14 Oct 2020

Why Tree Service Should Be Left to the Professionals

To many, hiring a professional Jacksonville, FL Tree Service company may not seem like an essential investment. However, the cost of your safety is never too high. Attempting an at-home tree job–one as small as a trimming, or as large as a tree removal– poses the same risk to your yard, house, and life. Tree work is not as simple as just taking a chainsaw to a tree. There are many other factors to take into consideration and one wrong move can cost you more in time, effort, and money.

At Bushor’s Tree Surgeons, we treat the yards of our Jacksonville neighbors as our own. We understand that your property is an investment, and should be treated with the utmost care and respect. This is why hiring a professional Jacksonville, FL tree service company is crucial to maintain such high levels of service. Attempting a tree job on your own may seem optimal, but we can guarantee you that the pros do not outweigh the cons.

Reasons why Professional is Best 

Safety Comes First

First and foremost, safety is the top priority for all tree services. We have spent years refining our knowledge and skills in this industry. We understand the safety requirements that come with this line of work, specifically in terms of proper gear, tree physics and biology, and the correct process of trimming or removing a tree. While these nitty-gritty details may sound unnecessary, we assure you that they are not. 

For example, to fell a tree simply cutting the base will not do. The diameter of the crown is much larger than the trunk, so one has to be aware of the drop zone, as well as when and what limbs need to be trimmed, and how to properly guide the limbs using ropes or cables. This information is important because making an incorrect cut can be detrimental to surrounding vegetation, structures, and your well-being. Too often have amateur tree jobs lead to severe injury or even death. It is our job as professionals to prevent such tragedies. 

Tree Service is a Team Effort

Attempting a tree job at home is already dangerous enough, but attempting it alone only increases the odds of disaster. You need the help of others to gauge situations such as limb guiding. One person cuts, while the other safely navigates the limb to the ground. Also, an extra pair of eyes may notice things one might have overlooked. Such as powerlines/electrical cables entangled with limbs and leaves. These are one of the most common hazards faced by tree workers, so just in case of emergency, always have others present to help. 

Proper Tool Etiquette 

Furthermore, merely owning a chainsaw does not mean you are ready to tackle a tree job. There is a plethora of other gear needed that homeowners do not usually own. Such as harnesses, climbing rope, fasteners, helmets, and ladders. Yes, having the proper tools and gear ensures a safe job, but one must also take into consideration the correct use of this equipment. For example, you do not want to use a dull chainsaw to cut a tree. This is a sure way of losing control of the powerful tool because the user is forced to exert more pressure to saw through the wood. In addition, there are many industrial-grade apparatuses that are not found in the everyday individual’s garage.  These include wood chippers, aerial lifts, and cranes. 

Looking for Tree Care Services in Jacksonville, Fl?

Bushor’s Tree Surgeons is a team of certified arborists. We produce the highest quality of professional tree services in Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach, and St. Augustine, Florida. For every job, we come prepared with the necessary knowledge and quality equipment to produce the safest and cleanest results. 

Call us at 904-731-9100 or click our Tree  Care Specialist in Jacksonville Fl contact page to learn more and to set up an appointment with one of our certified arborists.

 

11 Sep 2020
The Risks of Hiring an Uninsured or Unlicensed Arborist

The Risks of Hiring an Uninsured or Unlicensed Arborist

Whether you need some simple plumbing work or need your roof fixed, you tend to look for a licensed professional to ensure that the job is done correctly and safely. The same goes for tree care. You want to hire an insured and licensed arborist for tree care. Hiring an uninsured or unlicensed arborist comes with risks. You want to hire a person and/or company with credentials. Our team at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons is experienced, licensed, and skilled individuals that are legally approved and recognized to work by the state. 

Tree work is dangerous. Tree pruning and removal requires skills and expertise, especially when dealing with trees around power lines, underground utilities and buildings. Not to mention, tree equipment is also dangerous as well. Working with trees is a risky job. You want someone certified and qualified!

