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Like any other season in Virginia, summertime comes with particular tree care responsibilities. The hot, dry days and stormy nights present unique challenges, for which you must prepare your trees. Fortunately, with proper tree inspection, cabling, and storm precautions, your trees will not just survive but thrive throughout the summer. So, schedule summer tree maintenance services with arboreal professionals.

Timber Works Tree Care offers such services to property owners in and around Marshall, VA.  We deliver high-quality tree care for all seasons, focusing on the health and happiness of your trees and property. Moreover, we use the safest and most effective methods available. For holistic and attentive tree care, contact us online or call (540) 692-9606.

Below, we discuss several ways to keep your trees healthy during the summer:

Tree Inspection

Before trimming your trees in the summer, get a professional tree inspection to check for potential problems. Perforated leaves, leaf dieback, bleeding sap, or borer holes could be signs of insect infestation. Moreover, spotted leaves, branch dieback, and other symptoms could point to infection or stress.

A common tree symptom during summers, yellow leaves could signal heat stress. Your tree may be trying to c0nserve water due to low moisture levels in the soil. Conversely, these signs may result from overwatering. A certified Timber Works arborist can help you determine your trees’ problems and how to make them healthy again. 

Trimming After Storms

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Although trees require year-round scrutiny, tree trimming should occur during the winter. Nevertheless, summer conditions—hot, dry weather and severe thunderstorms—make falling branches a serious risk during this season. Pruning dead, hanging, or otherwise dangerous limbs will help mitigate this risk, especially after a storm.

Moreover, summer is a great time to improve the look of your trees and overall property. If you plan to sell your home or property, spring and summer are the best chances to do so. Spare no expense on sprucing up your land. Consult with a certified arborist to determine whether pruning is necessary, then employ Timber Works’ skilled crew to trim your trees.

Soil Care

In the summer, continual soil care is integral to keeping your trees healthy and free of infestation, disease, and stress. Yet some trees require more water than others. Use a soaker or drip hose to hydrate large trees with a gradual, deep watering method. A good rule of thumb is to use 5 gallons of water for each inch of a tree’s trunk diameter, repeating the process each week with sparse rainfall.

Additionally, remember to continue fertilizing your trees in the summer as well. You can control weed growth in your plant beds to prevent these pesky species from stealing nutrients and water.

Severe Storm Prep

Virginia’s beautiful summer days come at the cost of occasional severe storms, including thunderstorms and hurricanes. Large trees with weak or heavy branches might need tree cabling or bracing to withstand harsh winds and pouring rain. A certified arborist from Timber Works can evaluate the structure of your trees. Doing so helps identify hazards and opportunities for cabling, bracing, corrective pruning, or tree removal.

Schedule Routine Tree Maintenance for Your Marshall, VA, Property

Timber Works Tree Care offers summer tree maintenance for residents of the Marshall, VA, area. We are proud members of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA). We understand what it takes to ensure the health of trees in a safe, efficient, and quality manner. With help from our certified arborists, your trees will never look better. Get a free quote from our experts and call (540) 692-9606.

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