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Tree Care Tips From a Tree Service for Healthy Trees

Summer Tree Care Tips for Healthy, Vibrant Trees

Summer has arrived, and we all know what that means: suffocating heat for weeks. Not only do we feel the heat of the season, but trees can be stressed by a long, hot summer if they are not properly cared for. So, what are some of the best practices for keeping your trees happy and healthy? Here are your professional tree service provider’s top summer tree care tips.

Have An Arborist Do An Inspection Of Your Trees

Hiring a qualified Arborist to inspect your trees is akin to taking your trees to the doctor for a check-up. The Arborist will be able to quickly identify any issues, such as pest infestation and tell-tale signs of sickness and disease, and advise on the best course of action to take.

Removing Trees

If your tree has dead, dying, or diseased limbs, it’s always a good time to remove them, so they don’t fall during high winds or storms, especially now as we approach storm season. This also reduces the risk of pest infestation and promotes the tree’s health and longevity.

Pruning Trees

If you’re not highly experienced, don’t know much about the tree, and don’t have the necessary tools and equipment, it’s best not to try to prune it yourself. DIY pruning can be extremely hazardous to both you and your tree. Incorrect pruning techniques can adversely impact your tree and leave it at risk of sickness and disease, weaken its structural integrity, and affect its growth.


To put it mildly, mulch is fantastic! Mulching is like giving your trees a health tonic because it accomplishes many wonderful things. Mulch regulates soil temperature, retains moisture, reduces weeds, and looks and smells wonderful. It’s also inexpensive and simple to use. Form a donut shape around the base of the tree trunk, but don’t pile the mulch right next to it; leave about 10 – 15 centimeters around the trunk to avoid suffocating the tree.

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