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Autumn Is the Perfect Time of Year to Care for Trees in Dallas

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 @ 02:10 PM  posted by admin

For many, autumn represents that time of year when summer has passed, and the impending chill of winter looms on the horizon. The skies are grey causing people to turn inward mentally and physically. It might sound a bit poetic, but the truth is while autumn may evoke the need for some people to hibernate, it doesn’t signal the end of the growing season for trees and shrubs.

During autumn, your trees are still in need of nourishment and care as they prepare to begin the next phase of their life. You see, the miracle of growth is a continuous loop, and while many of nature’s systems are altered with a reduction in daylight and cooler soil and air temperatures, flower buds and leaves continue to develop. Roots, though often unseen, continue to grow under the ideal conditions offered by cooler months.

Inactive Diseases and Pests Linger During Autumn

It’s during this time that tree pests and diseases remain dormant and inactive. This is actually the most perfect time to call a professional arborist who can identify hidden dangers waiting to manifest in the spring.

Get Proactive with an Autumn Tree Care List

It’s the perfect time for your fall project list to address the following areas.

1.   Fertilization ­– Root system. This calls for the expertise of professional arborists who can apply the needed supplements.

2.   Pruning – This is the perfect time of year to remove dead, dying or diseased limbs. In autumn, it’s easier to discover any harmful cracks in the wood too.

3.   Tree Oil Applications – Scale insects and mites can be kept at bay with the proper application of oils. Learn more about how the resulting thin oil layer suffocates pests.

4.   Clearing Rain Gutters – Autumn is a great time to clear rain gutters and any blockage caused by leaf drop. Completely clogged gutters or those that drain slow can often become a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

There are a number of things you can do to keep your property’s trees safe during the autumn and winter months. Why not call the trained tree professionals at Wauson Tree Service who can give you a free quote and instructions on the care and services that will keep your trees healthy for years to come.

Don’t let the autumn in Dallas pass without consulting with the experts. Call Walt today for a free estimate of autumn tree care at 214-450-8720, or email at walt {at} wausontreeservice {dot} com.

 

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