Do Mature Trees Need Any Type of Specialized Attention

Posted on Jan 3, 2019 9:00:00 AM by Stephanie Morgan

Do Mature Trees Need Any Type of Specialized Attention | The Experienced Gardener | The Experienced Gardener

There are some types of plants that need a lot of attention and care. You have to protect them from threats like pests and disease and give them the nutrients they need on a regular basis. Some people avoid having high maintenance plants in their home and garden because of the time and effort they require. One type of plant that seems to take care of itself without any intervention is mature trees. Their roots go deep so they can get the water they need and small threats are not a problem. But, even mature trees need a little attention from time to time. They are less likely to have issues than many other types of plants but when a problem does arise it is usually a big problem. There are three proactive things that you can do to promote the health and longevity of the mature trees in your yard: systemic injections, deep root feedings, and tree growth management.

Systemic Injections

Systemic injections can do a number of different things for the trees surrounding your home. These injections can be used to treat problems in trees such as disease, insect infestations, and nutrient deficiencies. The treatment needed is injected directly into the truck of the tree and spreads throughout, treating from the inside. Systemic injections can also help protect your trees when used as a method for delivering insecticides and fungicides.

Deep Root Feedings

Deep root feedings, or deep root fertilization, is a process where you deliver nutrients to the roots of the tree. The fertilizer has to be placed strategically so the roots of the tree come in contact with it. This can help protect trees from developing issues with insects and disease. In addition, it can encourage new growth for trees that seem to be growing more slowly than expected.

Tree Growth Management

Tree growth management is good for your trees and your home. Overgrowth can lead to branches that become overloaded with weight and eventually crack and break. When you stay on top of tree growth management you will be able to notice potential issues like disease and pests quickly. Managing the growth of your trees will help protect them from damage and prevent potentially expensive damage to your house down the line.

It can take a while to notice disease or a pest issue on a mature tree and once one of these issues sets in it can be difficult to reverse. A dead or dying tree can be dangerous to anyone who spends time in your yard and costly to take down. You can protect the health of your mature trees with proactive tasks like deep root feedings, systemic injections, and tree growth management. The tree experts at The Experienced Gardener can help you with any or all of these tasks. 

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