An arborist is so much more than a person who comes around to trim or prune your trees.
We find that many of our residential and commercial customers are not aware of the benefits of regular tree maintenance. But, trees are an essential part of our natural environment. When we look after our trees, we look after our own health at the same time.
The Health Benefits Of Trees
Trees help to clean the air in your local environment. People living close to trees, or have a garden packed with healthy trees, are less likely to suffer from health problems such as asthma. That is because trees help to clean the air and produce fresh oxygen for us to inhale. Oxygen is one of the best antioxidants on the planet. We should try to look after our trees the best we can.
This is where we as arborists come in. We can help you to look after your trees.
How Do I Know If My Trees Need Care?
If your tree has not been pruned or trimmed for a couple of years, it is more than likely in need of some loving care. Many residential homeowners we speak to think that the trees in their gardens will look after themselves. This is not the case.
In order to maintain healthy trees in your garden, you need to give them a helping hand. Signs of problems with garden trees include:
- Leaves not developing
- A non-flowering fruit tree
- Spindly and thin branches
- Falling leaves
- Boggy ground around the tree
- None or very little fruit production
What Are The Best Ways To Maintain Your Trees?
The best ways to maintain and take care of your trees include trimming and pruning on a regular basis. They are probably the most popular arborist services that we provide. However, there are other ways in which you can make sure your trees stay healthy as well. A good example is root aeration.
How Do I Know My Tree Needs Root Aeration?
Very few of our customers have heard of root aeration. But, this simple method of tree care is one of the most overlooked means of professional tree service.
This is how you know your tree needs root aeration:
- Poor growth
- Low fruit yields
- Insect or disease infestations
- Water around the tree draining away slowly.
- Falling leaves
Once you have aerated the soil around your tree, you will soon notice the results. The tree can once again absorb important microminerals from the soil which the tree goes on to turn into nutrients.
The tree will produce a higher yield of fruit and look healthier. However, root aeration does not only apply to fruit trees. All trees benefit from root aeration. But, if you are a commercial grower, the process should be carried out at least once a year.
It is sometimes called deep mulching, but proper root aeration is much more than that. It will make sure the roots stay healthy and are able to support the tree. Root rot is a common problem and this is mainly due to the fact that regular root aeration has not been carried out.
Popular fruit trees that will benefit from root aeration are orange, lemon, and grapefruit. But, other trees including apples, pears, and persimmon, will also increase their yields when the soil is aerated.
Harmful gases that make it harder for your trees to absorb oxygen will be dispersed and you can look forward to a much healthier tree. Unfortunately, most gardeners overlook this method of keeping their trees healthy.
Commercial growers are more aware of the benefits of root aeration. But when you grow a large number of fruit trees, it is often hard to get around them all. This is where professional arborist services such as ours, often come in handy.
Other Specialist Arborist Services
Arborists can also help you with other specialist services. They include microinjections that will help to keep your trees healthy.
Microinjections are becoming more and more popular. During this process, microcapsules of often natural pesticides are introduced into your tree. They will help to keep your tree healthy and clear from common pests and fungi.
Different trees need their own “personal protection’. To find out more about what kind of protection your trees need, speak to your local arborist Pensacola Fl.
Some pests and fungi are very localized and it is best to get professional advice before you go ahead and try to do it yourself. A tree can easily be harmed by injecting it in the wrong way or placing the microinjection in the wrong place.
When you want to find out more about our arborist tree services in Pensacola, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our friendly team is happy to give you advice and share their practical experience. Let us help you to look after your garden and trees.