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5 TIPS: A Cheat Sheet for Commercial Tree Care

Posted by Gene Ebertowski, President on Oct 6, 2014 7:30:00 AM

Caring For Your Trees


Trees are an important in many ways, they provide aesthetic value, shade for people, cool down buildings and provide cool shade in hot parking lots. Studies have shown that they can also increase business traffic in shopping centers and boost retention levels in multi-building communities. Please read on for simple steps that will keep your trees thriving for years to come.

The Depth Has Influence

In commercial property landscaping, planting trees at improper soil depths can have numerous, long-term side effects that are challenging to correct. Prevent them by understanding how tree roots function and planting at the appropriate depth.

Getting to The Root of the Matter

For trees to grow healthy and vibrant, they must have adequate levels of water, nutrients and soil temperature. The truth of the matter, tree roots grow in a shallow natural environment. When a tree is planted deep, it depletes the soils oxygen levels. Trees will slowly die and decline over time, exposing them to potential problems like stress, root fungal problems, pests and disease, in drought and wet weather, or even killing the tree in a short period of time. In fact, most tree problems are attributed to the soil.

If it goes Deeper, and beyond it’s not better

In a perfect scenario, plant trees so their root collar (where the trunk starts to flare out at the base) is slightly raised above the soils surface. To identify a tree that is planted incorrectly, look for a tree trunk that grows straight from the ground like a pencil or telephone pole. Obvious clues trees that are declining because of this as a result of planting a tree or plant deeper than it should be, include limited surface roots; discolored leaves that are turning yellow, sparse foliage; and stunted growth.

A Little Air, can save its life

The care for your trees in a drought help increase oxygen levels. For correction, first consider replanting the tree at the appropriate height or pulling back and removing the excess soil and bark accumulation at the trees root collar. Trees that have been recently planted in the past several months are much more successful at acclimating to this procedure. Please note that, removal of excess bark and soil from the crown of the tree (root collar excavation), a process that that requires the careful excavation of soil away from the crown is best for trees and plants that are in an established.

A Little Food, Goes a long Way

With bay area commercial tree care, the drought and cool winters ahead, trees need vital nutrients replenished in the soil. To facilitate your trees nutrients lost over this past summer, continue to feed over the winter, apply a slow-release fertilizer to replace nutrients and improve resistance to stress, pests, disease and cold weather.

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