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Integrated Tree Professionals Inc
Integrated Tree Professionals Inc May 9th, 2024

How to Care for Your Trees After They Have Been Trimmed

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Water your trees regularly. Trees need extra water after they have been trimmed to help them heal and grow. Be sure to water your trees deeply, especially during the first few weeks after trimming.

  • Fertilize your trees. Fertilizing your trees with a balanced fertilizer will help them to recover from trimming and produce new growth. Apply a thin layer of fertilizer around the base of your trees, avoiding the trunk.
  • Mulch around your trees. Mulching around your trees will help to retain moisture and suppress weeds. Apply a layer of mulch that is 2-3 inches thick around your trees, but avoid placing mulch directly against the trunk.
  • Protect your trees from pests and diseases. Inspect your trees regularly for signs of pests and diseases. If you find any problems, contact a qualified arborist for assistance.
  • Water your trees early in the morning or after the sun is down. This will help to prevent the sun from evaporating the water before it has a chance to reach the roots. Water slowly at a trickle so it can seep down to the roots.
  • Use a slow-release fertilizer. This will help to ensure that your trees are getting the nutrients they need without overfertilizing them.
  • Mulch with wood chips. Wood chips are a good choice for mulch in Salt Lake City because they help to retain moisture and suppress weeds.
  • Be aware of common tree diseases and pests in Salt Lake City. Some of the most common tree diseases and pests in Salt Lake City include Dutch elm disease, cankerworms, aphids, and scale.