June 21st, 2022 will officially mark the first day of summer and each season is important in the lives of trees and shrubs. Spring is a vital time for trees to reproduce. Fall is important as trees prepare for a long-drawn-out winter. But summer is the best time of year for trees as they soak up the sun and do most of their growing.

Because summer is important in the life cycle of trees, it is important to give your trees every advantage possible. Here are some of the things we can do to help trees survive and thrive during the hottest time of the year.

Mulching – A very common tree health practice in Central New Jersey, mulching around and under trees and shrub areas adds a layer of organic material. When put into the feeding zone, it breaks down and gives roots nutrients. Mulch should be added every few years, so a new cycle of organic material is continuously feeding trees and shrubs.

Pro Tip – When applying mulch, it should be a few inches thick, all the way around the tree and often as far out as the canopy of the tree. Leave a few inches between the mulch and the trunk of the tree.

Irrigation Practices – Along with a good mulch, irrigation is probably the most important aspect of tree care. Long and slow watering of trees will give time for the water to penetrate deep into the root systems. Generally 1x per week of deep watering will help the tree thrive in even the most extreme summers here in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex Counties.

Pro Tip – Be careful of overwatering trees and shrubs. Overwatering can be more harmful than underwatering and can interfere with nutrient intake, especially for younger trees.

Pest Inspections for Trees and Shrubs – In a perfect environment, trees and shrubs can usually resist pest damage. Since trees exist in nature, summer is most likely the time when pests will attack otherwise healthy trees.

How do you spot signs of insects and other pests?

  • Look for wet spots from borers and birds
  • Defoliation
  • Spotted leaves
  • Visible insect nests
  • Webs, silk, or galls

Treating infestation quickly and often prevent serios damage. When a tree has be severely damaged and cannot be saved, always call the professionals at Kristen Tree Service for a free estimate

Cabling or Bracing Weak Trees – Tree service professionals have tools and methods to deal with trees that are not structurally sound.

  • Corrective pruning of trees
  • Preventative tree pruning
  • Bracing
  • Cabling
At Kristian Tree Service, our experts will provide you with affordable and professional tree services for every month of the year.

When you hire a professional tree or shrub trimmer, always make sure they are fully insured. Hiring a professional tree service company like Kristian Tree Service will ensure the tree and shrub trimming project is done fast and affordably.

When Hiring a professional Tree Service Company like Kristian Tree Service, you can expect a quick response to your request. They have professional tree climbers who can remove a problem tree in a quick and safe manner.

Kristian Tree Service can take care of all your tree trimming and tree care services. Services also include stump grinding services and clean up services.

Professional Tree and Shrub Trimming and Removal Services in Freehold, NJ

If you think you have a tree that needs to be removed for any reason, call Kristian Tree Service at (732) 955-1200 for an evaluation.

We will inspect the tree and see if it can be saved or if it needs to be removed.

Our professionally trained crews and specialized equipment will make sure we remove the trees safely and efficiently.

Click here for a free quote on tree removal services.

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