There simply isn’t anything quite as majestic as a towering tree standing over the landscaping on your property, and sickly trees can invite pests and disease. These tips will help you keep your trees happy and healthy throughout the year:
- The most important thing to do is to remove trees that are already sick or dead. This will prevent any conditions from spreading to other trees. If necessary you can dig a trench around a tree to cut off its root system from other trees.
- Fungicides and insecticides are easy tools that can be very effective in keeping damaging insects and fungi off of the trees on your property.
- Keep the base around the tree free of debris. As things rot around the tree, they serve as beacons for insects and pathogens.
- If you notice your tree’s leaf colors changing, or other visible disease symptoms, don’t delay seeking professional assistance.
Tree care doesn’t have to be something you put off until the leaves turn brown and the tree is sick. Hermes Landscaping’s Landscape Management Division provides tree care as an option while caring for your property. Contact the team at Hermes Landscaping and we will be happy to help you keep your trees healthy and disease free.