It should not automatically be assumed that a tree service is licensed, so don’t be afraid to ask! If you hire a tree service company or individual without the proper licensure or insurance, you could be held liable for any damages to your trees, property, home, or for anyone-the-job injuries. You don’t want to deal with lawsuits and big bills.

If a tree service company is properly insured and licensed, they will easily be able to provide you with their credentials before taking on a job. 

Some good ways to tell if an arborist isn’t properly insured or licensed is if they don’t give a detailed description of their services, plan to use spikes to climb trees, or recommend topping your tree. If a tree service cannot explain their services or why they recommend it, this is a red flag. It’s also a red flag if the tree service wants to use spikes as it can cause damaging wounds to the tree or they want to top the tree because it leaves the tree weak and unstable.

Licensed and insured arborists have put in the time and effort to provide quality service to you. Their licenses show they know how to use professional and safe standards. 

Also, don’t be afraid to ask for customer referrals and reviews. If they are unable to give you any, they are likely not a reputable company. 

When you hire a licensed arborist, you are working with someone who knows how to work with trees, how to care for trees, and is fully versed in safety protocols. They are equipped to handle difficult situations, and can answer all your questions. 

Looking for Tree Care Services in Jacksonville, Fl?

At Bushor’s Tree Surgeons, we are ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) Certified Arborists, which means we have extensive knowledge and experience caring for trees. It takes a minimum of three years of full-time experience in arboriculture to become a certified arborist. A degree in arboriculture, horticulture, landscape architecture, or forestry from a regionally accredited educational institute is also required.

Our certified arborists at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons will arrive with the proper tools, equipment, and experience to evaluate your tree(s). Our arborists will inform you of what our evaluation revealed. 

Our team can safely trim, remove, and care for trees on your property. We know how to trim, relocate, and care for trees so that they will be healthy year-long. 

Bushor’s Tree Surgeons is a tree service company based in Jacksonville, Florida, and services customers in Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Augustine, Florida. Call us at 904-731-9100 or click our Tree  Care Specialist in Jacksonville Fl contact page to learn more and to set up an appointment with one of our certified arborists.

03 Aug 2020

Clean Up Your Yard This Summer

Summer is a time for cleaning. One thing that can make a huge difference in making your house look cleaner is your yard. Sometimes overgrown or even large trees can make your yard seem cluttered. While you can do minor cleaning around the yard, tree removal can make your yard look brand new. This can, in turn, make your entire home look brand new as well. You may even find yourself spending more time outside!

Tree removal is not a DIY project that you can complete yourself. You should consider looking to the expert tree removal service in Jacksonville, FL. Bushor’s Tree Surgeons can come out and provide tree removal service so you don’t have to worry. Here are some reasons why you should hire professionals for tree removal service:

  • Tree removal can be a dangerous undertaking. It can be extremely tough to remove trees, and this can ultimately cause severe injuries, especially if you are not experienced.
  • Prevent damage to your yard, and even your property. If not done correctly, tree removal can damage your yard, even permanently. And if you are not careful, you may even end up causing harm to your own property. 
  • You don’t have to invest in proper equipment — save energy, and money. When you hire a tree removal service, they come with their own equipment that is specially designed to do the job. This means you don’t have to invest in your own equipment. This also means that the equipment is using up less of your energy. Thus, in the end, you are saving money, so this is a very economical option.
  • One less thing on your summer to-do list. Cross off this huge item on your list, without lifting a finger! Let someone else do the heavy lifting.
  • Spend more time and resources on focusing on a new yard. Out with the old, in with the new. If you let the professionals handle the tree removal service, you can focus on envisioning what you want your yard to look like, after the cutter has been cleared. This gives you more time to start planning and even building your dream yard.

By hiring a professional tree service in Jacksonville, FL, you can ensure the safety of yourself, your yard, and your property.

 

Looking for Tree Removal Service in Jacksonville, FL?

If you are seriously considering tree removal, it may be time to contact professionals. At Bushor’s Tree Surgeons, our staff of Certified Arborists and Professional Tree Removal Experts in Jacksonville, FL have decades of combined experience in tree removal. Our team will arrive with the proper tools, equipment, and knowledge needed to safely remove your tree.

