Living in a place surrounded by beautiful palm trees makes it very easy to make a statement. It adds that tropical elegance to your home. Palm trees need proper care to help you have a look good and healthy, otherwise problems may happen and serious problems may lead to palm tree removal Silkstone.
While you care for your palm trees and want the best care for them, avoid these palm tree care mistakes that will lead to pest and disease or even lead to the death of your beautiful tree.
Improper mulching. Palm mulching helps the tree maintain moisture and add colour to the landscape. On the other hand, when improperly placed or too much palm is placed can lead to trunk rot. Improper mulching can also cause abnormal root and palm development.
Improper pruning. Palm trimming is required for some species that are not self-cleaning palms such as Christmas palms where the palm fronds fall off.
Palms like Coconut or Date palms need pruning or dead fronds removal to look pleasing. The most common mistake made is over-pruning of palm trees or pencil topping and this is harmful to palms. This kind of pruning is believed to make a palm tree hurricane ready. The truth is palm trees are hurricane ready by nature. Over-trimming palm trees cause the trunk to thin out over time making the palm shaky in a hurricane or in hi winds causing it to break.
Improper watering. Most established palms do not require frequent irrigation. Having sprinkler heads directly spray water on palm or trunks can course the trunk to rot. Also, nozzles next to palms or constant irrigation to palms cause root rot which may lead to the death of the palm.
Trees need proper care and maintenance like all living things around us, a tree can grow sick and even die. Usually, we tend to disregard the needs and sensitivities, and that improper care for a tree may cause it to get sick and perhaps end up dying.
So how can you prevent a tree from dying? It is important to avoid common tree care mistakes, that many homeowners carelessly do without realising that they are damaging or killing their tree. Bad pruning and untimely pruning can be enough cause to get your tree in a precarious situation.
Avoid the following tree care mistakes:
Cutting incorrectly. You do not just cut a branch, so be sure to cut it the right way. There are wrong ways of cutting a branch and bad pruning hurts the tree. Trees react when branches or limbs are cut. Trees seal the cut would as protection from insects, decay, and diseases creeping into the tree. Cutting too close to the tree or too far from it can affect the sealing ability of the collar. Cutting incorrectly and pruning at a wrong time leaves your tree susceptible to all kinds of problems. Use expert tree pruning service Bundamba to ensure the job is done right.
Inappropriate watering. Trees need water to live, and too much or too little water can affect their health, which can be enough cause to send your tree to an early grave. Trees are sensitive to over or underwatering, because most of the time we just rely on the weather to naturally deal with tree watering.
Trees younger than 5 years require more attention and are more sensitive to under or overwatering. When you are getting less rain than usual during the summer, you should intervene. However, make sure not to overwater the tree, otherwise, it will make it for the tree to find any oxygen in the soil.
Inexperienced Looping. Heavy-duty pruning or looping should be done right as amateur lopping can be incredibly bad for your tree. In many cases, amateurs do not know how much a tree can take without dying.
Cutting off too much foliage stresses the tree and creates problems, including:
Leave the job to an expert arborist to ensure the best future growth of your tree. You can avoid tree mistakes when you have a professional arborist take care of your trees.