How do I take care of my trees in my yard?

Guest Post by Trent Anderson

Having trees in your yard helps to give any home that picture perfect look, however, the reality of having trees can be different.

They may give you a place to put the tree house but they also grow.

Storms, disease and other factors can then put your trees in danger of falling down. In the process they could destroy your home or someone else’s in the near vicinity.

This is why it is so important to know how to take care of the trees in your yard.

Regulations

The first thing to be aware of is that some trees are protected by regulations.

It is a good idea to check with your local planning office to find out if your trees are on the list.

If they are you’ll be very restricted concerning what you can do to them.

If not then taking care of them is a simple process:

Water Them

Just like any plant your tree needs water.

In general a tree will be able to locate its own water; that’s why its roots are so deep.

However, if there has been an extended dry spell and the leaves are starting to wilt it is a good time to water the trees yourself.

This is also true if you’ve just planted the tree.

However, don’t attempt to soak the tree; 30 seconds with a garden hose should be enough to keep it happy.

If you’re dealing with a young tree then remember to keep the soil moist.

Mulch

This is a great protection as mulch will help to insulate the roots of your tree to protect it from extremely high or low temperatures.

It can also remind you not to cut the grass too close to the tree.

The mulch will help to keep bugs away from a young tree and will prevent the grass from growing and pinching the nutrients from the tree.

Pruning

You will need to remove any dead branches from your tree when you see them; regardless of what time of year it is.

This will prevent the branches from falling on you or your property.

It will also ensue the nutrients in the tree are directed to the tree itself; not wasted on a dying branch.

A dead branch is easy to locate; it will have no leaves or dead leave on it.

Removing It

An important part of taking care of your trees is to know when the battle has been lost.

If your tree is dying and is becoming a risk, then you’ll need to contact a tree removal Sydney based specialist.

Removing a tree is a complex process.

You’ll need to ensure it falls in the right place so as not to damage people or property.

You may even need to trim it before you fell it.

Alongside this you’ll need experience with a chainsaw and knowledge regarding how to fell a tree.

For this reason it is best if you get a professional to undertake this step.

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