Bushor’s Tree Surgeons’ staff of Professional Tree Surgeons in Jacksonville, FL has been providing exceptional tree removal service in Jacksonville, Florida and St. Augustine, Florida for over fifty years. You can learn more about our full-service tree care company by visiting our ‘About Us’ page. Call us at 904-731-9100 or click our Tree Trimming Services in Jacksonville, Florida CONTACT PAGE to set up your consultation with our team of professionals. Our tree care services include, but are not limited to Tree Removal, Tree Trimming/Pruning, Custom Blended Fertilizers, Tree Disease Diagnosis/Treatment, Cabling & Bracing, and Stump Removal.

22 Jun 2020

Things to Keep in Mind For Your Trees This Summer

Summer is here! As temperatures rise and people make use of their yards, trees are often a place where memories are made. Here are a few things to keep in mind to make sure your yard stays beautiful and healthy through the summer months:

  • This is not the best time to plant new trees: While the best time to plant new trees really depends on the type of tree, for most types of trees, summer is not the best time. Due to the high temperatures, new trees have a slimmer chance of survival.
  • Be sure not to over-water: One may be prone to watering your tree more often than usual in the summer months due to the hot weather, but it is also possible to over-water your trees. Keep in mind that the best way to know when you should water your tree is to look at the soil condition. It can also be helpful to use mulch, as it helps to hold in moisture in the roots and it also helps to regulate the temperature.
  • Call in professional tree surgeons when pruning and trimming your trees: While one may consider pruning to be a safe and easy process, it is in your tree’s best interest to hire professional tree surgeons. When trimming during times of growth, one must be cognisant not to remove more than 10% of the tree branches, as this can put your tree at risk for disease or even pests.
  • Get your trees inspected: Notice your tree having an irregular growth pattern? Caused by poor pruning, severe weather, or abnormal growing conditions, poor tree architecture can indicate a weakness or a structural imbalance. While there are many indicators to determine an unhealthy tree, it is in your tree’s best interest to consult with professional tree surgeons. Professional tree surgeons have the experience and technology needed to provide you with a true diagnosis, as well as the next best steps you should take.

Looking for Professional Tree Surgeons in Jacksonville, FL?

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your tree’s health, it may be time to contact professional tree surgeons. At Bushor’s Tree Surgeons, our staff of Certified Arborists and Professional Tree Surgeons in Jacksonville, FL have decades of combined experience. Our team will arrive with the proper tools, equipment, and knowledge needed to evaluate your tree(s) health and determine if your tree can be treated or requires removal.

Bushor’s Tree Surgeons’ staff of Professional Tree Surgeons in Jacksonville, FL has been providing exceptional tree services in Jacksonville, Florida and St. Augustine, Florida for over fifty years. You can learn more about our full-service tree care company by visiting our ‘About Us’ page. Call us at 904-731-9100 or click our Professional Tree Surgeons in Jacksonville, Florida CONTACT PAGE to set up your consultation with our team of professionals. Our tree care services include, but are not limited to Tree Removal, Tree Trimming/Pruning, Custom Blended Fertilizers, Tree Disease Diagnosis/Treatment, Cabling & Bracing, and Stump Removal.

18 May 2020
Safely trim your trees in the spring

Safely trim your trees in the spring

Spring is a time of growth, especially in your yard. While trees bloom in the spring, there are many times you will see excess growth that you want to prune, but this might be harmful if one is not careful. Trimming in the fall/winter (when trees are dormant) can help prevent the spread of tree diseases. Although most people generally look to consider tree trimming services in the winter, when there are no leaves, there are still a number of reasons you should (safely) trim in the spring:

  • Safety: Even in the spring, your tree may have dead, dying or decaying branches. These must be trimmed in order to keep your tree, as well as your yard and home, safe. Branches and limbs that are not maintained can potentially become a safety hazard.
  • Aesthetics: Sometimes branches need to be cut in order to shape your tree, especially when there is extra growth in the spring. Also, you may have just planted a tree recently, and it is important to trim some young trees in order to refine their structure. 
  • Pollen: Pollen production can be reduced by trimming new growth on your trees. This can help to reduce the allergy effects of tree pollen, which can typically be felt in the spring season.

