Autumn is the season after the summer which prepares us and the landscape for the winter months ahead. The long sunny warm days are replaced with shorter cooler days, the evenings draw in and the jumpers come out!
Probably one of the biggest giveaways that autumn has arrived concerns the landscape and trees all around us. Many trees will lose their leaves in readiness for their winter rest, whereas others will proudly adorn leaves in colours of red, brown, orange and yellow as the usual shades of green temporarily disappear.
Trees that lose all of their leaves in the autumn are known as deciduous trees. Trees that don’t lose their leaves are known as evergreen trees. Thanks to tree surgeon herefordshire for this information!
Plenty of work to be done!
You may have the impression that as trees start to take the transition into their winter state of rest, so do tree surgeons – this could not be further from the truth!
So, what do tree surgeons do during the autumn?
Pruning – All trees require pruning, some more regular than others. Late autumn is the perfect window for pruning as it gives the trees time to gradually adjust to the change in temperatures before the next spring growth spurt. In addition, as most leaves will have dropped it is much easier to see how much needs cutting back.
Health checks – Unusually discoloured and misshapen leaves can be a sign of disease. With fewer leaves a tree surgeon can identify disease, spotting the inconsistencies a lot easier. Any fungal growths on the trunk or branches are more evident, allowing the tree surgeon to treat accordingly.
Preventing problems – Fallen leaves also expose crossed branches which may need intervention before they cause any damage. Not only do they compromise the structure and shape of the tree, if they are left to rub together during periods of high winds they can create vulnerable spots on the tree for fungal spores or virus’ to take up residence.
You will need to call a tree surgeon if your tree has low unstable branches which could cause damage if the weather takes a turn for the worst. They can take the necessary steps to ensure that the tree and surrounding area remains safe.
For those of us that enjoy pottering around the garden, straightforward maintenance jobs can be undertaken by the homeowner. For any job that is more than low maintenance seek the expertise of your local tree surgeon. Whether your trees require attention due to weather damage, or if you think your trees are in need of some expert preparation for the winter months, tree surgeons will be happy to accommodate.
It is also worth remembering that the skills of a tree surgeon are valuable all year round. From planting, pruning, felling and crowning to saving weather damaged trees, if you need advice contact a professional.