How To Prepare Trees For Colder Weather
As the Northern Hemisphere advances further into the autumn season, the homeowners living in USA need to prepare their trees for the coming months. Those are the months of colder temperatures.
One assessment is essential.
The tree-owning homeowner should check for the presence of pests in any of the trees.
—Are there any signs of discolored leaves?
—Has an inspection uncovered the existence of some cracks in a tree’s trunk?
—What is the condition of the trees’ branches? Do any of them appear especially thin or brittle?
This assessment should be carried out by an experienced Tree Service in San Jose before commencement of the dormant season. Any pests would have retreated to the safety of their hidden, winter quarters by the time that the dormant season had arrived.
Prune the trees’ branches
That eliminates some of the growth that could be demanding nourishment and water. Those demands add to the amount of stress on a dormant tree.
Pruning reduces the degree and level of each tree’s stress.
Put mulch around the base of each tree
That mulch has the ability to absorb any excess water. Its presence at a tree’s base helps to reduce the chances for a flooding of that same area. While trees need water, none of them survives long in a flooded location.
Remove any dead or dangerous trees?
Did lightning strike any branches during a recent storm? If so, it might have created a natural threat. A smart homeowner would address that threat before arrival of colder temperatures.
Colder temps could mean the coming of snow. Snow is heavy. Once it has fallen on a natural threat, it could cause a branch to break.
—That branch might land on the roof of an attached garage, or on the roof of a vehicle in the driveway.
—That branch might land on a utility line.
It is best to limit the chances that either of the above possibilities could morph into a part of the homeowner’s reality.
Indeed, those 2 possibilities do not touch on all of the ways that a homeowner’s peaceful existence could be disrupted, following failure to remove a dead or dangerous tree.
—-That natural danger could topple over and fall onto a part of a neighbor’s property.
—That natural danger could help to fuel a fire, if one were to start in the area around the affected home.
—That natural threat could topple over and fall onto a person that is pursuing some gardening activity, or on someone that has been asked to tackle a project in the home’s yard.
Any sensible homeowner would want to avoid the nightmare associated with the realization of any such possibility.