While one may consider pruning to be a safe and easy process, it is in your tree’s best interest to hire a tree trimming service company; especially in the springtime, when it is easy to harm your blooming tree. When trimming in the spring, one must be cognisant not to remove more than 10% of the tree branches, as this can put your tree at risk for disease or even pests. Additionally, there are certain trees that absolutely should not be touched during the spring season, as they are at an increased risk for disease and pest infestation. A tree trimming service company has the knowledge, experience and technology needed to ensure the safety of your tree throughout the trimming process.

 

Looking for a Tree Trimming Service in Jacksonville, FL?

If you need to get your trees trimmed, and are looking for a tree trimming service company that can safely trim your trees in the spring, give Bushor’s Tree Surgeons a call. At Bushor’s Tree Surgeons, our staff of Certified Arborists and Tree Care Specialists in Jacksonville, FL have decades of combined experience. Our team will arrive with the proper tools, equipment, and knowledge needed to make sure your trees are trimmed safely.

Bushor’s Tree Surgeons’ staff of Tree Care Specialists in Jacksonville, FL has been providing exceptional tree services in Jacksonville, Florida and St. Augustine, Florida for over fifty years. You can learn more about our full-service tree trimming service company by visiting our ‘About Us’ page. Call us at 904-731-9100 or click our Tree Trimming Services in Jacksonville, Florida CONTACT PAGE to set up your consultation with our team of professionals. Our tree care services include, but are not limited to Tree Removal, Custom Blended Fertilizers, Tree Disease Diagnosis/Treatment, Cabling & Bracing, and Stump Removal.

 

09 Apr 2020

4 Signs of an Unhealthy Tree

Healthy trees are a vital part of any landscape. They add beauty, shade, and can even increase your property’s value. Unhealthy trees, on the other hand, do quite the opposite. Their damaged limbs and decaying trunks can pose as a threat to your home, loved ones, and assets. With this knowledge, you may be wondering — “How can I determine if my tree is unhealthy?”

Below, our staff at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons has provided a list of things you should look for to spot an unhealthy or damaged tree:

Splits or Cracks in Branches: Although most trees have slight cracks along their trunks and branches, deep splits can be a sign of something menacing. Throughout the year, inspect your tree’s trunk and larger branches for deep cracks. These splits can be a sign of structural weakness. During your inspection, also look for holes where the tree’s bark has broken off. This can also be a sign of structural weakness and can also act as entry points for harmful disease and fungi.

Decay: While it can be difficult to identify true tree decay, as it happens from the inside out, there are several outer signs to indicate possible decay. Peeling bark, a sudden appearance of carpenter ants, mushrooms around the base of the tree, as well as bracket fungi growing on the tree are a few of the most common signs of hidden decay. Unfortunately, tree decay cannot be cured and tree removal may be your best option.

Dead/Dying Limbs: Dead or dying limbs tend to stand out. Look for leafless branches during the spring or summer seasons, clinging dead leaves on a branch while others are bare, as well as a branch with an absence of bark. Dying/dead limbs are extremely brittle and can break very easily, which causes them to be extremely dangerous. Dying and dead branches should be removed immediately to prevent damage to your property, as well as the potential spread of disease. When these limbs are higher up in a tree, heavy, or out of reach, a Tree Care Specialist should be consulted.

Poor Tree Architecture: Notice your tree having an irregular growth pattern? Caused by poor pruning, severe weather, or abnormal growing conditions, poor tree architecture can indicate a weakness or a structural imbalance.

While there are many indicators to determine an unhealthy tree, it is in your tree’s best interest to consult with a Tree Care Specialist. A Tree Care Specialist has the experience and technology needed to provide you with a true diagnosis, as well as the next best steps you should take.

Looking for a Tree Care Specialist in Jacksonville, FL?

