Wisconsin Tree Care Tips
Follow these general Milwaukee tree care tips provided by the Wisconsin tree care specialist at Buckley Tree Service Wisconsin. The Buckley Tree Care Tips offer expert advice from our certified Wisconsin arborists on caring for your Wisconsin trees and bushes.
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Fertilizing and pruning your Wisconsin trees during dormant season offers various benefits to your plants health. Fall tree pruning, fall tree fertilization, and fall root treatments are important fall tree care steps for preparing your trees for the winter. Our certified Wisconsin arborists will implement a personalized plant health care program for your trees protecting them from the harsh Wisconsin winters while providing them with the nutrients needed to flourish in the spring.
Fall is the Best Time to Prune your Wisconsin Trees
Most trees can be pruned any time of the year. However, there are various advantages of fall tree pruning. Fall tree pruning ensures healthy flower and bud production in spring. Oaks and elms are the only trees that have to be pruned in the dormant season to prevent the spread of oak wilt and Dutch elm disease. The beetles that spread both diseases enter the trees through open wounds or pruning cuts. Removing dead, damaged, or diseased tree branches and limbs prevents entry points for harmful insects and diseases.
Our Wisconsin arborists are trained tree care professionals with extensive fall tree pruning experience to protect the trees fall flower buds, ensuring healthy flower growth in spring. Practicing thin rather than shear tree pruning on flowering trees protects the buds for thick, full leave growth in the spring.
Pruning your trees and shrubs is crucial for strengthening the structure of the tree. The dormant season is the most favorable time for professional tree pruning. Leafless canopies allow our arborists to see the entire structure of the tree making it easier to see deadwood, decayed, damaged limbs and poor structure. Catching such signs early will reduce the risk of limb breakage preserving the beauty and prolonging the life of your Wisconsin trees.
Pruning operations in the winter can also cause less damage to lawns, landscapes and perennial plants. Contact your certified Wisconsin arborists at Buckley Tree Service Wisconsin to schedule a fall tree pruning throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.
Fall Root Treatments for Your Wisconsin Trees and Shrubs
Roots continue to grow until the ground freezes. Fertilizing and root stimulations are effective in fall when the top growth slows and the root growth increases.
Mulching is one of the most beneficial ways to maintain your trees in the winter as mulch keeps tree roots insulated. Young, underdeveloped trees require mulching to survive the stress from freezing and thawing. Our certified Wisconsin arborists will assess your individual trees and shrubs mulching needs in order to prepare them for the winter months.
Do it Yourself Fall Tree Mulching: Surround the tree’s trunk with four to six inches of mulch for a distance of at least three times the trunk’s diameter away. Spread the mulch leaving a couple inches of space between the mulch and the tree’s base. The mulch should not make direct contact with the tree’s base. Bury any exposed roots heavily with mulch.
Fall Tree Fertilization for Better Tolerance to Wisconsin Winters
Fall tree fertilization is a crucial factor for producing health trees. Fertilizing in the fall can help trees and shrubs recover from the stresses of the summer and better tolerate the harsh Wisconsin winter weather. Our certified Wisconsin arborists are trained to perform soil tests and provide fertilization treatment plans accordingly.
Fall fertilization supplies your trees and shrubs with a reserve of nutrients for spring growth. Fertilizers applied in the fall have a greater time to penetrate the soil for complete root absorption. The fertilizer is absorbed by the roots during the winter and utilized for growth come spring. Mulch, frigid temperatures, and lack of decomposing leaves are all contributing factors for tree nutrient deficiencies.
While wood chip mulch protects trees from harmful winter temperature changes, the mulch absorbs nitrogen vital to the tree’s health when it decomposes. Trees are deprived of nutrients when leaves are cleared from the ground as these decomposing leaves contain nutrients vital to the tree’s health. Our certified Wisconsin arborists utilize tree fertilization techniques including root injections, soil amendments and radial trenching ensuring your trees have the essential nutrients to survive Wisconsin winters.
Contact Buckley Tree Service Wisconsin for a fall tree and shrub fertilization consultation preparing your trees for winter ensuring they flourish come spring.
1700 S. Johnson Rd
New Berlin, WI 53146
Mequon, WI 53092-4507