□ Inspect trees before winter, remove weakened limbs before snow hits.
□ Continue tree pruning and the start of the dormant tree pruning season begins. (oak, elm, and other trees)
□ Continue performing deep root fertilization of trees and shrubs.
□ Inspect and install tree support cables.
□ Tie up arborvitaes before snow flies.
□ Cut back spireas and other garden perennials.
□ Place guards on small trees and shrubs to help prevent rabbit and
rodent winter damage.
□ Apply antidessiccant spray to evergreens such as arborvitaes, yews,
and boxwoods to prevent winter drying.
□ Apply deer and rabbit repellant to yews, arborvitaes and other plants susceptible to winter animal browsing.
□ Make sure plants are well watered with moist soil before ground freezes, (especially evergreens which are more susceptible to drying out.
□ Apply mulch to insulate root systems of cold sensitive plants.
□ Make holiday decorations from trees and shrubs in yard.
□ Offical start of the winter tree work season, (pruning and removal of trees and shrubs now that gardens are dormant.)
□ Schedule a free winter tree and landscape inspection with one of our
□ Take advantage of frozen ground for tree removal.
□ Inspect ice storm damaged trees.
□ Remove heavy snow from trees and shrubs. (especially arborvitaes).
□ Safety prune large trees prone to excessive limb-end weight and
weak branches to make them stronger against snow and ice buildup.
□ Start planning for spring including early spring tree health treatments!
Questions about your trees and shrubs? Contact an arborist at Hoppe Tree Service!