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your tree’s health, it may be time to contact a tree care specialist. At Bushor’s Tree Surgeons, our staff of Certified Arborists and Tree Care Specialists in Jacksonville, FL have decades of combined experience. Our team will arrive with the proper tools, equipment, and knowledge needed to evaluate your tree(s) health and determine if your tree can be treated or requires removal.

Bushor’s Tree Surgeons’ staff of Tree Care Specialists in Jacksonville, FL has been providing exceptional tree services in Jacksonville, Florida and St. Augustine, Florida for over fifty years. You can learn more about our full-service tree care company by visiting our ‘About Us’ page. Call us at 904-731-9100 or click our Tree Trimming Services in Jacksonville, Florida CONTACT PAGE to set up your consultation with our team of professionals. Our tree care services include, but are not limited to Tree Removal, Custom Blended Fertilizers, Tree Disease Diagnosis/Treatment, Cabling & Bracing, and Stump Removal.

09 Mar 2020
How often should you trim your tree?

How often should you trim your tree?

There’s no denying that trees on your property come with immense benefits. Healthy trees provide privacy, add great beauty to your landscape, and can even reduce noise in an urban environment. Due to these great benefits, it is essential you properly care for your trees to ensure they last for years to come. One of the most crucial steps in proper tree maintenance is tree trimming/pruning. 

From improving a tree’s beauty to increasing their sun exposure and air circulation, there are many reasons as to why tree trimming/pruning is so important. You can read more about the importance of tree trimming in our recent blog post, “Reasons to Trim your Trees.” Without routing tree trimming, you may notice your trees do not grow properly, begin to look unhealthy or that their branches begin to pose as a threat to you, your family, and property. 

Now that you understand that tree trimming/pruning is vital, you may be wondering how often you should have your trees trimmed. Although every tree is different in size, age, and characteristics, the general rule-of-thumb is to prune your mature trees every three to five years and youthful trees every two to three years. If you are unsure of the last time your tree was pruned/trimmed, you can contact a tree expert to see when your routine tree trimming appointment should be scheduled. 

Outside of your routine tree trimming/pruning appointment, below are a few additional situations where you should have your tree professionally trimmed:

  • You notice your tree’s branches are growing too close to your home.
  • You notice your tree’s branches are too close to power lines or other significant structures. 
  • You see a suspicious, ill, or dead branch posing as a threat to your property. 
  • You discover a broken branch following a storm or hurricane. 
  • Your tree’s branches are blocking a walkway.

Looking for Tree Trimming in Jacksonville, FL?

If you’re looking to schedule your routine tree trimming/pruning appointment or believe your trees could use a preventative trim, it’s time to call a professional tree company! At Bushor’s Tree Surgeons in Jacksonville, FL, our staff of Tree Specialists and Certified Arborists have decades of combined experience. Our team will arrive with the proper tools, equipment, and knowledge needed to evaluate your tree(s) and see if/when a tree trimming/pruning is needed.

 

In addition, our certified arborists know how to trim the trees without damaging the tree; we work to ensure the highest quality of tree care in the city of Jacksonville. You don’t want to accidentally harm or kill your tree due to over-trimming or trimming at an improper time, which is why you should rely on a tree specialist.

Bushor’s Tree Surgeons has been providing exceptional tree services in Jacksonville, Florida and St. Augustine, Florida for over fifty years. You can learn more about our full-service tree care company by visiting our ‘About Us’ page. Call us at 904-731-9100 or click our Tree Trimming Services in Jacksonville, Florida CONTACT PAGE to set up your consultation with our team of professionals. In addition to tree trimming and pruning, we also specialize in Tree Removal, Custom Blended Fertilizers, Tree Disease Diagnosis/Treatment, Cabling & Bracing, and Stump Removal.

31 Jan 2020
Reasons to Consider Tree Removal

Reasons to Consider Tree Removal

It can be difficult to say goodbye to your beloved tree or to imagine what your property will look like without it. Unfortunately, sometimes trees can develop issues or pose a threat to your home, property, children, or pets. Considering trees have so much to offer and add significant value to your property, tree removal is often a difficult decision to make. 

