Although there are still a few weeks of winter left, before we know it spring will be here. At Pacifique Tree Care, we are certainly ready for a wonderful spring, and in today’s blog, we would like to share with your some tips to prepare your trees for a happy, healthy, and wonderful spring.

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Below are some things you should do this spring to ensure your trees didn’t fall victim to severe winter weather.

Inspect Trees

More often than not, once you notice that a tree is looking sickly, it is too late. However, this is not always true for those who are proactive and thorough with their tree inspections. When attempting this, inspect your tree from the bottom up and check for the following signs:

  • Hollow trunks—if you notice holes in the trunk, pits in the bark, oozing from the bark, or any other signs that may indicate your trunk may be becoming hollow, it is crucial to get the opinion of a tree care professional.
  • Decay—decay, including cankers, cracks, soft bark, and fungal activity, is a concern regardless of whether you spot it on the roots, trunk, bark, or branches. Take note of any areas of decay and point them out to your arborist.
  • Dead branches and twigs—dead branches are easiest to spot during late winter before leaves begin to grow. Check your trees for any branches that are missing bark, have cracks, narrow crotch angles, and closely monitor any suspicious branches.
  • Unhealthy roots—roots anchor trees and help them absorb nutrients (two functions that are absolutely crucial to tree health). When looking for signs of potentially unhealthy roots look for any signs of decay (fungus, cracks, raised soil, etc.) especially around the base of the tree.

If you notice any of these problems, it is important to contact an arborist or tree care professionals. These symptoms can significantly diminish a tree’s health and stability. Even if the tree, on the exterior, looks fine, the interior may be rotted and soft. An arborist can inspect a trunk’s interior, verify any of your suspicions, and provide you with peace of mind regarding the health of your trees. 

Insects and Pests

Another thing to remember is that during the spring many insects begin to become active. Be on the lookout for any unusual pest activity during the early spring. If you notice any problems or want the opinion of a professional, contact professional tree service providers or a trained arborist to inspect your trees for pest damage.

When inspecting your trees this spring, keep these tips in mind, and contact professional tree care providers. Tree care professionals, like us at Pacifique Tree Care, strive to stay up to date on current hazards, be able to spot concerns, and address them effectively. Remember that tree care is often much cheaper and taxing than tree removal. Contact us today to learn more!