The best time to prune or trim trees and shrubs is late winter when they’re in a dormant state. Pruning during the dormant season is optimal because: The wounds heal much faster, keeping the plant strong and vibrant. There is also less risk of disease or pest infestation because there is less sap flowing.
It turns out money does grow on trees. Well, sorta. Studies show that trees can increase a home's total value by as much as 15%. Plus, trees can save you money on utilities, improve your quality of life, provide privacy, noise control and much more. Planting trees are one of the few home improvements you can make that not only adds value immediately but also increases in value as the years go by; while interior decor and design concepts regularly go out of style and mechanical systems wear down, plants grow fuller and more robust as the years go by.
Winter was brutal this year, with a snow days for 5 consecutive weeks! All that heavy snow and ice we experienced caused some damage to our beautiful lush Kansas City trees. The weaker trees in your yard tend to suffer the worst damage as a result of a winter filled with snow and ice.
Spring Tree Inspection & What You Want To Look For
Spring is right around the corner, or at least we think it is! Inspecting your trees for winter damage in the early spring will allow you to dodge storm season without any damage and to reap the full benefits of the growing season!
The past winter storms and the current strong winds can cause a ton of damage to your trees and have the potential to become a hazard to your home or pedestrians. Before spring arrives, we suggest scheduling a spring tree inspection to ensure that your trees are in tip-top shape for the growing and storm season.
If you're a do-it-yourselfer, then download our Spring Tree Care Guide for Kansas City! Otherwise, read below!
Cartwright Tree Care's Spring Tree Care Tips
For a few months now, we've been lamenting about the chilly air surrounding us. We've found ourselves dreaming of cooler weather and brighter days that last longer! While some of us appreciate the gifts of winter, (giving seeds a period of rest to prepare for their new growth and letting any unhealthy plants die, naming a couple) many of us also seek to see spring's beautiful creations. This brings us to some spring tree care considerations!
While spring has not quite sprung, we can feel her arrival as we head into March, the weather warms up a bit, and the frigid winter weather ebbs. At Cartwright Tree Care, this is a vital time for a few spring tree care tasks. Thus, you will do well to consider your plans for making sure your trees are in the best possible shape!
Hopefully your vision is one of vitality, optimally shaped trees and bushes, and an overall magnificently inviting landscape. How's that for a wonderfully planned outcome?! There will be necessary steps that you take to make it your reality. Perhaps you need to maintain existing plants, shrubs, and trees. You may need to have your trees pruned or take that task upon yourself. It is possible that you need to have some unsightly limbs removed. Whatever the case is for you, you'll do well to assure yourself that you have the necessary time, energy, and resources to put toward your spring tree care undertakings.
As these tasks can add up quickly and you may not be prepared to do them all, we want to let you know that Cartwright Tree Care is here to help. We know how lovely it is to see your plan come to fruition, so we take pride in helping you create a beautiful yard! Therefore, we offer some resources on our website that ought to help you learn about any skills you'll need, precautions to take, and the best methods for your spring tree care completion. Whether you need to hire our crew or not, we seek to make sure that you'll be able to sit back and enjoy your efforts when the work is done.