A certified arborist should carefully assess the condition of a tree, especially if a disease infects it. It is crucial to get to the bottom of the problem because if not, the issue will continue to persist and even cause the tree to die. They should not just treat the symptom because this will not do the tree any good. While some arborists recommend expensive treatments without carefully diagnosing the condition of the tree, some go the extra mile to find out the root of the problem and treat them accordingly.
Arborists are usually called tree service doctors, but they can also be stress managers for trees. They try to learn the real cause of the problem for trees and treat them accurately. It is not enough to take care of the symptoms because without getting the root cause, the problem will keep occurring.
Before a tree gets totally affected by a disease or infestation, they first show signs of stress. It is during this time that you should treat the tree before the problem worsens. One of the reasons for stress in trees is the human factor. In other instances, it could be because of environmental causes such as storms and other natural disasters. Keep in mind that the more stressed your trees are, the more they are vulnerable to infestations and diseases. The question is, how do you avoid stress in trees? You should start by finding out what the stressors are and keep them away from your trees at all costs. Avoid these tree stressors:
- Improper planting method: It will affect your tree long-term if it is planted in a wrong location, at an inadequate depth, in the unsuitable soil.
- Too dense soil: When the soil is too compact, the tree becomes deprived of oxygen.
- Improper Watering: Over and under-watering are both detrimental to the tree’s health.
- Root Structure: A tree’s root system affects the movement of water around the tree and can deprive the tree of its much-needed oxygen and nutrients.
- Soil Grade: Soil grade can affect the root’s ability to absorb water and nutrients essential for its health.
- Hot weather: It can cause the tree to lose its moisture and stunt its growth.
- Construction near the tree: This is where human intervention comes to play. When the tree’s roots are accidentally struck and wounded, it can damage the tree altogether.
If you look at the above mentioned factors, you will realize that they have one common denominator, the soil. If you want a healthy tree in your yard, you have to consider the soil where you plant your trees. How do you keep the soil around your tree healthy? Use a mulch ring. A mulch ring protects your tree from outside elements that can be harmful to it.
Here is a practical guide to properly mulching your trees:
- Place approximately 2 inches of mulch around the tree
- Use natural organic mulch
- Keep proper distance for the mulch and keep it from the drip line
- Make sure to keep the mulch away from the trunk of the tree
- Avoid building berms
Contact Bragg Tree Service Fayetteville for more information at 4140 Ferncreek Dr #104, Fayetteville, NC 28314, (910) 239-0670.