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How to Increase the Life of Trees

23 AUG 2022

How to Increase the Life of Trees

Well-maintained trees are a generational investment and vital to the ecosystem. Trees can live for decades, if not hundreds of years. However, failing to provide the needed care and maintenance affects the overall health, reducing the lifespan of your trees. Therefore, scheduling routine inspections with reputable tree service are vital to ensure your trees get the seasonal they need to thrive. Sesmas Tree Service has a team of certified arborists with extensive experience and expertise in tree care, helping you keep your trees healthy for many years. Here are some tips to increase the lifespan of your trees.

Tree Health Starts Before Planting

The first step to ensuring your trees grow healthy is to consider the environment you are thinking of cultivating. This includes assessing the climate, soil type, and room for growth which can be difficult for an untrained and inexperienced individual. If you are unsure where to start, it may be time you called a trusted tree care company. Different trees require different soil types, and an arborist can assess your soil and recommend the best type of trees to cultivate on your property. Failing to account for these vital factors can lead to planting trees that can’t survive on your property.

Caring for Saplings

Saplings require more care and maintenance than older ones. They need to be watered regularly and constant protection from the elements. If you live in an area with strong winds, you should consider installing a wind barrier until they are big and strong enough. Newly planted trees should not be staked unless your tree service provider recommends it since staked trees are weaker than those that aren’t staked.

Regular Pruning

Regular pruning is vital for healthy, lasting trees regardless of the type of trees you’ve planted or their unique needs. Trees are usually pruned in late winter when they are dormant to minimize injuries before new branches grow in early spring. Winter is also the ideal pruning time because disease-causing fungal spores and invasive insects are dormant, reducing the trees’ susceptibility to infestation and infection.

Removing Watersprouts and Suckers

Water sprouts and suckers are branches sprout on trees, drawing away nutrients and water needed to grow strong and healthy. Failing to remove them during the early stages weakens the tree and eventually overwhelms it. Tree suckers should not be allowed to take hold because they divert essential resources for growth and development. Instead, a tree care company can conduct periodic inspections, detecting unusual and cutting them off to relocate resources to healthy branches.

Protect Your Tree from Animals

Food scarcity in winter is usually the cause of animal-related damage, from squirrels, raccoons, deer, and other animals that leave distinctive marks as they chew and scratch the bark. There are many ways to protect your trees from animal damage, and a tree service provider can recommend the most suitable for your trees.

For more information on ways to increase the life of your trees, contact us at Sesmas Tree Service and schedule a consultation with our experts. Let us help you increase the lifespan of your trees through quality tree services at competitive rates.