Tips To Take Care Of Your Yard's Trees

A tree is an integral part of keeping a healthy and beautiful yard landscaping, and trees are a big part of your yard's ecosystem with the inclusion of wildlife, organic compost, and fresh air. When you have trees in your yard or you are planning to add new ones, make sure you know the important steps in taking the best care of their health for long-lasting growth. The following tips can help you plant and care for healthy trees in your yard's landscaping.

Select the Right Location

When you choose a tree for your yard, it is important that you take some time in considering where you will plant it. Not all trees can be planted in every area, as some will grow up to a larger size than is allowed for the space you might plant them in. Although a tree may be only a few feet tall and as thin as a twig when you plant it, imagine its full mature size when you choose its permanent planting location. This means, for example, you should not plant a tree three feet away from your home or a fence if it is going to grow large. 

Position a tree in an open area with plenty of space for its roots to grow and the branches to extend up and outward. Sometimes the root system of a tree can grow just as large as its network of branches. Consider this if there are any nearby concrete patio slabs or sidewalks, as the roots will eventually break into the concrete.

Watch Your Tree's Health

Once you have planted a new tree, make sure you water it adequately as its root system becomes established. As the tree grows and develops, make sure you watch out for any signs of disease or problems with the tree's health, whether it is young or mature in age. 

Watch out for signs of disease, such as missing bark along its trunk and branches or areas where the bark appears damaged or slimy from fungus. Keep an eye on the tree's leaves or needles and if you notice they begin to brown before it is expected in the fall, you may need to contact a tree professional about its health and treatment to save the tree. This can also be a sign your tree is not getting enough water, especially if there is a drought in the area and you are not supplementing with extra water during a heatwave.

Then, make sure you have your tree's branches trimmed each year to remove dead areas in the tree and sections that are broken and damaged. You should also have them remove branches that rub together or are crowded, as this can cause problems with the tree and be a risk to your home.

For more information, contact a professional tree service near you.