During the winter months, snow, ice, and frost are some of the biggest concerns for trees. While most homeowners are prepared to protect their greenery during the cold weather, it is actually important to keep your trees safe from elemental damage all year long.
Wind damage is one type of elemental damage that will affect young trees regardless of the season. Of course, we have no way to control nature, but there are things you can do to better protect these growing trees. Five Star Tree Services has several important tips that will help you keep your young trees safe and protected from the wind.
Protection from the wind starts from the moment you plant your tree. Choose a location that falls naturally out of the line of the winds. Before choosing a spot for your new tree, think about how the wind usually blows in your garden. Does it most often blow west to east? If so, then think about planting a tree along the eastern part of your home. This is the first step in protecting your young tree from harsh winds. You can always move your tree later once it is stronger.
Use Cover to Your Advantage
Using a cover for your tree will help protect it from multiple threats. Covers are placed on the top of a young tree and can help keep it safe from pests, animals, and strong winds. Make sure to keep an eye on the weather forecast so that you can remove the cover during good weather. This will ensure that the tree receives enough sunlight to thrive.
If you have young trees, stakes are an effective way to give them the support they require to survive adverse weather. It will help the tree to grow a strong root system in a much shorter time than usual. It also encourages the tree to develop a strong trunk, which will help it resist the winds in the future.
Water Your Tree Often
Watering your tree is extremely important. Young trees can get dehydrated much easier than older trees, which can affect their health. Not having enough water can causes branches to become weak and break, turn the leaves yellow, and even compromise the bark. Proper hydration stimulates growth and keeps your young tree strong and healthy. When your tree is strong, it will be able to better resist the effects of strong winds and damage from storms.
When performed properly, preventative tree pruning can help keep your new trees safe during strong winds. If you notice that the branches of your tree have grown so much that they are starting to bend under their weight, it might be time for a trim. Any weak, dying, or dead branches also need to be pruned to prevent damage during high winds or a storm.
How We Can Help
It is important to protect young trees from wind damage, and Five Star Tree Services is always here to help. Our skilled arborist has the right knowledge, skills, equipment, and experiences to get the job done right. Our services include everything from planting and transplanting to stump and tree removal. If you are looking for a cost-effective solution to your tree care needs, please do not hesitate to give us a call at (416) 990-3355 today!