When the seasons change in New Zealand, farmers and households must modify how they care for their plants and trees. Certain species may be at risk of illness, breakage, or freezing as temperatures drop or precipitation increases. As the temperatures begin to fall, the team at Armes Trees Solutions want to ensure that you are doing all possible to safeguard and feed your trees. Check out the following hints for preparing your trees for the forthcoming autumn and winter months. Even in cold weather, you may be assured of the health of your farm or garden with adequate planning and competent assistance from New Zealand arborists.

Pruning Trees

Tree trimming is an important element of tree maintenance all year, but winter is the greatest season to prune trees and other plants. Pruning is the removal of damaged branches or limbs to benefit the remainder of the tree. This method offers a number of advantages, including weight reduction and increased aesthetic appeal. When the sun gets closer to the ground in the winter, trees produce a greater shadow and block the sun from reaching the remainder of your yard or garden.

Pruning branches at this time of year allows your garden to breathe and enjoy the light. As you remove any dead or dying branches to aid in the general health of the tree, it can help preserve their health during the winter months. Winter is also an excellent season to prune trees since the branches are bare, making it simple to see which branches are unhealthy or producing difficulties.

Mulch the Area Around the Tree

Although they may appear to be inactive during the winter months, this time of year is critical in a tree’s life cycle because the cold weather helps your trees to enter a latent growth stage and stock up on all the vital nutrients they utilised for development during the warmer months.

A modest quantity of mulch applied to the roots of your trees at this time of year is a smart method to aid them along. Mulching is good for trees and gardens all year, but especially in the winter. During the winter, a thin layer of mulch acts as a blanket over the soil, keeping the tree roots warm. When the tree is exposed to rain or water, mulch can aid to hold that water and make it more accessible to the trees. Certain varieties of mulch can help repel pests looking for a place to nest during the winter months. Every six months, homeowners should mulch around their trees. However, don’t over-mulch your trees; a thick coating might prevent enough oxygen from reaching the roots and attract pests.

Remove any Fallen Fruit and Debris.

During the autumn season, leaves fall around the tree, providing a breeding ground for pests and illnesses. Keep the space surrounding your trees free of any litter or leaf debris that has accumulated over the previous months to prevent these diseases from spreading to the tree. Keeping the space clear also promotes a healthy flow of air throughout the cold months. Begin this technique in the fall to save a lengthy day of effort in the winter.

Get In Touch With Us

Tree care may be both time-consuming and dangerous. If you have any concerns regarding the health of your trees, it is always a good idea to consult with a properly trained arborist. From delivering a report on the health of your trees to removing trees that constitute a risk to property, save yourself a hassle and allow the pros to perform the task securely and efficiently!

Armes Trees Solutions are tree management professionals that proudly serve residential, business, and government clients across the Wellington region. To guarantee that your trees are cared for and maintained, we only employ the most up-to-date tree surgery techniques and equipment. We take pleasure in keeping our employees up to speed on industry knowledge and expertise. When you want expert advice and help, our team of experienced tree surgeons is always available. Contact us today for any tree servicing or maintenance needs!