yard with trees prepared for winter

Prep Your Trees Before the Freeze

You care about your trees. They add value to your home and beautify your landscape year-round. But if you’re not careful, your favorite green giants could be in for a ton of trouble during the colder seasons.

Want the good news? It’s possible to avoid disaster by having Premier Tree Solutions check your trees now before the heavy cold really sets in. Fall is an excellent time to do this, when leaves are still on the trees. Later, after they drop, it will be harder to spot problems that could lead to property damage during rough winter weather.

Survey your trees

Give your trees a good once-over while they’re still in leaf. Do you see any with dead patches of leaves, even though other parts of the tree still have healthy leaves? This usually indicates that the limb has died. If all the leaves are dead, but others of the same species still have leaves, the whole tree might need to go. It’s important to do this soon, before potential disease spreads to other trees. Other dangers to watch for include cracks in bark or limbs, deep splits or distinct leans.

Water weekly           

Although winter often brings snow and rain, both sources of significant moisture, the cold months are also often sources of considerable dryness. Seedlings are especially vulnerable, when cold combined with a lack of water can be harmful or even deadly.

Avoid this by watering every week up until the first freeze. Water deeply and thoroughly, letting moisture soak down into the soil to the root zone. Here are a few rules for watering both younger and older trees.

Remove potential hazards

Don’t leave these dangers to chance, especially if you live in an area known for snowstorms or ice – which add weight to branches – or heavy rains. If your region is subject to thunderstorms, it’s also important to get dead limbs removed before they catch fire (a more common problem than you might think).

Call in the experts

If removing dangerous limbs or trees is beyond your knowledge or comfort level, call in the experts. Premier Tree Solutions has the tools and know-how to take care of even the most dangerous situations, so don’t hesitate to contact us by clicking here. Make this winter your safest and most peaceful yet by taking care of problems before they cause trouble.