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. 

16 Jul 2019
What Can You Do If Tree Branches Are Hanging Over Your Home?

What Can You Do If Tree Branches Are Hanging Over Your Home?

Trees are beautiful and they can add a lot of value to your property; however, trees can also grow very large and stand tall over your home and pose a risk to you and your home. In general, trees are an asset for your property. Besides adding value, trees provide shade, beauty, and a cool breeze on hot days. If you live in an older home, you likely have older, taller trees that have branches, which are hanging over your home. Hanging branches can be dangerous when they hang over your roof, garage, and cars.

Overhanging branches are always a risk when over your home or part of your property. Why are these branches such a problem? Overhanging branches can scrape your roof shingles and strip layers of asphalt off. These branches can drop a lot of leaves into the gutter, which can lead to leaks, deterioration, and mold. These branches can also break and fall onto your roof, windows, garage, cars, your neighbor’s property, or even hit a person.

How can you avoid these overhanging branches? First, try to never plant a tree too close to your home. Now, if you already have a large tree with overhanging branches, you need to maintain the tree by consistently trimming the branches. Trimming branches close to your home can be a hard task. If you aren’t comfortable with trimming a tree, you risk dropping a branch onto your home and causing damage to your property. Also, most homeowners do not have the proper equipment, tools, and ladders to trim branches. A tree care professional is equipped and trained in all types of tree trimming, so he/she can safely trim branches that are close to your home.

Branches can fall at any time for many reasons. Strong winds. Hurricanes. Tree diseases. If you have a hanging tree branch, be proactive. Get the branch trimmed or at least get the branches and tree evaluated so you know the health and strength of the tree.

Looking for Tree Care Services in Jacksonville, Fl?

If you’re concerned about a tree or branches on your property, it’s time to call a Jacksonville arborist! Our certified arborists at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons will arrive with the proper tools, equipment, and experience to evaluate your tree(s) and determine if branches close to or over your home are a risk. Our arborists will inform you of what branches should be trimmed or removed. We believe in saving trees, but we also believe in keeping your home safe.

Our team can safely and easy remove tree branches from trees overhanging 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 Service Jacksonville Fl contact page to learn more and to set up an appointment with one of our certified arborists.