Prepare your trees for the months ahead and encourage healthy growth next spring. Before it gets chilly, take some time outside to help your trees stay healthy and happy by following these essential Fall tree care tips.

Clean Up
It’s important to remove at-risk trees heading into winter m months. Remove leaf piles and be sure to prune dead, diseased or unsafe branches. If you are unsure which trees or branches to remove, contact Sustainable Tree Care for a free consultation.

Prepare
Don’t forget to fertilize your trees and shrubs. Add mulch to trees and shrubs where needed. Be sure to cable or brace weak limbs to prepare for severe weather.

Plant & Water
Some trees shed their leaves in autumn and sprout new life in the spring, but fall is actually the best time to plant new trees. Since temperatures are much cooler and there is much less chance of stress from sun scorch, drought or extremely high temperatures, newly planted trees get the chance to build root mass and prepare for winter.

Inspect
Take some time to inspect your trees and shrubs for insects and signs of disease. It is important to treat any problems early. If you are unsure which trees or branches may need treatment, contact Sustainable Tree Care for a free consultation.