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Getting Your Trees Ready For The Hot Summer In Phoenix, AZ 2022

GETTING YOUR TREES READY FOR THE HOT SUMMER IN PHOENIX, AZ 2022

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If you are searching for “How To Get Your Trees Ready For Summer In Phoenix, AZ 2021” this is the guide for you. Summer in Arizona is famous for sunny days and intense heat. While we spend the summer staying cool inside with our AC the plants and trees in our landscapes do not enjoy such luxuries. To keep them healthy, strong, and beautiful there are some things to keep in mind.

WHICH TREES TO SELECT

The plant stock you choose should be of great quality and the type of trees you choose should be ones with lower growth amount along the main trunk. It’s very possible that if you choose the right type of trees for summer that you won’t even need guying or staking. When selecting trees at your local nursery it is important to choose drought resistant trees. These select species are better prepared to grow well in the heat of Phoenix. They are more forgiving for when people miss a watering and simply grow better because they are native either to Arizona or similar climates.

WHAT TREES TO AVOID PLANTING

Avoid trees with long trunks like the one you see ones you see in the picture, instead, try trees with shorter trunks or trees that are native to the desert climate of Phoenix. These desert type trees are able to withstand more wind damage and are adapted to the Phoenix soil, the nearby pests and other factors usual in the desert climate of Arizona. It is also good to avoid any trees which will need a lot of water. Forgetting to water these trees will have consequences and they simply do not weather as well as desert trees. Choose options like the Palo Verde Tree, Sissoo Tree, or Tipu Tree which are accustomed to the intense heat of Arizona.

WHERE & HOW TO PLANT TREES

Trees should be planted in groups to add extra protection to the surrounding trees and other plants. The location in your landscape you plant your trees should take into consideration how much sun each species needs. Some types of trees enjoy full sun all day long, others will benefit from having some afternoon shade. Ensure that trees are not planted too close to the house, power lines, or other structures. Try to plan ahead for the full mature size of the tree when choosing a spot so you don’t have to over trim or remove the tree later.

TREE PRUNING

Try not to prune too much after first planting the trees. They need all the energy they can get to ensure positive growth in the future. Do not remove the water sprouts. Look at the picture below. The water sprouts are the super small branches growing on the lower parts of the trunk and branches. These water sprouts are helpful to provide taper and additional strength to support the tree as it increases in weight over time. Water sprouts also help shade and prevent sun damage on the interior branches.

PROFESSION SUMMER TREE CARE

Phoenix Trim-A-Tree is your source for knowledgeable tree preparation for summer and general tree care. We can help take care of all the details to get your trees ready for summer. Our team is passionate about providing top notch tree trimming, tree care, and tree removal for trees which have died or have become unstable. If a tree falls in the woods, no one might hear it, but you will definitely hear it if one falls on your home or in your yard. Take the time to inspect your trees or have our team come and inspect them so you know what should be done to ensure the tree’s health and your safety. If you have questions about how to take care of your trees during the hot summer months or would like us to come take care of the job for you, give us a call!

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Tree Planting Costs 2021

Tree Planting Costs 2021

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The average cost of planting a tree in Phoenix is $1,265. In 2021, the cost to plant a tree ranged from $103 to $2,423. Cost factors will depend on the location, height, and size of the tree.

TREE PLANTING COSTS

Planting a tree has a lot of benefits including adding shade to your yard, dividing adjacent properties and improving the look of your home. However, not all trees are the same. Determining the average cost for tree planting is difficult because there are a lot of things to think about. Because there are several steps are involved, it is best to average out the costs of these steps to find out a better estimate. Planting a tree adds to your property value and increases the curb appeal of the property and can also serve to separate your property from your neighbors better. On average, a typical tree costs around $200. The more expensive varieties of trees can cost $350 or more.

PLANTING THE TREE

The actual planting of the tree will cost you nothing if you do the work yourself. If you hire a tree professional or landscaper to plant the tree, they will charge an hourly rate or a set fee. Landscapers can charge anywhere from $25 to $60 or more an hour, depending on their experience and rates. A normal tree planting takes at least two hours or more, even for small trees. A hole is dug, the tree is planted and supported, and fencing is installed if required. For larger trees, planting costs are a lot higher and can range into the hundreds. These costs are often bundled with delivery and transportation fees.

TREE PLANTING COST FACTORS

LOCATION – If the tree is on a hill or tucked away in the backyard, it will take a landscaper longer to move the tree to that location. However, if the tree is going to be planted in the front yard, planting will be easier.

TREE SIZE – A 12-14’ tree is going to more difficult to transport than a smaller tree. Bigger trees take more time to move and require a bigger hole dug.

PERSONNEL – Depending on how large the tree is, it can take more than one person to plant it.

