Forestwood’s Fall Tree Maintenance Services
It is best to prune your trees in the late fall and winter – it’s safer as disease and insects do not infect the pruning cuts as they are inactive. Trees are dormant in the colder months and it is easier to see where to best prune when the leaves have fallen. Proper pruning is vital to the health, longevity and safety to trees and shrubs. We can provide maintenance pruning which includes pruning overgrown, diseased, damaged, interfering and dead branches in the Fall. This pruning will reduce future hazards and structural problems – which means a healthy and safe landscape and property.
Putting organic mulch under trees in the Fall will help retain water throughout the winter and reduce temperature extremes in the soil. It gives the tree’s roots extra protection.
Wrapping of your trees with burlap can prevent temperature damage
Breakage or splitting of branches can be caused by ice and snow accumulation or chewing and rubbing by animals. Prevent problems with young trees by wrapping their base in a hard, plastic guard or a metal hardware cloth. Wrapping trees with burlap or plastic cloth also can prevent temperature damage and damage caused by plowing or shoveling. Don’t forget to remove your covers in Spring to ensure proper growth.
Autumn is a prime time to plant new trees as conditions are optimal for root growth. Once roots are established through the Fall and dormancy of winter, you will see new growth due to spring showers and summer warmth.
Ensure you rake up and dispose of leaves to prevent the spread of fungus and spores over the winter season in the soil.
Water your evergreens well before winter just before they are fully dormant as this will help them through the winter.
Forestwoood Tree Service provides Fall Maintenance services to Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Burlington, Milton, Etobicoke & the GTA.