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Care for Your Trees with These Helpful Pointers!

Trees not only enhance the overall aesthetic of your property, but can also increase your property value. Basic tree care practices can be carried out by most homeowners, although if you feel uncomfortable taking on a particular task, it’s always best to call in a professional arborist or tree care technician.


On this page, we’ve provided some basic tips on how to help your trees live longer and look beautiful. If you require pruning or trimming at higher elevations, please feel free to give us a call at any time. Our quotes are always free and we guarantee your complete satisfaction!


Inspect Your Trees Regularly

Like most living things, it can be easy to notice when things aren’t quite right with your trees. Often times, it’s as simple as walking around your property. While carrying out your inspection, there are a few things you should be looking out for, such as presence of new leaves and buds, leaf size, growth of twigs, as well as excessive crown dieback.


If you aren’t seeing regular growth from the leaves or buds, that’s a good indication something may be affecting the health of your tree. Also, unusual insect activity, deformed growths, spotting, discolouration, dead leaves and loose bark can all be indicators of a serious issue. If you suspect something is wrong with your tree, call Ice Storm 98 Tree Service Inc for a free inspection and consultation.


Mulch for Root Protection

Mulch isn’t just for beautifying your property and making it easier to mow around trees, when done correctly it can greatly benefit your tree’s root system. Mulch is a mix of loosely packed organic materials, such as shredded leaves, pine straw, peat moss or composted wood chips. To protect your tree's root system, spread mulch around its base, covering the entire root system (this could be as far as two to three times the diameter of the branch spread of the tree). The mulch should be around two to four inches deep. Mulch provides a cool and moisture-laden environment for roots to grow, which makes the root system healthier and more stable.


Pruning Limbs and Branches

Pruning, which is the act of routinely removing dead, weak, diseased or insect-infested tree branches, is essential for a tree's health and growth. Pruning also ensures safety, as it removes potentially hazardous limbs and branches that could be torn away by storms or high winds. If you are unable to safely prune your limbs and branches, please call us for a quote!


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