Spring Time Tree Maintenance Step by Step: Part 1

Established trees may seem self-sufficient, but our arborists at Top Tree LLC agree: Healthy trees do not just happen on their own. Trees are low-maintenance, not no-maintenance. Tending to seasonal chores helps keep trees healthy and protects your landscape investment. Get your trees off to a growing start by following six simple steps for spring tree care. Here is step 1 of 6:

Clean up your tree! Start the new growing season with a quick cleaning of your trees. By this time you have removed any remaining decorative holiday lights. Don’t allow lights to stay wrapped around tree trunks or branches. If you forget about them, you risk restricting growth.

When temperatures rise, get rid of any wraps you placed around trunks during the winter.
Rake up any debris that collected under your trees during winter, such as small branches, leaves, or fallen fruits. This is especially important with trees susceptible to fungal diseases, which can grow over winter on debris. Examples include pines infected with diplodia tip blight or crab apples affected by apple scab.

Keeping your trees clean can save you a lot of headache down the road. If you need help cleaning your trees, we can surely help. Sometimes doing just a little quick trimming of your branches can be the best way to minimize your worries.

If you have multiple trees to remove or just don’t have the time to do it, we are here for you. We can handle all of your tree removal needs in the Tri-Cities (Kennewick, Richland, Pasco) and even West Richland. We look forward to being your preferred tree removal service provider.