GUARANTEE – Usually, professional arborists guarantee they’ll plant the tree correctly. They will also come back and check on it to make sure it’s doing well. This can make a huge difference over the years.

PLANTING TREE AVERAGES

All costs cover planting 5 trees which include transporting, location preparation, equipment, and other materials.

5 SMALL TREES

  • Average cost of 1 small tree $75
  • Average labor cost per hour $38
  • Total cost $106 per tree

5 MEDIUM TREES

Average cost of 1 medium tree $194
Average labor cost per hour $38
Total cost $255 per tree

5 LARGE TREES

Average cost of 1 large tree $2,119
Average labor cost per hour $38
Total cost $2,423 per tree

OTHER TREE CONSIDERATIONS AND COSTS

Taxes and permit fees are not included in total cost, and utility companies have the authority to prohibit planting around overhead lines so get in touch with your local power company. When looking for a tree company, be sure to request a detailed written quote from several companies that includes proof of the following

  • Business License
  • Professionally Licensed Arborist
  • Liability And Workman’s Compensation Insurance
  • References From Previous Customers

TREE PLANTING IN PHOENIX

If you own a property in the Phoenix Valley our team of trained, licensed, and insured tree cutting professionals will cut down and remove your tree safely and affordable. Every one of our skilled technicians understands our safe tree removal and cutting protocols and work together to get the job done quickly and safely. Keeping your property in the best condition possible while removing the tree is also our top priority. We remove the tree, clean up the mess, and leave your property in great condition.

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Getting Your Trees Ready For The Hot Summer In Phoenix, AZ 2021

GETTING YOUR TREES READY FOR THE HOT SUMMER IN PHOENIX, AZ 2021

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If you are searching for “How To Get Your Trees Ready For Summer In Phoenix, AZ 2021” this is the guide for you. Summer in Arizona is famous for sunny days and intense heat. While we spend the summer staying cool inside with our AC the plants and trees in our landscapes do not enjoy such luxuries. To keep them healthy, strong, and beautiful there are some things to keep in mind.

WHICH TREES TO SELECT

The plant stock you choose should be of great quality and the type of trees you choose should be ones with lower growth amount along the main trunk. It’s very possible that if you choose the right type of trees for summer that you won’t even need guying or staking. When selecting trees at your local nursery it is important to choose drought resistant trees. These select species are better prepared to grow well in the heat of Phoenix. They are more forgiving for when people miss a watering and simply grow better because they are native either to Arizona or similar climates.

WHAT TREES TO AVOID PLANTING

Avoid trees with long trunks like the one you see ones you see in the picture, instead, try trees with shorter trunks or trees that are native to the desert climate of Phoenix. These desert type trees are able to withstand more wind damage and are adapted to the Phoenix soil, the nearby pests and other factors usual in the desert climate of Arizona. It is also good to avoid any trees which will need a lot of water. Forgetting to water these trees will have consequences and they simply do not weather as well as desert trees. Choose options like the Palo Verde Tree, Sissoo Tree, or Tipu Tree which are accustomed to the intense heat of Arizona.

WHERE & HOW TO PLANT TREES

Trees should be planted in groups to add extra protection to the surrounding trees and other plants. The location in your landscape you plant your trees should take into consideration how much sun each species needs. Some types of trees enjoy full sun all day long, others will benefit from having some afternoon shade. Ensure that trees are not planted too close to the house, power lines, or other structures. Try to plan ahead for the full mature size of the tree when choosing a spot so you don’t have to over trim or remove the tree later.

TREE PRUNING

Try not to prune too much after first planting the trees. They need all the energy they can get to ensure positive growth in the future. Do not remove the water sprouts. Look at the picture below. The water sprouts are the super small branches growing on the lower parts of the trunk and branches. These water sprouts are helpful to provide taper and additional strength to support the tree as it increases in weight over time. Water sprouts also help shade and prevent sun damage on the interior branches.

PROFESSION SUMMER TREE CARE

Phoenix Trim-A-Tree is your source for knowledgeable tree preparation for summer and general tree care. We can help take care of all the details to get your trees ready for summer. Our team is passionate about providing top notch tree trimming, tree care, and tree removal for trees which have died or have become unstable. If a tree falls in the woods, no one might hear it, but you will definitely hear it if one falls on your home or in your yard. Take the time to inspect your trees or have our team come and inspect them so you know what should be done to ensure the tree’s health and your safety. If you have questions about how to take care of your trees during the hot summer months or would like us to come take care of the job for you, give us a call!