Before deciding on tree removal, you should always consult with a tree specialist to see if there is a solution for your tree’s issues or if removal is the best option. While you should never make quick judgments about tree removal, you should act quickly before the problem gets out of hand and becomes a dangerous situation. The longer a dead or diseased tree is left unattended, the more dangerous it becomes to live with and to remove.

8 Reasons to Consider Tree Removal

  1. The tree is diseased or unhealthy. Take a look at the crown of the tree and the branches. Are they dying or showing other signs of tree decay? You may need to consult a professional to determine the cause and if the diseased tree can be nurtured back to health. Schedule a tree removal consultation with our team of ISA certified arborists to diagnose your tree’s condition.
  2. The tree is overgrown and dangerously close to your home. Trees grow larger over time, which is why it is vital to plant trees a safe distance from your home or valued property. If this step was never taken when planting the tree, there may be no way to keep the tree’s excessive growth at bay.
  3. The tree is damaged, split, or severely broken. Hurricanes and intense storms often cause severe damage to trees, which is often irreversible. If a large portion of the tree is damaged, it may be time to consider tree removal. 
  4. The tree is excessively dropping branches. If your tree is losing limbs frequently, you should have it inspected for disease or other structural issues. Sudden branch failure may be perfectly normal for your tree, so be sure to consult a tree specialist before taking further action.
  5. The tree is leaning toward your home, yard, or high traffic area. A leaning tree is a dangerous situation that should always be taken care of immediately. Only a tree specialist should be trusted to make a decision about removing a leaning tree. 
  6. The tree is obstructing your view of traffic. If your tree is endangering you or your neighbors’ view of a busy road, have this tree trimmed or completely removed to prevent dangerous driving conditions.
  7. The tree has lost its structural integrity. This may not be obvious to the average tree owner, so it is important to have a professional inspect your tree if you have any concerns.
  8. The tree is dead. If your tree has died, this should be an obvious reason to have the tree removed immediately.

Never attempt to remove a tree on your own. Trees are massive and require the care of a team of tree experts to handle the removal process. Our team of tree specialists and certified arborists at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons specialize in difficult-to-remove trees.

Looking for Tree Removal Services in Jacksonville, Fl?

If you want to learn more about whether or not you should have a tree removed, contact our certified team at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons to schedule a consultation. 

Bushor’s Tree Surgeons is a tree service company in Jacksonville, Florida, and services customers in Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Augustine, Florida. Our team offers five-star tree removal services in Jacksonville, Florida. Call us at 904-731-9100 or click our  Tree Service Jacksonville Fl contact page to learn more and to set up an appointment with one of our certified arborists. 

 

08 Jan 2020
5 Reasons to Hire a Certified Arborist

5 Reasons to Hire a Certified Arborist

There are many reasons why you should consider hiring a certified arborist to care for your trees. Not only does an accredited arborist have years of training and experience working with trees, but he/she is knowledgeable about the science behind tree care, planting, and maintenance.

What is an Arborist?
A certified arborist must go through training, education, and accreditation by the International Society of Arboriculture. Being an ISA Credential Holder means that you are dedicated to your profession and community.

  • Services Arborists Provide
    Arborists provide many useful services and have the knowledge and experience to get the job done right. Some services an arborist can provide are:
    Tree Trimming and Pruning to improve health, aesthetic, or safety
    Tree Cabling and Bracing to increase stability and avoid tree removal
    Tree Diagnosis to identify diseases and tend to health issues
    Tree Stump Removal to restore your property to its former glory
    Tree Removal when necessary for safety reasons

