Tree Care Seasonal Tips

Mr. Amoto Lawn & Tree Service

Tree Care Seasonal Tips


Fall & Winter Pruning

Seasonal Landscape TipsThe fall and winter months are the best time for most types of tree care. A skilled arborist can more easily determine the structural health of your tree without leaf cover. Detection of dead limbs can be done through examination of bark and bud characteristics.  In addition, pruning cuts will have a chance to begin the healing process while many of the other physiological process are dormant.

If you have questions or concerns about your trees contact our office and ask for a consultation with one of our ISA Certified Arborists.


Tree Fertilization

Many times we overlook the nutritional needs of our trees. Trees have different needs than grass.  If you are noticing reduced leaf size, pale leaf color, reduced twig elongation, premature leaf drop, or early fall color, it may be a sign of nutrient deficiency.


Prevent Winter Damage

Forest in WinterRemember that deciduous trees transpire even without their leaves to a lesser extent through their buds, twigs, and exposed bark. Evergreens will continue to transpire through their needles. Thorough watering this fall will help to prevent desiccation. Sometimes it is even necessary to water during the winter.

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Prevent Sunburn

Young, thin barked trees may need to be wrapped in the winter to prevent sunburn and bark damage.  This will help to insulate the bark and evenly distribute heat from the direct sun to areas that are normally protected by leaf cover. This should be done by late December and removed by early April in most cases.