Having trees on your property means richness but also effort. Depending on their species, these may call for more or less maintenance work. In fact, this aspect is essential whether you are keeping the trees for their fruit or simply for shade or decorative purposes. When are the specialists needed, though?
In the event of very bad weather
When the place is hit by a storm, hailstorm, tornado or hurricane, it’s vital to schedule a tree inspection as quickly as possible. Tree inspections can reveal any damage that may otherwise be hard to detect – usually structural damage. Specialists are aware of how strong or weak each tree species is, therefore, they will understand the future risks.
When pruning is needed
Pruning is an important practice – it helps the tree refresh itself and keeps the size of its total foliage in control. Also, it gets rid of any dry parts. The weak or diseased parts are removed. Inspections and pruning by a tree specialist are usually scheduled in spring and summer, when trees are at their full leaf stage. Any such procedure taking place in the cold season is called a dormant inspection.
When the tree has a conservation value
Very old trees (some of these actually being historical landmarks) or rare, unusual species call for conservation efforts. When you have such a specimen on your property, you need to know exactly what it requires in terms of humidity, soil, maintenance etc. Collaborating with arboriculture specialists is a must. This will also reveal any conflicting interests there may be between a valuable tree and other trees on the same property.
In certain conditions of traffic
We are talking here about yard or garden traffic, of course. If your tree(s) is/are next to a path or a pool, if people will stand in their shade, then you must be cautious. Take all the needed measures to ensure it’s a safe shady space.
When you’re about to create a maintenance plan
Maintenance becomes necessary when you realize you can’t take care of your trees or that their requirements are rather special (due to age or species). Sometimes, the soil may be unusual for the species and it needs to adapt. To create a maintenance plan for your trees, you will have to contact local arborists. There will be an initial inspection. A maintenance plan will also help you deal with any existent or future pests, as well as with risks connected to the soil or weather conditions.
Remember that The Green Connection specialists are here for your garden’s well being, but also for everyone’s safety. They may also be able to help you with horticultural/landscaping advice if needed.