Summer Tree Care

While it might be the end of the summer, that does not mean that proper tree care can be neglected. You want to make sure you are giving your trees all of the TLC they need to thrive year-round. Here are a few suggestions on how to care for your trees during the late summer months in Ephrata.

Inspect Your Trees

The first thing you should do is take a walk around your property and carefully look at each individual tree, noting if there is any damage or any signs of disease. If you see any signs that your trees are being eaten by a pest or that they might be diseased, visit our garden center to get tips on how to mitigate this kind of damage. Be sure to take note of any branches that need to be pruned too.

Prune Your Trees

Pruning trees is an art form. It takes an experienced and steady hand to do this without causing further damage to your trees. If you have the tools and know-how to do this, prune away the dead or diseased limbs. You can also prune your trees to reduce the density of the branches, to raise the vertical clearance or to decrease the height or spread of the tree.

Cable or Brace Weak Limbs

Sometimes, your beloved trees need a little extra help, especially after a severe storm has rolled through your area. When you have weak limbs cabled or braced, that can help your tree survive and thrive. This is also a job that is best left to a professional, and he or she can make sure your trees get the extra TLC they need to keep growing properly and healthily.

If you are concerned about the trees on your property, or if you are interested in purchasing more, let us know. We can offer advice and help you select the best trees for your garden and landscaping.

Would you like to learn more about tree care near Ephrata? Call Root’s Nurseries at 717-898-0041, or you can contact us.