Trees are a brilliant inclusion in any backyard and they are a paramount part of any landscape. They not only refine the air quality, also beautifies the property. Trees give us oxygen, provide shade, stabilize the soil, provide a pleasant environment by cooling your yard and home, and elevate the value of your property. The top way to maintain your tree’s health is by regularly monitoring and treating them. To differentiate between a healthy and an unhealthy tree, look for the following signs.
Healthy trees have a single trunk which maintains their form and gives them strength. Trees most commonly used for landscaping should be pruned every other year to have only one central leading trunk. Pruning biannually will add much needed strength stability to the tree structure, as well as create a straight appearance. If there is more than one leading trunk, it may eventually cause the tree to split.
Trees generate new growth yearly. You should take into consideration that different species of trees grow at a disparate rate. Check the growth of your tree by measuring the distance between this year’s bud and previous year’s (noticeable by the growth scars on the branch) Every species has its’ ‘tell’ when it comes to growth indication, but a good rule of green thumb is to keep an eye on the stature of each tree from season to season and do a little research to know more about what to expect.
You can do this by mildly bending the branches. The dead branches break and the living ones bend. Pruning away dead branches is essential for healthy trees as the damaged parts of the tree, although not attractive to you, can look like an invitation for habitation from unwanted pests, and common diseases.
Leaves are very important for any tree. The leaves should be profuse, of proper size, shape, and color according to the season.
On the tree’s trunk and branches, there should not be loose or peeling bark. With the exception of a few tree species, the bark should not peel away easily from the trunk and if your trees become damaged this can be one of the first places that disease or pests can strike.
Trees need protection and care just like other living beings. Trees play a vital role in the well-being of the planet. It is extremely essential to take good care of your tree’s health. You can achieve this by doing a suitable tree treatment.
Constantly monitor and treat your trees for it to be healthy. The sooner you spot the issues, the faster you can take action or you can simply give the experts at Texas Trees, Keane Landscaping’s arborilogical division, a call today for a free consultation to assess the health of your trees.
Texas Trees strives to give you the highest level of customer care and treatment, no matter what kind of tree services you need — from the best tree removal Dallas has to offer, tree trimming to fertilization, disease control and stump grinding. Our goal is to create a unique environment that enhances your outdoor property.