Taking Care of Trees During the Chilly Winters! Posted on by admin

The winter season comes with many associated opportunities and challenges for people especially who love nature and trees. The temperature fluctuations caused due to storms, ice causes severe problems to the trees. Being a human being, you have no control over nature and weather conditions, you need to take extra care of your trees during winter season.

Following are a few issues that are encountered in tree care during winter season and how you should take care of your trees:

Breaking of Tree Branches: During winter season the wood of the trees get hardened and become brittle. It also gets damaged due to strong winds. This issue gets aggravated with accumulation of ice and snow. To minimize this risk, you need to strengthen the branches of the tree by providing additional support or using rope to tie up the branches. Use warm water over the area to remove any ice or you can use blow drier.

Frost Cracking: Due to temperature fluctuations the stress between inner wood and outer bark leads to cracks. You need to use tree blankets for cold weather. Further you can apply wilt prof in order to minimize winter damage and moisture loss.

Reduced Growth Rate: This problem occurs because of rupture of cell walls on new tips of branches. To reduce this risk, you need not proceed with pruning of the trees. The use of fertilizers having rich amount of nitrogen is also to be minimized.

Lack of hydration for Trees: This problem occurs when trees absorb less water from ground in comparison it looses. To avoid this, you can lay a thick layer of organic mulch around the base of the tree before winter starts. This will reduce moisture loss and act as a temperature buffer for the roots. Another technique could be removing of any irrigation bags before the temperature goes very down. Remove traces of ice with handle hands keeping in mind not to harm the trees.

Animals and Rodent Infestations: Small species like mice, rabbits, squirrels cause a lot of trouble for plants. You can use devices such as wire mesh to reduce this menace. Alternatively, you can use repellents to scare these species. Not only this, the bigger animals also never hesitate to rub against your defenseless trees. The better method be to surround the base of the tree with wire cage to keep bigger animals away from trees.

Use of Tree Care Service Provider:

Can you arrange and maintain all these services for your trees of your own? Good if your answer is yes; otherwise feel always free to contact Nevada Tree Service at 702-433-4700.

Nevada Tree Service

2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142

(702) 433-4700