February: Time to Begin Spring Tree Care
★ Spring Tree Care Tips for the Fort Worth Area ★
With a forecast of 80 degrees in the first week of February – Spring is in the Air!
But not so fast. Here in North Texas, we could still have an ice storm (or two!) before February is over.
Winter Can Be Challenging for Landscape Trees
Late winter is the best time to begin spring tree care.
We tend to take trees for granted.
For best results, the beautiful and graceful trees in our landscapes need attention just as much as prize lawns.
Spring Tree Care Tips
Check Your Trees. Look for any sign of damage during the winter.
This includes split bark, broken branches, fungus and more.
2. Mulch your trees!
Mulch insulates the soil and provides a buffer from temperature extremes. Add mulch to a depth of 3-4 inches.
From Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Mulching: “The use of mulch is vital in Texas. A mulch layer on the soil surface allows the soil to soak up more water. It also reduces the rate of water loss from the soil. Mulches modify the soil temperature in home gardens….Winter mulch insulates the roots, crowns, and stems of winter crops from extremely low temperatures. In the summer, proper mulching helps keep the soil cooler.”
3. If winter weather has been dry, be sure to deeply water your trees.
Water is critical during leaf and shoot development.
4. If winter weather has been wet, check for standing water.
Tree fungus can be an issue in wet weather. Tree fungus will need professional treatment.
5. Fertilize trees in early spring to promote grow all year.
6. Late February is a good time for planting new trees.
7. Complete pruning of oak trees before February 15 to minimize chances of oak wilt infestation.
8. Late winter is the best time for dead tree removal.
Protect Your Trees and Landscape Investment – Call Harrod’s Arbor Tech
Now is the time for winter tree maintenance! Call us as soon as possible to get on the schedule for treatment of your trees and shrubs.
- Timing is critical to the success if dormant oil application is needed for insect infestation. Spraying needs to be done before insects become active in spring; and before trees begin spring budding.
- Tree trimming is best done in winter while trees are still dormant.
- Feed trees with a spring fertilizer.
Harrod’s Arbor Tech Emergency Tree Services
Got winter storm damage to trees or landscape plants? Ice storms and high winds can cause significant damage to trees.
Dallas Fort Worth winters can be brutal on trees and plants. We have weather events ranging from unexpected winter ice storms to tornado force winds.
Call us if you have a fallen tree or multiple fallen trees and need Emergency Tree Storm Damage Services.
Harrod’s Arbor Tech – Residential and Commercial Tree Service
We proudly work with Residential and Commercial clients. Our clients include private homes, churches, land developers, property management companies, public works, schools, highway departments, malls, restaurants and more.
Jimmy Harrod Jr. (“JJ”) at Harrod’s Arbor Tech provides all tree services: tree removals, stump grinding, tree trimming and pruning, tree spraying and pest control, landscaping and tree installation, tree cabling and bracing, and high quality firewood.
Harrod’s Arbor Tech has 24 hour (24/7) emergency tree services. We also provide storm cleanup and emergency tree service with removal for fallen or broken trees.
Call Us for a Free Estimate
Click the button below, or call us today at 817-596-3788 for a free estimate and find out how Harrod’s Arbor Tech can help your home and/or business with all of your tree service needs. (Ask about our senior and military discounts.)
And – remember to order your holiday firewood! We deliver and stack firewood – you enjoy your beautiful, warm and inviting fireplace with firewood delivered from Harrod’s Arbor Tech.