Five Reasons to Hire a Certified Arborist

  1. No tree specialist is more dedicated to their work, trees, and community than an ISA certified arborist. Going through the process of becoming a certified arborist is not required to be considered a tree specialist. However, getting certifications shows that a tree specialist is fully committed to the health and care of the trees they work with.
  2. ISA Certified Arborists have extensive knowledge and experience caring for trees. A minimum of three years of full-time experience in arboriculture is required to become a certified arborist. They must also acquire a degree in arboriculture, horticulture, landscape architecture, or forestry from a regionally accredited educational institute.
  3. Properly cared-for trees will increase the value of your home and property. Mature trees and attractive landscaping will make your property more appealing to buyers or tenants. Great landscaping will often increase the value of your home more than a kitchen or bathroom remodel.
  4. They are adequately trained in how to safely remove trees while using the right equipment and avoiding any damage to your home or property. Certified arborists are equipped to handle difficult jobs due to storm damage and storm clean-up. You can see how our team at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons was able to help with clean-up efforts after Hurricane Irma.
  5. They are trained in how to diagnose tree diseases and problems. Just like people, trees can contract infections and diseases. A certified arborist has the knowledge and ability to diagnose your tree’s illness and suggest the best economical solution to ensure the health and survival of your tree.

Looking for a Certified Arborist in Jacksonville, Fl?

If you want to learn more about how a certified arborist can help you care for and service your trees, contact our team at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons to schedule a consultation and find out how we can help.

Bushor’s Tree Surgeons is a tree service company based in Jacksonville, Florida, and services customers in Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Augustine, Florida. Call us at 904-731-9100 or click our  Tree Service Jacksonville Fl contact  page to learn more and to set up an appointment with one of our certified arborists.

03 Dec 2019
Winter Tree Maintenance Tips from a Jacksonville Tree Care Specialist

Winter Tree Maintenance Tips from a Jacksonville Tree Care Specialist

Although winters are less severe here in Jacksonville, Florida compared to other areas of the country, tree care during winter should never be neglected. Many plants and trees can survive in frigid conditions, but taking a few extra steps to protect your trees will ensure their survival and health this winter season. Follow these helpful tips on pruning, watering, and wrapping to keep your trees happy, safe, and warm.

Tree Trimming and Pruning

The dormant season is a great time to schedule tree trimming and pruning for a few reasons. As your trees lose their foliage, it becomes easier to identify sections of the tree that need to be trimmed. Your arborist will have a better understanding of what needs to be pruned. Some trees can’t even be pruned unless they are dormant because of the risk of spreading disease. Just like your trees, many diseases that harm trees are inactive in the wintertime. This means pruning when it is cold out, decreases the risk of spreading disease to other parts of your tree. Contact our team of certified arborists to handle any and all pruning and tree trimming needs.

 

Hydration and Mulching

Trees need plenty of water even in the colder months, so be sure to provide your trees with proper hydration. Water trees thoroughly throughout the fall season to make sure they are ready for the cold months. One way to keep your trees hydrated throughout the winter season (and all year long) is to cover your trees’ roots with mulch. Mulching helps your tree conserve water for more extended periods of time. Make sure you water your trees before the temperature drops into freezing. Watering your trees in freezing conditions causes frost and ice and could do more harm than good.

 

Wrapping Trees

Most trees can survive the colder temperatures in Florida pretty well, but there are some that might need a little extra protection. Younger trees and trees with thin bark should be treated with extra care through the winter months. You may want to consider wrapping your trees to prevent damage from frost and ice. If you are going to take the time to wrap your younger trees, be sure to use frost cloth from your local gardening store. You will want to contact a tree care specialist to ensure the safety of your more vulnerable trees.

 

Winter can be tough on our trees and plants, but taking a few extra steps to ensure their safety can make a huge impact on the health and longevity of them. Follow these tips and watch your trees grow and blossom when spring comes around.

 

Looking for a Tree Care Specialist in Jacksonville, Fl?

If you have any questions or concerns regarding keeping your trees healthy this winter season, don’t hesitate to contact our team at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons to schedule a consultation and find out what the best next steps for your trees would be. 

Bushor’s Tree Surgeons is a tree service company based in Jacksonville, Florida, and services customers in Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Augustine, Florida. Call us at 904-731-9100 or click our Tree Service Jacksonville Fl contact page to learn more and to set up an appointment with one of our certified arborists.