Trees in your garden can provide year round interest and provide a welcome habitat for birds and wildlife as well as flowers in the spring time and fruit in the summer.
However, many species of trees can appear to be dead during the winter months, leading to accidental removal of an actually healthy tree. You should have dead or diseased trees professionally removed to avoid the risk of one falling and causing damage to property, but how do you tell which ones are healthy and which need to go?
Trees can provide a property with a range of benefits, like shade and clean air, and can even help you to lower your energy bill when placed strategically around your home. They also serve as natural ornaments that can add value to a home. However, trees can also be a hazard, and can cause considerable damage in some situations, each of which shall be discussed here.
If you are currently thinking about purchasing a property that has trees on it, or are thinking about planting some trees around your home, make sure you consider the following before making a decision.
Yew trees can provide evergreen colour in your garden all year round, producing a crop of bright red berries to brighten up the dark during the winter months. Although yew trees have similar leaves to conifers, they respond much better to being trimmed and pruned.
Your local tree service company could tidy up your yews as part of their annual maintenance visit, or you could do the job yourself by following the guidelines below.
When it comes to maintaining trees in your home, regular watering, trimming, and inspecting them is critical in preserving their appearance all year round. However, there are times when trees may show signs of poor growth and retardation even after following the proper maintenance routine. In most of these cases, the main problem could be soil compaction around the trees. Soil compaction occurs as one walks or uses heavy equipment such as mowers around the tree.
Trees don't appreciate confinement by man-made limits, such as buildings or pipes, and they sometimes fight back as they grow, causing damage to properties and driveways.
Here's some advice on how to keep your trees' roots under control without killing your trees.
Cut roots with care
Although it may be tempting to simply cut through intrusive roots and pull them out, this can very very harmful to the tree. The wounds created by grinding or cutting the roots provide the perfect entry point for diseases and pests, in addition to stressing the tree.