Trees

Trees

National Arbor Day is April 27th and trees should definitely come to mind when Arbor Day is mentioned. The day is focused on conservation and planting trees is a large part of it. So as we enter April taking an evaluation of the trees in your yard would be a good use of time. With the winds of March finished looking for cracked, or broken branches is important. Are there any dangerous looking limbs that should be cut? As the trees are starting to bloom it should be easy to spot the trees that are not growing as they should.

It is also a good time to look and see if any of the trees are diseased, have foreign growth in them (such as mistletoe or ivy), or need to be cut down since they are dead. After removing any dead trees, limbs, etc. picking up sticks and limbs that are laying in the way of where you would normally cut grass will save unnecessary wear on your mower.  Pruning any trees that need it, and starting (or continuing) a tree fertilizing campaign should help with healthy growth. Finally, planting trees in your yard can be a great start to an enhanced landscape.