Summer isn’t always so sweet to your trees. Help them from falling victim to summer storms, pests and diseases by following the 3 steps Davey Tree service has provided below.
Download the full Summer Checklist to prepare your trees for whatever the summer weather brings.
1. Inspect your landscape.
You’re dreaming of that lush, green lawn you’ve admired in the photos of landscaping magazines and calendars. But remember: It’s important to look up, too. Check your trees for damage or warning signs; specifically insect infestations and diseases. Then, consult a professionally trained arborist to determine whether treatment regimens are necessary.
Read more about common summer landscape issues:
- Drought stress
- Dos and Don'ts
- Water conservation
- Emerald ash borer
- Summer pests
- Red thread fungus on lawns
2. Prune dead, diseased or unsafe branches.
Pruning often results in some of the most successful tree care programs. Monitoring the structure of your trees’ canopies can encourage healthy growth—and result in plenty of shade.
3. Cable, brace or remove weak limbs.
It’s no secret severe summer storms are on their way. But before the winds roll in, you’ll want to help your trees’ stronger limbs from suffering damage when weaker branches fail and fall.