TREE REMOVALS & ARTISTIC
DETAILED TRIMMING & PRUNING
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“He who plants a tree, plants a hope. …
Heaven and earth help him who plants a tree,
and his work its own reward shall be.”
— LUCY LARCOM
HAVE AN OAK TREE? tips for care
Those fortunate enough to have a live oak on their property
can take measures to prevent damage and encourage healthy
PRUNE PROPERLY. Oaks should be pruned in winter to
reduce the risk of oak wilt, a disease than can sicken or even
kill the tree.
FERTILIZE. Since most landscaping involves gathering up
fallen leaves and other debris instead of leaving them to
decompose and nourish the tree’s roots, live oaks may need
PROTECT THE ROOTS. Most people are cau-tious
about tree limbs when working near a tree,
but it’s easy to forget about the roots. When
planning any construction or extensive land-scaping,
be mindful of the live oak’s root system.
PLANTING AN OAK TREE?
tips for the best results
PLANT IN THE FALL. Planting as the weather cools
gives the tree a chance to establish itself before
putting out new leaves in the spring.
MIND THE ROOTS. Roots buried too deep will suffocate.
The root flare (the spot where the trunk base begins to
widen) should be 1-2 inches above ground. Avoid “volcano
mulching” — piling up mulch around the base of the
trunk so it covers the root flare and bark.
WATER CAREFULLY. It is best to saturate the
ground and let it dry fully between
waterings. Once a live oak is established,
it doesn’t need to be watered except in