Bringing In The New Year
Welcome to the first edition of The Bark! This is a monthly
newsletter created by Joseph Tree to share with you important
information, exciting news, and updates regarding tree care
specific to you in the Central Ohio region.
“At Joseph Tree we are striving to professionalize the tree care industry with each step we take. By prioritizing education, cultivating relationships, incorporating cutting edge technology, and proactively maintaining your trees we are able to highlight the value of your urban forest.”
Even without the leaves, winter is still an extremely effective time to prune! With pruning stress greatly reduced, enhanced flowering on ornamentals, and trees are able to utilize the full growing season. Call today or request an estimate for our 10% Winter Discount!
In the winter the stress a tree experiences due to pruning is reduced. It can prevent pest and disease infection which are dormant during the winter months. This allows the tree, in the spring, to direct energy to new growth, and gives a full growing season to help heal pruning wounds. Often fruit trees that are pruned during the dormant season have enhanced structure and evenly distributed fruiting wood.
Pruning while there are no leaves on the trees allow our crew members to determine the structure of the tree more easily. This allows them to develop a plan while on the ground, making it easier and more efficient to determine which branches to prune once in the tree.
A frozen ground makes your property more accessible to large and heavy equipment. This increases access and allows for greater efficiency for our crews while on site, minimizing possible landscape and hardscape damage.
Although pruning trees in the winter has some unique benefits, trees can be pruned all year. Winter is the time where people sometimes forget about their trees and we want them to be a consideration year round!
The goal of this newsletter is to inform our readers of the “plight of the urban forest”. The plight of the urban forest is defined as the combination of stress factors unique to our urban landscapes. Urban landscapes provide an altered environment for trees to grow in compared to their natural setting of a forest. Trees suffer form a multitude of issues that are more susceptible in this urban environment including poor soils, altered growing habits, lack of vital nutrients, increased insect susceptibility, improper planting, “wrong tree, wrong site” and the list goes on.
Trees are living organisms that require constant care and maintenance. This newsletter will be a tool to share our experiences through the eyes of an arborist in the hopes of educating others and encouraging proactive care for trees within Ohio.