Spring Tune-up for your Trees

Spring has officially been marked on the calendar. Yup, it’s here! I know that you can still see motley mounds of snow around London, Ontario, but it is fading fast. You know what that means, right? It’s almost time for spring cleaning!

groan…

I have an idea. Why not avoid the winter-streaked windows by heading out to do yard cleanup instead. Before you run out onto your spongy lawn though, why not take a minute to think about what you need to do. It’ll prevent you damaging your dormant grass and save you time and energy in the long run. With a few helpful tips from CLC Tree Services that is!

Maintenance for your Trees this Spring

  • First things first, if you wrapped any of your trees for winter, now is the time to take off any burlap coverings. While wrapping a tree (depending upon the species and its needs) will protect it from potential winter damage, once spring arrives for good, your tree will need to breathe once more. Your trees are begging for that spring sunshine too!
  • Dead limb

    This limb has been dead long enough to make for a tasty treat for area birds and insects

    Before the leaves on your trees begin to unfurl, take a look at your trees to see if they received any damage over the winter. Are there broken branches that need to be removed? Do you see limbs that are absent of buds (a sign of a dead limb)? Now is the time to get a good look at your trees and assess their health. Dead or damaged branches should be removed to deter insect infestation and disease. If you aren’t sure, contact a certified arborist to inspect your trees and advise you whether they would benefit from a pruning.

  • Fertilizing a tree helps to promote growth in young trees and healthier mature trees

    Fertilizing a tree helps to promote growth in young trees and healthier mature trees

    Spring is also a great time to fertilize your trees. Wait until they are active again—late spring or early summer—before applying fertilizer. At CLC Tree Services, we offer tree fertilization via injection just under the soil’s surface where the feeder roots lie. This is the best and fastest way for your tree to receive the nutrients they need to thrive.

  • Another service you might want to consider is aeration. Tree roots require oxygen. Soil compaction can prevent your tree’s roots from getting sufficient air to them though. By aerating the soil around your tree, you improve the tree’s ability to absorb oxygen through its roots. That makes for a healthier tree and a happier you!

The best part about trees in your landscape though is that they are relatively low-maintenance. Their buds will burst when they are good and ready, and all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the show.

Soon enough area trees will dazzle us with their spring colours

Soon enough area trees will dazzle us with their spring colours

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CLC Tree Services has been providing premiere tree services to London and the surrounding area since 1988. We focus on providing tree services to residential, commercial, property owners and property management agencies. We have the desire, knowledge and equipment to solve all difficult tree problems.
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6 Responses to Spring Tune-up for your Trees

  1. I am glad to read this blog. We have fruit trees in our yard, me and my mom are working hard in hand in taking care of the trees and garden as well to make sure they are healthy, by doing that the lifespan of the trees will lengthen.

  2. I have a few trees that I’ve had planted last year. Knowing how to properly maintain my trees this spring will help to make sure that they’ll continue to grow and remain healthy. The information about removing dead or damaged branches will be very helpful to make sure that my trees remain healthy. I didn’t realize that any dead or damaged branches have to be removed as a way to deter insects and disease. I’ll be sure to check for any limbs that lack any buds to see if it’s dead and promptly have it removed.

  3. Lauren says:

    Thanks for sharing some spring tune up tips for trees. Very helpful tips!

    • Thanks Lauren!

      We try to educate our clients to the best of our abilities and share a little bit about why people should love their trees. We hope you come back and visit our site again soon. Maybe you’ll inspire a post too.

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