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Read on for great Tree Tips!
From Mansion section of Wall Street Journal article, “When Money Grows on Trees”
“Did you know that investing the the health of your trees will pay off in market value? According to Wes Kocher, a spokesman for the International Society of Arboriculture, a nonprofit group that certifies arborist, “Homes with mature trees and well-landscaped yards can sell for as much as 20% over homes without those features.”
A 2010 study by the U.S. Forest Service conducted in Portland, Oregon found that the presence of a single “street tree” in front of the home added over $7000.00 to its sale price. The streetptree effect spilled over to neighboring house, increasing property values as well as helping the homes sell faster.”
How Can You Care for Your Tree?
Keep it healthy! Healthy trees fare better in severe weather.
- Thinning the tree canopy to reduce wind sail in high winds.
- Promote healthy root growth by fertilizing new trees.
- Maintain existing growth in old trees.
- Make sure weeds or grass are not depleting the nutrients from your soil before the tree can use it. Mulch to reduce the growth of weeds and grass near your trees.
- Apply mulch correctly! Do not overmuch. Don’t build it up around the tree trunk. This can cause decay on the tree trunk as well as provide a warm home for rodents in the winter who may check the bark of your trees.
- Keep the lawn mower and weed wacker away from your trees in order to protect the bark.
Should you fertilize your trees? This winter our team of arborists can assess the health of your trees for free. They will assess twig and branch growth and retention, assess premature fall coloration and leaf drop, leaf size and retention, leaf color, and finally overall reduce plant growth and vigor. A soil analysis may be recommended to help determine or confirm whether supplemental fertilization is needed.
Late Winter and Early Spring Fertilization
According to the Virginia Cooperative Extension fertilizer should be applied when plants need it, when it will be most effective, and when plants can readily take it up. The best time of year to apply fertilization is before new growth and when there is no draught. Late winter and early spring are ideal times to fertilize.
Johnny Timbers, Inc.
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- Plant and tree health care
- Tree pruning
- Tree removal
- Stump grinding
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