of 3 to 4 feet. This imaginary line is drawn from the outside of the tree canopy to the soil. Let the soil dry slightly before you water it again. Lawn sprinklers can't do the job. They don't water enough to ensure trees have deep roots. Drip watering or soil basins are better options.

  • Only fertilize when absolutely necessary. You don't have to feed your trees every year. While young trees might need to be fertilized on a regular basis, older trees don't usually require it. If trees are yellowing or growing in poor condition, you should not feed them. You can test the soil to determine which fertilizers are needed.

  • Mulch. Mulch should be applied to the tree's canopy. Mulch helps to cool the soil, preserve moisture, improve the soil texture, and prevent weed growth. Mulch should be replaced on a regular basis. These are some mulching ideas.

  • Pruning should always be done properly. Thinning (removing complete branches at their source) is better than making heading cuts. This improves the strength and structure of your trees. For large trees, consult a certified arborist. Pruning at the right time and in the right way can have a huge impact on your tree's health.

  • Make sure the roots are safe. Tree roots should not be driven by vehicles or heavy equipment. They can reduce the oxygen level and possibly kill the roots by compressing the soil.


  • Pay attention to the trunk. Trees can be damaged by weed eaters or lawn mowers hitting trees. This will cause the bark and trunk to become weaker and encourage insects and disease. Plastic wraps can be purchased at garden centers and nurseries to protect young trees. If possible, create a mulched, grass-free, 2- to 3-foot ring around your tree.

  • Eliminate pests. The adult Japanese Beetles, Adelgids, and Caterpillars are all insect pests that can seriously harm or weaken trees.

Contact Tree Trimming Pros St Lucie for more details.



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