4 Things You Can Do Right Now To Prepare For Fall

Fall Protection

4 Things You Can Do Right Now To Help Prepare Your Trees And Shrubs For Fall

We’re moving into the Fall season (even though it definitely still feels like summertime!), and that means your trees will begin their process of storing their energy so they can survive the cooler winter months. So, what can you do to help your plants as they begin this process? Here are 4 things you can do now to help!

  1. Fertilization. Our fertilization applications help enrich the soil and help plants in their intake of nutrients and water–things they’ll need to store up so they can stay healthy throughout the winter.
  2. Winter Insect Control/Dormant Oils. Dormant Oils are great to use for insecticides without having to use harsh chemicals. Even though they can be applied almost all year long, they are most effective during the colder months when insects are overwintering!
  3. Risk Assessments. It’s always better to know what’s going on with your trees ahead of time than being surprised by a fallen branch or rotting trunk! Your Arborist can recommend a tree risk assessment where our team tests your tree and gives you specific feedback on any issues or it’s likelihood of failure.
  4. Pruning. Want to have your trees trimmed and pruned up during the fall? Plan for it now! Your Arborist can talk to you about any limbs that may need to be trimmed for safety reasons, or any pruning that may need to happen to take out deadwood on the plant. Not only will your trees and shrubs look good, they’ll feel good, too!

These are just a few of the things that you can be doing or planning for to help your trees as the weather cools down and plants start to prepare for the winter months. If you’re not sure where to start, we’d be happy to help! Call our office today to set up an appointment with your arborist; they can answer any questions and help with whatever tree project you’re thinking about. A healthy tree can better withstand attacks from stressors of the urban environment, so don’t wait in getting them the help they need!