Contrary to popular belief, trees do need care. A lot of people believe that if there’s a tree in their backyard or next to their house, they should simply ignore it. Trees also need care, and even though they can survive without it in most cases, we can still help. This is especially true for newer trees or generally trees in densely human-populated areas like cities. Trees in the forest or tropics tend to be different from city trees because they have more nutrients and often have very deep roots. There are several reasons to care for your trees. One of them is to minimize the cleaning up you’ll have to do, and the other is to promote growth. If you’re not caring for your tree by getting rid of dead branches, pruning, fertilizing, and mulching, the tree will not grow as well as it should, and if it’s a fruit tree, it may not produce fruit as it should.

When deciding how to care for your tree, you have two options; you can either do it yourself or employ a tree service. A tree service is a company or individual that offers tree planting, tree removal, and tree maintenance. They are generally regarded as a focal point of the tree care industry. Tree maintenance includes pruning, trimming, and diagnostics. This can be done with the help of instruments like the PTO wood chipper, which is a power take-off instrument that draws energy from the tractor’s PTO shaft to shred and to grind wood hence the name PTO wood chipper. PTO wood chippers can be used to shred, clear branches and mulch debris.

As earlier mentioned, tree care can be done by oneself or by a tree service. However, how do you know the best option to choose? We’ll help.

TREE CARE YOU CAN DIY

This section contains tree maintenance you can do on your own. 

Watering Your Tree – Trees in rainforests tend to have significantly more moisture and nutrients in the forest soil. Your isolated tree probably does not have the same luxuries. If you live in a drier climate, you should be watering your tree. Trees are just like plants, only bigger. It would be best if you watered your tree frequently to ensure it remains in good health.  If you have an older tree, you should water it once a week. If you’ve just planted a tree (1-2 weeks), you should water it daily. If your tree is between 3-12 weeks old, you should water it every 2 or 3 days.

Mulching – You can mulch a tree yourself. All you have to do is purchase the mulch and then surround the tree with the mulch. This is very beneficial for the health of the tree. It also reduces weed growth and improves the health of the soil.

TREE CARE FOR PROFESSIONALS

Soil Testing – Soil testing entails testing the soil to ensure it is fertile enough to handle a tree. Some soil may need treatment before you can plant a tree.

Trimming, Pruning, Removal of Dead Branches – While it is possible to do this yourself, you’re better off employing a professional service. Machines like the PTO wood chipper will be used to clear off dead branches without causing abrasions on the surface of the tree.

Tree Pests and Diseases – Unfortunately, pests and diseases also affect trees. When this happens, you’ll need professional help in removing these pests and treating the disease.

Tree Removal – Finally, we have tree removal. You never know how deep or shallow the root of a tree is. This is why you should attempt to remove a tree yourself. It’s better off left in the hands of professionals.

Most importantly, if you think you need help with tree removal, then you probably do. It can be dangerous work. Finding a licensed tree removal expert is never a bad idea! No shame in calling in an expert!