Spring is officially here and Mountain West Arbor Care is presently providing tree care services to our customers in Jerome, Idaho Falls, and American Falls, Idaho. You’ve heard me say it before, and I’ll say it again, spring is the perfect time to institute a regular tree maintenance schedule.
Your trees are an investment, and when properly maintained you’ll ensure their health and vitality for years to come. Regular pruning, deadwood removal, and windsail reduction will help to maintain the structure and aesthetics of your trees while also protecting them against disease, decay, and insect infestation.
Mountain West Arbor Care Spring Tree Care Tips
Pruning: Spring affords us the opportunity to prune our trees for the coming months. Pruning in early spring, or after leaf cover has fallen in the fall, are the recommended times of year for pruning most trees. The reason being that your trees are less likely to suffer negative effects from pruning and will have ample time to recuperate. Pruning helps to maintain the structural integrity of your trees, creates aesthetic balance, and conserves your trees resources. All of this helps to protect your tree from disease, decay, and insect infestation.
Deadwood Removal: Deadwood removal is the selective removal of dead, rotting, or otherwise troublesome branches. Spring is the perfect time to check over your tree for deadwood and any other problem limbs and branches. By removing deadwood you’ll be helping to protect your trees from rot and potential insect infestation, while also protecting yourself and your family from the possibility of injury due to a limb or branch failure.
Windsail Reduction: During inclement weather, strong winds can cause your tree tops to act like sails. We all know that spring can bring some startling shifts in the weather often resulting in powerful storms. Start the spring out right by limiting the chances of property damage and have your trees assessed for possible windsail reduction. The process involves selectively removing branches throughout the tree crown to allow better wind passage through the tree.
Always Hire an ISA Certified Arborist: The ISA Arborist Certification is more than just a title. The ISA Certified Arborist Certification is the culmination of having acquired specialized knowledge and training in all areas of arboriculture. ISA Arborist Certification lets you know that we have not only exceeded and passed all requirements for exam and ISA Certification eligibility, but also that we’re guided by the ISA Certified Arborist Code of Ethics. Your trees are an investment. Protect them. Hire an ISA Certified Arborist such as Mountain West Arbor Care.
The Take Away
Spring has arrived and Mountain West Arbor Care is presently providing tree care services to our customers in Jerome, Idaho Falls, and American Falls, Idaho. With the advent of spring, there is no better time than now to begin your seasonal tree maintenance.
I’ve provided our customers with a quick list of spring tree care tips to help guide them in their spring tree care duties. This includes pruning, deadwood removal, windsail reduction, and always hiring an ISA Certified Arborist to perform these services.
Contact Mountain West Arbor Care today to learn more about what we can do to help you with your spring tree care maintenance.