But why check trees now, in winter?
"By the time you notice a tree is sick or in danger, it's usually too late and broken limbs or rotten trunks will have you wishing you had checked your trees earlier." says R.J. Laverne, a certified arborist with The Davey Tree Expert Company.
Spring will be here before we know it, so it’s time to prepare your trees for the remaining weeks of winter ahead and look forward to a happy, healthy change in season.
STEP ONE: INSPECT TREES. Check your trees from the roots up for the following signs:
STEP TWO: LOOK FOR SPECIFIC TREE PROBLEMS. Inclement weather isn't the only event threatening the health of your trees. Diseases and bug infestations can wipe out entire lots and species of trees. Look out for pests and follow these steps.
STEP THREE: SCHEDULE A TREE CHECK-UP. Notice something that worries you? When in doubt, schedule a free consultation. Hire a professionally trained arborist to provide the best care for your trees. Arborists will acknowledge current hazards, explain potential concerns and may find something you missed.
Remember, it won’t take all day… monitoring trees can be done quickly and will save money in the long run. In most cases, treating trees is far less expensive than removing and replacing them. When it comes to trees, being proactive is key.