Guide to Expert Tree Care (Fall)
Fall is the time to prepare your trees for the cold months ahead and encourage growth in the spring.
1) Time to plant new trees:
Fall is the best time to plant new trees . Since temperatures are cooler and there is less chance of stress from the sun, drought or high temperatures, newly planted trees get the chance to get adjusted to their new home, with all the stresses of insects, heat, etc.
Fall is the time to plant new trees.
2) Fall fertilization:
To help your trees survive the harsh winter, they should be fertilized in the fall. This help them thrive come spring instead of stunned growth. In nature, all animals try to put on the pounds to make it through the winter, your trees are no different. The drop their leaves to conserve energy. Give them a good feeding before winter sets in.
3) Good watering:
Fall is the season to give your trees plenty of water before the winter months, quenching your trees’ roots.
Watering should be enough to penetrate the top 12 inches of soil. This is the area your trees need water the most.
If your trees are on higher ground or have no irrigation, a good subsurface water is need going in the winter months.
Well watered trees, have less decay and dead branches come spring.
As the leaves drop, you can see the summer growth of new branches. This is the time of year to trim those branches to make a fuller, healthier looking tree in the spring.
Another thing to consider in when pruning trees in the fall, is the coming snow and ice storms. Will some of those branches, limbs and split trunks survive?
You should call a New Jersey Certified Tree Expert to have your trees evaluated.
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