Help The Trees on Your Property Thrive With These Tips

We are fortunate to live in Sonoma County, where we are surrounded by diverse and beautiful trees year-round. But it can be a costly situation if you do not properly plant or maintain the trees on your property. Improper care can lead to dangerous circumstances or the loss of a tree entirely. It is important to protect your investment and nurture the trees on your land to ensure they continue to grow and thrive for years.

Below are some essential care tips to ensure the trees on your property grow strong and remain healthy.

Plan Before You Plant a Tree

Consider the total area and space your tree with need when it reaches it maximum height and root depth. Avoid planting trees too close together or near a structure, so they will have plenty of room to grow. Remember a little planning today can save a lot of damage tomorrow.  

Additionally, certain areas of your land will not be suitable for a tree and it roots to grow due to gas, electric, water, and sewer lines running underground. Contact your local utility company to make sure you aren’t going to put your future tree at risk, or potentially damage an important part of your local infrastructure.

Regularly Prune Your Trees

Pruning is essential to ensuring the longevity of the health of your trees, as well as sustaining safe conditions around your property. Maintaining a regular pruning schedule enables the trees on your property to grow structurally stronger while simultaneously minimizing any risk of weak branches falling unexpectedly.

Excess leaves or other foliage can put too much weight on an otherwise healthy branch, causing it to droop dangerously or break off completely without warning. Routine visits from one of our tree care experts at Vintage Tree Care Inc, will ensure your trees are pruned to cater to their optimal health conditions, and your landscape is always aesthetically pleasing.

Learn the Warning Signs of Disease in Trees

If a tree becomes sick, or diseased it can create a hazardous situation very quickly. Luckily, there are a number of signs you can look out for to spot sickness in trees.

Pay attention to the growing and shedding of the tree’s leaves. If a tree begins to grow less leaves annually, or starts shedding its leaves sooner than others, it could be trying to send you a S.O.S. Similarly, unusual coloration, or spotting in leaves can indicate intervention is needed.  

A tree’s branches and trunk will tell you a lot about it’s health and can indicate how strong it is. If you notice sections of a tree has less branches, or the tree trunk has extensive cracking, these could be signs of possible disease or sickness.

Call Vintage Tree Care for a risk assessment, and determine if any of the trees on your property are showing warning signs of disease.

Choose a Professional Sonoma County Tree Care Company

Vintage Tree Care Inc is fully licensed and insured, meaning we know exactly how to get the job done right, while keeping you and your trees happy. An appointment with one of our certified arborists will help ensure your trees are on the right track to remain safe, healthy, and thriving for years to come.

Our knowledge and expertise is trusted by individuals and businesses all over Sonoma County. Contact us online today if you are in need of exceptional tree care or want to request your free quote!