Why Fertilize Trees in the Fall?

Chevy Chase Fall Tree Fertilization: An Important Component of Tree Care.

Ed’s tree fertilization method will help your trees recover from the extreme heat of summer and prepare for the extreme cold of winter. 

Why is Fall Tree Care So Important in Chevy Chase? 

Even trees that were regularly watered throughout the summer may still be lacking moisture and nutrients. The periods of extended heat that the summer weather brings can weaken trees and make them more susceptible to contracting an infestation or infection.

This is even more likely if trees are left weakened and unprepared for the harsh cold and storms of the winter season. Chevy Chase professional tree fertilization can help rebuild your trees’ strength and prepare them for the winter season.

Professional Tree Fertilization & Care

Tree Fertilization

At Ed’s Tree Service, we use a unique method of tree fertilization, the Mauget Tree Injection Process, which sets us apart from other tree service professionals. 

The Mauget Tree Injection Process delivers micronutrients in the form of liquid fertilizer to the trunk, foliage, and root system of your tree. This is done by injecting the fertilizer directly into the sapwood at the base of your tree.

This method involves drilling small holes every 6 inches around the base of the tree to inject the liquid fertilizer. The puncture wounds are very small so the tree recovers quickly, and the nutrients are absorbed into the tree’s sap stream to be circulated throughout the tree. 

Fall Tree Care and What Not to Do

It is especially important in the fall to prune dead wood and branches from your trees to help eliminate a falling hazard during winter storms. However, it is also very important not to prune live branches.

Pruning live branches off your tree during the autumn leaves your tree open and susceptible to decay fungi that can infect your tree, and that is especially prevalent in fall. Read more about the risks of tree pruning in fall with this article from Arborday.

To ensure your trees get the best possible fall tree care and fertilization for your Chevy Chase trees, contact a professional, licensed and insured tree service like Ed’s Tree Service.

Interested in fall tree care or fertilizing your trees in Chevy Chase? 

 Contact us.