DR Trees Redmond Gives Winter Tree Care Tips
DR Trees Redmond, a tree service company in Redmond, Oregon, is trying to help homeowners take care of their trees this winter. In a recent blog post, the site gave users some helpful tips on how they can protect their trees from the cold. According to the article, “It may come as a surprise, but late fall or winter is actually a wonderful time to add tree care to your to-do list. Even though so many homeowners make spring and summer their go-to for gardening and lawn care, trees and shrubs need special attention when their leaves start changing color and the weather starts getting colder. And with intense Oregon winters and wind storms, it’s also a great time to remove any trees or dead branches that could pose a threat to your home or vehicles. If there are dead trees or branches that may fall during a storm, then it’s best to remove them.” Even though we’re in the middle of the winter season, taking that extra effort to take care of trees can work wonders for them come spring.
The article didn’t take long before citing the importance that their tips have on the health of peoples’ trees. The following excerpt was taken from a statement on the article on why trimming trees during the winter is important, “First, it’s a simple reason for being able to see and access the branches easier because the leaves have fallen. When we have a clear sense of the structure and health of the tree, we can decide which branches need to go or how far back they need to be trimmed. Tree trimming equipment is also easier to use when operators don’t need to climb through the thick foliage. The most significant reason why pruning should be done in the winter is that the trees are dormant. If trees are pruned during the spring or summer when they’re growing, it can prevent them from growing as much as they could. Pruning in the winter will enhance the tree’s growth in the spring. The last reason why trimming should occur in the winter is because some diseases spread easily during the spring and summer. There is a much lower risk of spreading disease in the winter.”
Aside from pruning, two other tips the article cites are mulching and water. As the article explains, mulch can be used for younger trees that no longer need to be covered, but still need some additional protection from the cold weather. Store-bought mulch is great, but any organic material like wood chips or shreddings and tree leaves can work. Create a circle around the base of the tree three to five inches thick and about two feet from the base in every direction. As for how much people should be watering during the winter, this is what the article had to say, “Even though winters in Oregon are definitely wet from snow, it’s still a good idea to keep an eye on how much rainwater trees are getting, especially the younger trees. If there is an extended period of time when it doesn’t rain or snow, give young trees a good drink of about 10 to 15 gallons of water. For mature trees, the amount of water it needs will depend on how wide the trunk of the tree is.” These tips combined will improve the chances of people’s trees to come out of the winter healthier and more ready to return to a healthy growth pattern when winter ends. And as trees are one of the most important natural resources the earth has, it’s wise for people to do everything they can to preserve them.
For more information about DR Trees Redmond, contact the company here:
DR Trees Redmond
719 NE Quince Ave
Redmond, OR 97756