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Spring Tree Care Tips


Springtime Tips from our Arborists

The Winter is officially over here in Florida so we put together a few Springtime tree care tips for caring for your trees during this season of warmer, sunnier weather, that pesky pollen, and beautiful blooms!  

Proper Mulching 

Your trees should have a ring of mulch around the base of the tree, but not touching the trunk. Avoid creating a mound-like shape. Use organic material, such as; leaves or woodchips.

Proper Pruning 

Your pruning technique depends on the size of the tree branch. For smaller limbs, you may be able to support the limb with one hand while making each cut. This prevents the tree bark from ripping, protecting the tree for healthy growth. With larger branches, there is a three-step method to follow to protect both you and your tree. Follow the steps below! 

  1. Cut 1/3 of the way through the branch on the underside
  2. Go 2-4 inches beyond the undercut to remove the branch
  3. Make the final cut just outside the branch bark ridge and trunk collar.
BONUS TIP: “If you have grass growing in the area that needs to be mulched, place a 5-page layer of newspaper over the grass, then add mulch on top (this will help keep the grass from growing up through the mulch). Mulch becomes soil. There should never be more than 4 inches of mulch over the roots. Too much mulch or soil can prevent oxygen from reaching the roots.” –

“Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns.” 


Here to Help!

In addition to our DIY Springtime tips, we have an experienced and professional crew ready to help!

Our team exists to provide exceptional tree care using the best practices for the tree and our client’s needs. Not only are our arborists experienced, trustworthy professionals, but they have taken their craft a step further to become ISA Certified. As a team, we seek to provide you with solutions that keep you, your family, and your property safe. We hope, by delivering on our promises, to gain your trust and develop a long-lasting tree care relationship with you! We serve both commercial and residential properties located in Lake Leesburg, Lady Lake, Fruitland Park, The Villages, Wildwood, and Oxford, FL.

Cultivate better trees for tomorrow by having them assessed today!