Trees are a vital part of our ecosystem. Not only do they provide us with natural resources, but they can also increase the value of any property. Trees may require some maintenance, but applying the basics in taking care of trees can keep them well maintained to serve their purpose.
Beginners Guide To Taking Care of Trees
Choosing the Right Trees
It comes down to planning and selecting the right trees for your property. You need to be mindful when selecting the species, considering the environment and condition of your property.
- Are the trees for decorative, shading or privacy purposes?
- How big is your garden, and what are the surrounding structures?
- What type of soil do you have in your garden, is it deep or shallow?
Answering these types of questions will guide you in choosing suitable trees for your property. As a general recommendation, start by looking into species that grow natively in your area. You can also ask a qualified Arborist for their expert advice.
Simple enough right? You dig a hole and put them on the ground! However, there are multiple things to consider. For optimal growth, ensure they have appropriate space by digging the hole to the proper planting depth (if it’s too deep, new roots will have difficulty developing due to a lack of oxygen). Consider the amount of sunlight the tree needs to receive and other plants growing around them. Watch out for underground utilities as well.
After planting your tree, the work begins. Here are some of the basics to help you maintain your trees:
- Watering – Every tree requires water, and some may need watering more than others. In Australia, some species can go without a single drop for several weeks, But remember, young trees need more water than mature ones.
- Fertilising – Like any living thing, trees need the proper nutrients to grow and thrive. Trees in the wild get enough natural nourishment, while domestic trees may need commercially available organic fertilisers such as compost and manure.
- Mulching – Mulch or often referred to as Forest Mulch is a recycled product made from trees that have been processed through a chipper. It’s slower to break down than other straw and compost style mulches so lasts longer.
Mulching involves placing the mulch over the soil, providing a protective, nutrient-rich layer around the tree to maintain moisture and improve soil conditions.
Having Tree Care Services
Just like we take our car to the mechanic to get serviced, it is important to consider having a professional Tree Care Service provider visit to assess your trees and offer specialist advice on how they are and what potential improvements could be made. For example, Tree Pruning, Lopping, and Removal. Arborists can determine the appropriate Tree Care service necessary to address various conditions, such as overgrowth, pest infestation, fungal infection or diebacks.
Taking Care Of Trees: A Worthwhile Investment
Trees provide many benefits to a community. They are worth preserving, and it is our responsibility to take care of them. As a property owner, planting and growing healthy, well-maintained trees is a worthwhile investment. They add an aesthetic appeal to your garden, create that homely feel and potentially increase your property value. You can also ask us for expert tree removal.
If you’re unsure how to keep your trees healthy and looking great or need some expert advice, please feel free to contact us. We’d be happy to help.