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Summer Tree Care Phoenix, Arizona | Summer Shrub Care

SUMMER TREE CARE PHOENIX, ARIZONA | SUMMER SHRUB CARE

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Summers in Arizona can be very harmful to your trees. Help trees from becoming victims of pest, diseases and summer storms by following Phoenix Trim a Tree’s “Summer Tree Care Guide”. Contact Phoenix Trim a Tree’s professional arborists for a free tree service consultation or to learn more about summer tree and shrub care.

LANDSCAPE INSPECTION – Check your trees for warning signs or damage, especially insect diseases and infestations. These insects could be killing your trees from the inside out. This will take away nutrients from surrounding plants as well. So make sure your trees look healthy. Then consult an experienced arborist to find out whether tree treatment regimens are needed.

PRUNING DISEASED OR DEAD BRANCHES – The most successful tree care programs usually include some form of pruning. You should make sure you are monitoring your tree canopies as well to help encourage healthy new growth.

REMOVE, BRACE OR CABLE WEAK LIMBS – Before those summer storm winds roll in, you want to make sure your tree branches have some stability against the high winds, specifically when weak branches fall.

WHY IS CARING FOR SOIL IMPORTANT? – Most tree issues come when poor soil is surrounding. Whether it be the lack of nutrients, amount of acidity or soil compaction, improving the soil around your tree will help create forest floor like conditions, encouraging the tree roots to become stronger. Also, the right types of soil helps the tree protect itself from disease, environment stresses and pests.

DO I NEED TO WATER MY TREES IN THE SUMMER? – If there is a drought in Phoenix, Arizona, then yes you should water your trees. In more temperate zones, they only need about 1 inch of water per week. Dont just water frequently, water deeply and soak the soil to get the best results.

HOW MUCH WATER SHOULD I USE FOR TREES IN ARIZONA? – How much water you use depends on the age and size of the tree. As long as you saturate the area as wide as the drip line, you are good. Use enough water that could penetrate at least 2 feet deep. As the tree grows, so will the drip line. This is especially important with watering palm trees in Arizona.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I WATER MY TREES IN ARIZONA? – How often to water in Arizona depends on the type of tree, age of tree, current weather conditions and soil conditions. Frequent watering is required when the soil is loose and sandy because it dries out faster. Tight soil needs to be watered less frequently. Also, new trees need lots of water to develop their root structures. Furthermore, watering frequency should increase with long period of dry heat. For temperatures in Phoenix above 110 degrees, you should be adding an extra day to your tree watering

*Important: Don’t water too much, especially in areas where drainage is poor, watering too much can harm your tree more than helping it.

SHOULD I WORRY ABOUT INSECTS AND BUG ON MY TREES? – Insects are usually problematic during the spring, although some insects are common in the summer such as bag-worms and beetles. Noticing any unusual pest activity? Call a certified arborist today to inspect your shrubs or trees for pest activity.

REMOVING DEAD PALM TREES

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How Fast Do Palm Trees Grow In Arizona?

HOW FAST DO PALM TREES GROW IN ARIZONA?

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A lot of Phoenix valley residents are asking the question: “How fast do palm trees grow in Arizona?” How fast your palm will grow depends on the species of palm you have. Some types of palms grow as much as 2 or 3 feet per year while others might only grow to be 5 feet high after several years. When you are planning your landscape pay close attention to the species and plan for how big and fast they will grow. The growth rate of palm trees depend on a various factors which either encourage or discourage growth. Factors range from planting location, irrigation, fertilizing, and pruning. The different species all have different needs for these variables so it is a good plan to talk with your local palm tree nursery to find out how much the species you are planning on planting, or already have, will need. If you need help with Palm Tree Trimming or any palm tree related care, call Phoenix Trim-A-Tree.

PALM GROWTH RATES

When conditions are idea with the watering, fertilizer, pruning and location you can expect healthy growth in your palm trees. Different species of palm trees grow at different rates. See below to get an idea of average growth rates for palm trees.

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QUEEN PALM

The queen palm when planted in USDA hardiness zones 9 through 11 grows about 2 feet each year. This means if you buy a 15 gallon plant you can expect a 25 foot Queen Palm in about 10 years. This is considered a fairly high growth speed.

KING PALM

Another fast growing palm is the King Palm. They grow quickly in soil that has good moisture and plenty of nutrition. The growth rate for the King Palm is nearly 2 feet each year. This makes it a little slower than the Queen Palm. This rate can be faster when the palm is planted in partial shade as it will grow faster towards light.

MEXICAN FAN PALM

These palm trees are one of the faster growing palm trees that is common in Arizona. They can reach dizzying heights for 70 to 100 feet which is typically too tall for most residential yards. Under ideal conditions you can expect an incredible 4 feet of growth per year from these palms. Their height and quick grow makes them very popular for commercial use or in public parks.

