Spring Time Tree Maintenance Step by Step: Part 5

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 5 of 6:

Time To Inspect Your Trees!

Before leaves appear, inspect tree trunks and branches, looking for signs of disease or damage. Not sure what to look for? Learn about inspecting trees and what to look for when identifying potential health hazards for your trees.

Look for rabbit or vole damage near the base of trunks. If damage is present, erect a fine-mesh screen to prevent further damage, and monitor the tree’s health over time. If you do spot something that makes you feel uncertain about the safety of a tree, contact us (your Tri-Cities arborist) to receive EXPERT tree care advice.

While many plants and trees can live out their lives without ever needing to be pruned there are some signs that indicate a need for trimming including:

  • To direct growth to avoid problems as the tree ages
  • To maintain shape
  • To remove damaged or diseased growth
  • To improve future flowering or fruit production
  • To prevent leggy growth
  • To promote new growth by removing older wood
  • To remove growth rubbing against buildings or power lines

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.