Spring has arrived. As the temperatures begin to climb, homeowners can start simple tree maintenance that has a positive impact on their trees. Timber Tree Service, LLC is sharing tips to help property owners in Washington State know where to start with spring tree care.
Tip #1: Spruce up the yard
A quick cleanup improves the look of a yard and makes it safer for everyone. Remove tree wraps or other protective gear that may have been used during the winter. Raking and cleaning up the surrounding area prevents the emergence of tree diseases that might have survived in the leaves.
Tip #2: Prune safely
The final weeks of winter are an ideal time to prune deciduous plants. The harshest winter conditions have passed but spring buds have not bloomed, and pruning will foster growth in the months to come as well as effectively set the future growth trajectory of a tree. Removing any potentially dangerous branches is much easier if done before the foliage has fully emerged. While homeowners can undertake small, ground-level pruning, larger projects that require the use of a ladder should be left to licensed, bonded, and insured tree service contractors.
Tip #3: Mulch around trees
Mulching in the late winter and early spring helps trees thrive, enriching the soil, helping trees retain water, reducing weeds, and enhancing curb appeal. Spread the mulch about two to three inches deep, and do not let it touch the base of the tree.
Tip #4: Inspect trees when the weather warms up
Look for broken or hanging limbs and signs of a hollow tree. Changes in the degree of lean may indicate a serious problem with the tree or the ground under the tree. Contact a tree service in Bellingham, WA if these signs are present. The team at Timber Tree Service, LLC would be happy to schedule an appointment to evaluate the health and safety of the trees.
Tip #5: Enlarge the treescape
Spring is a great time to plant new trees because it enables the trees to have plenty of time to grow before they reach the hot summer months. Trees are a multi-generational investment and can add up to 20% to the value of a home.
These tips are just a few of the spring tree care tips that Bellingham residents can implement to help their trees flourish. Timber Tree Service, LLC hopes these tips will encourage homeowners as they care for their trees.
Family owned and operated for twelve years, Timber Tree Service, LLC provides professional tree removal, trimming, pruning, stump removal, emergency tree services, and lot and land clearing. The company’s service area includes the Bellingham area and all of Whatcom County. Friendly and courteous staff work with every customer to understand goals, create a custom plan, and provide exceptional service.