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Tree Care Tips

There are some very good things that you can do to promote healthy and long living trees. There are also some things that you want to avoid. Below you will find information to help you to understand trees and proper tree care.

Why Hire an Arborist:

Tree Care TipsAn Arborist is a specialist in the care of individual trees. Arborists are knowledgeable about the needs of trees and are trained and equipped to provide proper care. Hiring an arborist is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Well-cared-for trees are attractive and can add considerable value to your property. Poorly maintained trees can be a significant liability. Pruning or removing trees, especially large trees, can be dangerous work. Tree work should be done only by those trained and equipped to work safely in trees.

Benefits of Trees:

Most trees and shrubs are planted provide beauty or shade. These are two excellent reasons for their use. Woody plants  also serve many other purposes, and it often is helpful to consider these other functions when selecting a tree or shrub for the landscape. The benefits of trees can be grouped into social, communal, environmental, and economic categories.

Tree Selection:

Tree selection is one of the most important investment decisions a home owner makes when landscaping a new home or replacing a tree lost to damage or diseases. Considering that most trees have the potential to outlive the people who plant them, the impact of the decision is one that can influence a lifetime.

Pruning Young Trees:

Proper pruning is essential in developing a tree with a strong structure and desirable form. Trees that receive the appropriate pruning measures while they are young will require little corrective pruning when they mature.

Pruning Mature Trees:

Pruning is the most common tree maintenance procedure. Although forest trees grow quite well with only nature’s pruning, landscape trees require a higher level of care to maintain their safety and aesthetics. Pruning should be done with an understanding of how the tree responds to each cut. Improper pruning can cause damage that will last for the life of the tree or worse, shorten the trees life.

Insects & Disease Problems:

Insects and disease can threaten tree health. As soon as you notice any abnormality in your trees appearance, you should begin a careful examination of the problem. By identifying the specific symptoms of damage and understanding their causes, you may be able to diagnose the problem and select an appropriate treatment.

 

We hope you find these tree care tips to be helpful. If you should have any questions concerning your trees, please call Acadian Tree & Stump Service at 985-285-9827.

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