Tips To Take Care A Tree
If you’ve celebrated Arbor Day by planting a tree this spring or recently added some young trees to your landscape, in the early stages of growth, it’s important to give them proper care. Here’s a look at how to look after a newly-planted tree and provide the best care and climate for your new tree to grow large and solid.
It’s going to take some time for it to get used to its surroundings when you first plant your tree. Although mature trees can survive from normal precipitation, new trees must be regularly watered.
Watering every day is necessary during the first few weeks of growth to bring the moisture and oxygen that the tree requires to establish a healthy root system. The trees should be watered at least once a week during the first year, and more often during droughts or dry periods.
Mulching A Young Tree
The most important tip we can provide is how to take care of a freshly planted tree. Watering! It’s easy! Your tree allows moisture to enter its young roots, but to maintain the moisture, mulching is important. However, if too much mulch is laid, this can produce a moist and cool atmosphere where diseases and fungi normally thrive. To ensure adequate air circulation, apply a 2-4′′ layer of organic mulch around a young tree and leave an inch or two of un-mulched space around the base or trunk of the tree.
A young tree would not usually need pruning during the first year of growth, but if you find branch defects at the time of planting, they should be trimmed away to allow fresh, safe branches to grow and flourish. The growth of a newly planted tree can be stunted by too much trimming, so it’s best to save more severe trimming and pruning for later years.
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