Stately, well-established trees are a staple of our Florida landscapes. But just as it’s important to properly care for vulnerable, budding trees, our more mature trees deserve specialized care too. Annual maintenance ensures that they look and grow their best while also preventing serious issues that can damage your lawn and even your property. Read on to learn more about the benefits of mature trees and what you can do to nurture them, including relying on the trusted arborists at Gaston’s Tree Service.
The Benefits of Mature Trees
Older trees are a beautiful component of your landscape. In addition to their aesthetic appeal, they also have the following benefits for your home or business.
- Improve air quality
- Reduces pollution and noise
- Provides sanctuary to birds, squirrels, and other animals
- Lowers stormwater runoff
- Increases property values
- Positively influences community well-being
- Reduces temperatures and conserves energy
- Reduces wind speed
But trees require maintenance just as the rest of your landscape. Without proper care, the tree can experience impeded growth, infections that lead to harmful infestations, overgrowth, and decay.
Keep Your Mature Trees Healthy
A dying tree is not just an eyesore but is also dangerous to your property’s structure and guests because it is at risk of collapsing. Fortunately, health problems usually occur to trees over time rather than all at once, so staying on top of your mature tree maintenance helps them stay healthy and structurally sound. A routine maintenance schedule can help you avoid more significant, costlier issues down the road. Our skilled arborist team at Gaston’s Tree Service is adept at caring for your trees by inspecting, fertilizing, pruning, or even removing dying trees.
Only a certified arborist should be trusted to inspect your mature trees to identify potential health concerns and ascertain the tree’s overall health. We look at how buds are forming, how twigs are growing, how big leaves are, and the state of the tree’s crown. We don’t use a one-size-fits-all approach to your tree services but rather tailor them to what your trees need based on this visual inspection.
All trees thrive with beneficial soil, but mature trees need it the most. The best soil has the appropriate nutrients but also pH levels, so the tree can absorb the nutrition it needs from the soil. We test your soil, and if needed, we can increase the amount and add nutrients.
Another effective way to care for your mature trees is to prune them, removing diseased and decaying limbs and branches. This makes the tree look better and prevents these dying components from stealing nutrients from the healthy parts of the tree. Because of the dangerous specialized equipment needed to perform this task, it should only be done by a certified arborist.
Trust Gaston’s for Your Mature Tree Care
One of the best ways to ensure that the older trees on your landscape stay healthy and beautiful is to get ahead of any issues before they worsen. The expert team at Gaston’s Tree Service will carefully inspect and diagnose your tree, outlining a customized care plan specific to its needs. And, if your mature tree must be removed, we will remove it carefully before it damages your property or the surrounding landscape. Mature trees are a beloved sight here in the south, so help them stay that way with Gaston’s Tree Service. Contact us today to request a free quote or schedule your consultation so we can get started helping you love your landscape.