Prepare Trees for Winter with the Fall Four

In this Angie's List article, Todd Armstrong, district manager of Davey's North Baltimore office, tells homeowners what steps they can take to help their trees stand tall and strong through the upcoming winter months. 

Posted: Oct. 17, 2016

Autumn leaves are perfectly colored in red, orange, gold and purple. While they’re pleasing to the eye during fall, they need some help to survive the cold. Winter’s harsh snow falls, ice storms and strong winds can be damaging. They can bring down tree branches and limbs onto roads, cars, structures and power lines. Play it safe and follow these four steps to keep your neighborhood and home secure this winter. 

1. Mulching trees

Trees benefit from a blanket of mulch. It acts as a moisture barrier and helps to maintain consistent soil temperature. Keep mulch 2 to 3 inches from the trunk of the tree and don’t mound like a volcano, as it can trap moisture, causing splits and cankers. 

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