Little Ways To Show Your Trees You Love Them

Your trees are an extension of your family, and you need to show them the love that you would show anything else that you care about – even if it isn’t easy. As a homeowner, your trees need to take up at least a small space in your brain. The steps that you take to show your trees that you love them don’t have to be huge – they can be small, subtle things that you do just a few times a year.

Ready to show your trees that you love them? Here are a few ways you can do just that:

5. Regularly Water Your Trees

  • Make sure to use clean, fresh water
  • Don’t overwater, especially in the spring
  • Pay attention to soil moisture

Watering your trees is a great way to make them feel appreciated. They will be able to bloom easier, spread nutrients, and even withstand some terrible weather. While it is important to conserve water wherever possible, you can use rain collecting tubs or other recycling methods to get the water you need to keep your trees watered.

According to the Arbor Day Blog, “During the first couple growing seasons, your newly planted tree is expending a lot of energy trying to get its roots established in the soil. Especially during the first few summers of your new trees life, it will have a difficult time dealing with heat and drought. You can make this easier by providing water and covering the soil with wood-chip mulch. Deep watering can help speed the root establishment. Deep water consists of keeping the soil moist to a depth that includes all the roots.”

4. Try Not To Stake Your Tree

  • Improper staking can do much damage
  • Only professionals should stake trees
  • Younger trees are better to stake

Most people won’t stake their trees in order to harm them. In fact, people don’t realize that staking a tree can harm it at all. We do it to help promote root growth or trunk stability in younger trees. However, some people will use them too late and they will impede growth.

Most tree planters don’t understand, according to ThoughtCo, that improper staking can do quite a bit of damage. It will replace the support that the tree naturally has and give it an artificial support that will cause the tree to grow in the wrong way.

3. Prune Away Dead Parts Of The Tree

  • Makes the tree look better
  • Can prevent the spread of infestations or diseases
  • Works with many different trees

One of the simplest things you can do to your trees to show them that you appreciate them is to get them trimmed on a regular basis. This means that you have professionals come and look for problematic places and cut the tree back using proper techniques.

Pruning can be a lifesaver for a tree – there are many problems that can be thwarted with just a simple prune in the exact right place. Not only will it make your trees feel better, it will make your wallet feel better as well. Regular pruning has been shown to eliminate costly problems later in your tree’s life. According to The Tree Care Guide, pruning back your trees can be helpful with so many different situations and infestations.

2. Mulch It In The Right Way

  • Mulch can help or hurt a tree
  • Make sure to use proper mulching techniques
  • Use high-quality mulch

One of the best things you can do to show your trees that you love them is to mulch around the base of the tree. This will help your tree in so many ways. It will encourage water and nutrient absorption, fend off pests, help with stability, keep it safe from the elements, and even prevent decay. When you use high-quality mulch, it can quickly become your tree’s best friend.

However, using improper mulching techniques or low-quality mulch can actually do quite a bit of damage, according to House Logic. Make sure you are picking a mulch that has high levels of the things that you want and low levels of the things that you definitely want to avoid.

1. Connect To Your Tree’s Deeper Well Being

  • Think about your tree’s environment
  • Try to reduce hazardous chemical usage
  • Reduce your own carbon footprint

One of the best things that you can do to show your trees that you love them is to simply think about what you put them through on a daily basis. Do you use hazardous chemicals? Do you pick up the litter that flies onto your property? Are you weeding around the base? The little steps that you take to show your trees that you care will go a long way in making them feel healthy.

While it might seem a bit strange to assign human feelings onto trees at all, consider the Tree Sisters’ approach to tree care: “Offer thanks to trees as you walk by or receive gifts from them. Support our tree friends by planting and tending them, reducing wood and paper use, choosing recycled or greener options, scaling back consumption and energy use, and donating to groups that protect our precious planet. Linking small, personal actions with love for trees or broader values makes them more meaningful and rewarding.”

If you are looking for a tree care professional in Redwood City, give Econo Tree Service a call today at (650) 200-2495. We will help you to better understand your trees and how to handle any watering, planting, pruning, or other tree issues that you may find – of course, we can also help you with other issues as well, including any seasonal tree care needs that you may have. We will provide you with the best possible tree service in the area, and provide you with real solutions that work.

Header image thanks to Jennifer C. on Flickr!
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