Preparing Your Trees For Spring

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Preparing Your Trees For Spring

Spring is only a month away! Are your trees ready for the warmer weather ahead? There are many ways to make sure your trees will thrive in Spring 2021, as well as survive late spring freezes. Taking care of your trees ahead of time can help them grow and stay healthy. Here are some tips for getting your trees ready for the spring season:

Testing Your Soil

The first thing you should do is get your soil tested and figure out the pH level. If your soil isn’t at the level it should be, you will have to make some adjustments. Being able to get your soil to where it needs to be before spring is very helpful. Different trees and plants grow best at a variety of soil levels, so do your research on what’s best for your specific trees. If you are ever unsure, contact Dudley Tree for soil tips!

Adding Nutrients

If you need to add nutrients to your soil, now is the time to do it. Phosphorus, potassium, and nitrogen need some time to be absorbed by the soil and spread evenly throughout it. Applying these nutrients weeks prior to the growing season is best to let the roots get to all of them. 

Planting Trees

If you are thinking about planting a tree or two, now is the time to prepare. Late winter is a good time to plant bare-root trees. When you plant any trees, don’t be afraid to give them some protection against the cold. It can help them grow more. Try to wrap your tree in dry blankets, but avoid anything that can stimulate the tree into coming out of its dormant state. This could cause the tree to not survive the cold. If the blankets get wet, be sure to replace them, so they don’t get too heavy and cold on your trees. 

Prune Trees

Dead tree branches are extra exposed during the winter, so it’s a great time to prune! Don’t cut too close to the tree because exposed bark isn’t good in the cold. You should also prune any branches that are getting too close to each other. If you are looking to prune your trees this winter, reach out to Dudley Tree. We will be able to reach any branches that you can’t!

Contact Dudley Tree

Spring is almost here! Are you ready? The tree experts at Dudley Tree are here to make sure your trees are healthy and happy. Do you need any tree removal, pruning, or stump removal services? Contact us for more information on all our tree services! Call us today or send us a message through our contact form to reach our tree experts.

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Best Trees to Plant in Massachusetts Climate

Are you already planning for springtime? Sometimes thinking of getting ready for the warmer weather gets you through the winter! If you are looking to plant some trees in your yard this spring, you should see what is best compatible with the New England climate. Here are some trees we recommend planting in your yard:

Northern Red Oak

Northern Red Oak trees are a perfect addition to your yard. They can provide a lot of shade on sunny days and become an excellent red color during the fall season. It is a tree known for growing fast, so it’s a great tree to plant on your property. It can easily manage pollution and compacted soil, so it is known as a “street tree”. Northern Red Oaks can grow to be between 60-75′ and spread about 45′.

Kousa Dogwood

Kousa Dogwoods are also known as Japanese Dogwood trees. It is a visually appealing tree that will give your yard a beautiful look year-round. The flowers on the dogwoods bloom later than typical trees, letting you enjoy the beauty late into the spring. The leaves are typically a purple shade in the fall, which allows for some unique coloring to appear in your yard. The white flowers smell amazing and can be seen in the late spring into the summer. They typically grow to be between 15-25′ and spread 25′.

Eastern Redbud

Eastern redbud trees have pink blossoms, and they turn into a heart shape. These trees look great in any yard and can add a unique touch! The trunk typically divides near the ground, so it makes a statement in your yard. These trees don’t give off a lot of shade. Instead, they are mostly there to provide aesthetics. Eastern redbuds grow to be between 20-30′ and spread between 25-35′.

Prairifire Flowering Crabapple

If you want a tree that will add a wildlife look and feel to your yard, the Prairifire Flowering Crabapple is a great option to plant. It has red flowers that will brighten up your space and provide a pop of color. It grows and produces crab apples, which end up falling off as the season goes on. The leaves are dark red and become green as the fall season rolls in. Whatever trees you want to plant in your yard for this spring, Dudley Tree can help you with tree care tips and make sure your trees are as healthy as can be!

Contact Dudley Tree

The tree experts at Dudley Tree are here to help you with tree removal, tree care, pruning, and more! Contact us if you are interested in learning more about our services or want to schedule an estimate. Call us today or send us a message through our contact form!

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