Spring Tree Care Checklist

spring tree care

Spring tree care season is here and it is time to get your yard in shape for summer! It is also the perfect time to assess your trees and provide them with a little TLC. Here’s a checklist that will help you get started looking after your trees this spring.

spring tree care

Spring Tree Care Checklist

1. Inspect trees and shrubs

  • look for winter damage to the tree roots, trunk, and branches
  • check for disease
  • assess for removal of dead limbs

2. Prune dead branches

  • improves tree health
  • lets in light to promote growth
  • reshapes the tree

3. Plant new trees

  • takes advantage of a long growing period
  • planting early in the season help roots to establish before fall

4. Apply mulch to soil

  • this provides insulation and helps to retain water
  • deters weeds
  • ensure that the mulch is not mounded high around the trunk, as this will cause tree health problems

5. Fertilize the soil

  • adds nutrients
  • protects against disease

Spring tree care will help to ensure tree health throughout the year. If you discover anything that requires attention, such as damage or disease, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We can inspect and provide you with advice to keep your trees healthy for many years to come.