If you live in a climate where winter weather may impact the growth of your trees, consider these care tips to help your tree survive the winter.
- Prune – Before winter occurs, it’s recommended to prune your trees, since dormancy occurs during winter. During pruning, you should remove dead or damaged branches. If you are not confident in pruning your own trees, contact us at Hudson Tree Services to get the job done for you.
- Protect – Certain trees cannot tolerate the low temperatures that winter brings. In order to prevent your growing trees from freezing, consider covering your trees with a tarp or burlap to trap warmth as a proper winter tree care measure.
- Mulch – In the winter, you want to preserve as much moisture as possible to keep your plants hydrated. By applying a 3-5 inch layer of mulch that extends 2 feet away from the trunk and surrounds your tree, you will retain a lot of the soil’s moisture and warmth.
- Water – For winter tree care, it’s important to keep your tree hydrated during the harsh winter months, especially when there is no rain. It’s important to water young trees about 2 times a week and then 1-2 times a month once the tree matures.
We hope these tips will keep your tree healthy and alive during the harsh winter months. By pruning, protecting, mulching, and watering, you are setting your plant up for success. If you have any questions regarding winter tree care, or the services we provide, please contact us at Hudson Tree Services today.