The leaves on the trees are changing colors. Temperatures have dipped drastically since the sunshine-laden days of the summer season.
As these changes affect the natural world and those who inhabit it, they present long-term impacts for the next few months that dictate how tree care is beneficial to the health and wellness of trees on your property.
Camelot’s board certified master arborists are professionals at informing you how different methods — such as planting, pruning, and fertilization — should be completed on your property as soon as possible due to the seasonal calendar. The health and vitality of your trees rely on timing, as actions completed either too early or too late can negatively affect your prized natural possessions.
For example, Camelot offers a deep-root application of a slow fertilizer that allows your trees to replenish nutrients lost from the summer months, while simultaneously defending against insects, disease and inclement weather.
Another call to action, pruning, is advantageous especially during the winter because our professionals are able to visibly notice and attend to dead or dying branches, without leaves blocking the line of sight. It also means that no buds are harmed, unlike when leaves are normally plentiful.
The winter drought is real, so giving your trees the right amount of water will allow them to survive often the harshest of winters. Utilizing mulch around a trunk’s base can provide extra water retention, as long as the mulch is not laid directly against the trunk itself.
There is a way to alleviate the natural effects of the fall and winter seasons for broadleaf evergreens and other plants. Anti-desiccant spray reduces water loss with a protective coating on foliage. The spray helps to replace that moisture lost from cold winds and dry conditions. It should be applied throughout the fall season leading into dormancy, when temperatures tend to dip below 50 degrees. Depending on weather and other conditions, the anti-desiccant spray can often last for six months.
Planting trees in the fall is also a great idea because you get the best of both worlds seasonally: First, you get weather that is not scorching hot for days on end, so there is less of a chance of drought; and second, trees can build mass and get ready to really bloom following a dormant winter with very cool temperatures.
Our board certified master arborists are trained and ready to assist all your tree care needs this fall and winter, and beyond. Call or message us today to reserve our time and give your landscape the best care available.