At Six Diamonds Tree Services and Landscaping we are here to serve you all year long.
1. Did you put holiday lights on your outside trees?
Make sure you remove (or at least loosen) your holiday lights before growing season. Leaving lights on may eventually kill the tree or the branches if they are tightly wrapped.
2. Rock Salt Affects Your Trees
Did you know that rock salt can affect the ability of your tree’s roots to absorb nutrients, oxygen, and water?!? Look for a rock salt alternative such as coarse builder sand or calcium chloride. They may be more expensive but they won’t be as harmful to the health of your tree.
3. Watch out for Dead or Broken Branches
Your branches can get weighed down by snow and ice causing them to break. Check your trees periodically. Be careful if we have a heavy snow, especially if the tree is close to your home. Call Six Diamonds Tree Services if you need a free estimate.
Are Trees More Dangerous in Winter
Most trees native to our climate are perfectly prepared for the deep freeze temperatures of winter. They spend the winter months in dormancy, much like hibernation, where everything within the tree slows down such as metabolism, growth, etc.
Roots are generally protected under the soil and snow acts as an insulator. Trees contain less water in winter, but more sugar, which acts like an antifreeze. Cellular mechanisms inside the tree will change as temperatures cool, which help the tree to cope with the stress of winter freezing.
Sudden or prolonged extreme freezing can cause problems, but for the most part, your trees are no more dangerous in winter than they are in summer.
But that also means your trees are still susceptible to storm damage. Weak or dead limbs, disease, or insect damage can all contribute to creating a potentially dangerous tree.
If you have any concerns about trees on your property, give us a call. We work all winter long! Consider Six Diamonds Tree Services. Fully licensed and insured. Over 25 years of experience in our community.
Free, no obligation estimates: (845) 878-7888