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Why you might need a Tree Surgeon in Spring?

With spring just around the corner, a tree surgeon has several important tasks to ensure the health and safety of trees. This season is crucial for assessing any winter damage and preparing trees for the growing season. Here are some key tasks a tree surgeon might undertake in spring:



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1. Inspection and Assessment: The first step is to conduct a thorough inspection of trees for any signs of disease, pest infestation, or damage that may have occurred during the winter months. This includes checking for fungal infections, insect activity, and any physical damage to branches, trunks, or roots.


2. Pruning: Spring is an ideal time for pruning many species of trees to remove dead or diseased branches, shape the tree for aesthetic or safety reasons, and encourage healthy growth. However, it's important to note that the timing of pruning can vary depending on the species of the tree and the local climate. Some trees are best pruned just after they bloom in spring, while others can be pruned before they start their growth spurt.


3. Mulching: Applying a fresh layer of mulch around the base of trees can help retain soil moisture, regulate soil temperature, and reduce weed growth. It's important to keep the mulch a few inches away from the trunk to prevent moisture buildup against the bark, which can lead to rot.


4. Fertilisation: Depending on the soil test results, a tree surgeon might recommend applying a balanced fertiliser to provide essential nutrients and promote healthy growth. However, fertilisation needs can vary widely based on the tree species, soil conditions, and overall tree health.


5. Watering: As the weather warms, ensuring trees receive adequate water is crucial, especially for young or newly planted trees. A tree surgeon can advise on the proper watering schedule and techniques to prevent over or under-watering.


6. Pest and Disease Management: Early detection and treatment of pests and diseases are critical to preventing spread and serious damage. A tree surgeon can apply appropriate treatments or recommend management strategies to protect the trees.


7. Staking and Support: For newly planted or vulnerable trees, providing support with stakes or guy wires can help protect them from wind damage and ensure they grow straight.


8. Emergency Care and Damage Repair: Spring storms can cause sudden damage to trees. A tree surgeon is often called upon to address emergency situations, such as removing hazardous branches or fallen trees to ensure public safety and property protection.


Get in touch with us if you think you might be in need of a tree surgeon this spring, we will be able to help maintain the health, safety, and beauty of trees in the spring and throughout the year.

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