Posted on Sep 18, 2008 | Comments 0
We see trees all over the surroundings–in the parks, around the house, along the streets, and in the natural areas. Trees are very precious in today’s world.
Trees benefit us in many ways. Trees make life pleasant, increases beauty of our surroundings as well as property values.
They give shade and conserve energy, control pollution and provide fresh air, reduce noise, add value to the house, and moderate the effects of sun, wind, and rain.
The existence of trees in our surroundings has been for several decades and it is not because of just putting a seed in the ground, but there is much more involved in the development of seed into a tree.
A proper care is crucial in the development process of a tree in your garden. Tree care keeps tree in a healthy and very best condition.
According to the recent researches, when tree care is done properly, they become valuable and demands three times the amount you invest on it.
So, one must understand the tree care and its natural requirements to make them grow healthily and live longer.
Tips for tree care
As with human beings, trees also need proper nourishment and care. Here are some of the tips for a proper tree care in your garden:
Tree transplant is a procedure that involves digging up a tree and planting it an appropriate location for better growth. Size of the tree is vital in transplanting.
It is more beneficial to transplant a small tree instead of transplanting after it loses all its leaves. While moving a tree, it can undergo transplant shock and it may die or become unattractive.
So, prior to transplanting a tree, ensure that the root ball and its soil are in good condition. Also, soak the plant thoroughly after tree transplant.
Water the transplanted tree to soak both the root ball and the soil. Remember that watering the tree is to be done immediately after tree transplant to avoid stress–related problems.
You need to water the transplanted trees regularly throughout the growing season. However, watering too much or too little can rot the tree.
Staking a tree is essential to protect and support the growth of root and trunk of a tree. Although staking plays a supportive role, an improper way of tree staking can make the tree to have an artificial support instead of a natural supportive trunk and root system.
This weakens the tree growth and results in a tree growing taller but not wider. So, understand when and how to stake a tree.
Critical root zone (CRZ), also known as tree protection zone, is one of the key factors for a tree care. For any tree, it is essential to consider its CRZ and make corrections accordingly.
It is the zone that usually establishes to protect the surface area of the roots so that it gets sufficient water and important nutrients necessary for a healthy tree growth.
Mulching is the best way to improve the health of a tree. Mulches are the materials that improve oxygen level, soil structure, preserves moisture, and controls soil temperature levels. Mulches, when placed properly on the soil surface, provide an attractive and beautiful appearance to the tree.
Fertilizers are more essential for a transplanted tree in the first few years. In general, all trees need to be fertilized entire year. But, some trees such as woody trees need no fertilizers. This is because fertilizers can cause damage to the roots of the tree. So, before using fertilizers, ensure that the tree is damage-free from fertilizers.
Pruning is essential while transplanting trees. It is a process of trimming or cutting off the needless branches, or roots from a tree.
Pruning a tree depends on its root ball size, health of the tree, and the species transplanted. It helps a tree to develop a tough structure and attractive appearance. So, prune a tree carefully for a better development in the tree.