Trees are an important part of your property, providing shade, privacy, & beauty for your property. While they offer so many benefits for your home, they can also cause damage when they’re not well-maintained, breaking and damaging your home’s exterior. This means that it is important to keep your trees in good condition, and being well-informed about potential damage is one of the easiest and best ways to do so. If you’re interested in learning more about how to keep your trees healthy, take a look at our blog to learn more!
Don’t Drive or Park Too Close
Our first tip is to take care of how close your park, drive, or build near the tree. Even if you feel like you’ve given the tree plenty of space to continue growing, it’s important to remember that trees have extensive root systems that can extend 20, 40, or even 60 feet out from the base of the trunk. When the soil surrounding the roots becomes too compact, it limits the tree’s ability to absorb water & nutrients, which can kill the tree. If you’re interested in protecting your tree, it is your best interest not to drive too close to the tree, or lay down a driveway in its vicinity.
Mulch Is Essential
If your goal is to keep your trees happy & healthy, don’t forget to lay mulch down around the base of your tree. You’ll want to put down a layer of mulch that’s roughly 1 to 4 inches thick, starting from an inch or two away from the truck and extending out a couple of feet. Mulching is important because it helps to keep nutrients and moisture around your trunk, ensuring your tree is well-protected and properly cared for!
No Need To Overprune
Lastly, while it can be tempting, or necessary, to prune your trees depending on how they are growing, it is important to ensure that you don’t over prune the trees on your property. Healthy, mature trees do not need to be pruned, with the exception of dead branches, or those that are growing close enough to your home to cause damage. If you over prune the tree, you will end up causing more damage to it than benefit, as it can damage the tree and hurt its growth.
Contact Us Today
If you need to prune, or remove a tree from your property this fall, our team at Walnut Tree Service is ready to assist! Reach out to our team today by calling us at (781) 640-0377 or by filling out our online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your tree removal & pruning needs!