MEDITERRANEAN PALM

Also known as the European Fan Palm these palms are fairly slow growing. They grow about 6 inches a year and reach their mature height of 20 feet quiet slowly. They are still incredibly popular as they have a beautiful fronds and bark. They also make a great addition to most residential landscapes as they do not over power the visual presentation of the landscaping or home.

FOXTAIL PALMS

The Foxtail palm is a fast growing palm tree and under ideal conditions it can grow from 2 to 3 feet each year. They can grow to about 30 feet high and will reach that height in about 10 years. This is a great option for people looking for a great canopy and quick growing palm tree. This tree also features a deep root stem which makes it quiet drought tolerant.

PALM TREE TRIMMING & CARE

Phoenix Trim-A-Tree takes care of palm trees anywhere in the Phoenix metro area to help this iconic staple of Arizona looking their best. We trim palm trees and care for the overall health by enriching the soil with the nutrients needed for them to grow tall and strong. We can also help you understand how to best water the type and size of palms you have on your property. If you have palm trees that are sick or dead they should be cared for or removed to prevent damages or injuries on your property. If you have palms allow us to care for them and keep you safe.

WE ALSO OFFER PALM TREE REMOVAL FOR TREES THAT ARE SICK, DEAD, OR POSE A HAZARD TO YOUR LANDSCAPE.

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Getting Your Trees Ready For The Hot Summer In Phoenix, AZ

GETTING YOUR TREES READY FOR THE HOT SUMMER IN PHOENIX, AZ

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If you are searching for “How To Get Your Trees Ready For Summer In Phoenix” this is the guide for you. Summer in Arizona is famous for sunny days and intense heat. While we spend the summer staying cool inside with our AC the plants and trees in our landscapes do not enjoy such luxuries. To keep them healthy, strong, and beautiful there are some things to keep in mind.

WHICH TREES TO SELECT

The plant stock you choose should be of great quality and the type of trees you choose should be ones with lower growth amount along the main trunk. It’s very possible that if you choose the right type of trees for summer that you won’t even need guying or staking. When selecting trees at your local nursery it is important to choose drought resistant trees. These select species are better prepared to grow well in the heat of Phoenix. They are more forgiving for when people miss a watering and simply grow better because they are native either to Arizona or similar climates.

WHAT TREES TO AVOID PLANTING

Avoid trees with long trunks like the one you see ones you see in the picture, instead, try trees with shorter trunks or trees that are native to the desert climate of Phoenix. These desert type trees are able to withstand more wind damage and are adapted to the Phoenix soil, the nearby pests and other factors usual in the desert climate of Arizona. It is also good to avoid any trees which will need a lot of water. Forgetting to water these trees will have consequences and they simply do not weather as well as desert trees. Choose options like the Palo Verde Tree, Sissoo Tree, or Tipu Tree which are accustomed to the intense heat of Arizona.

WHERE & HOW TO PLANT TREES

Trees should be planted in groups to add extra protection to the surrounding trees and other plants. The location in your landscape you plant your trees should take into consideration how much sun each species needs. Some types of trees enjoy full sun all day long, others will benefit from having some afternoon shade. Ensure that trees are not planted too close to the house, power lines, or other structures. Try to plan ahead for the full mature size of the tree when choosing a spot so you don’t have to over trim or remove the tree later.

TREE PRUNING

Try not to prune too much after first planting the trees. They need all the energy they can get to ensure positive growth in the future. Do not remove the water sprouts. Look at the picture below. The water sprouts are the super small branches growing on the lower parts of the trunk and branches. These water sprouts are helpful to provide taper and additional strength to support the tree as it increases in weight over time. Water sprouts also help shade and prevent sun damage on the interior branches.

PROFESSION SUMMER TREE CARE

Phoenix Trim-A-Tree is your source for knowledgeable tree preparation for summer and general tree care. We can help take care of all the details to get your trees ready for summer. Our team is passionate about providing top notch tree trimming, tree care, and tree removal for trees which have died or have become unstable. If a tree falls in the woods, no one might hear it, but you will definitely hear it if one falls on your home or in your yard. Take the time to inspect your trees or have our team come and inspect them so you know what should be done to ensure the tree’s health and your safety. If you have questions about how to take care of your trees during the hot summer months or would like us to come take care of the job for you, give us a call!

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Professional Solutions to the Climatic and Disease Impacts on Australian Gardens

PROFESSIONAL SOLUTIONS TO THE CLIMATIC AND DISEASE IMPACTS ON AUSTRALIAN GARDENS

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Gardens and parks are the only remaining greeneries for the people who live in urban areas thus their protection from climatic impacts are essential. Trees and plants are also living beings that require timely check-up and maintenance for controlled growth. Just like doctors for humans, an arborist is the considered as the surgeons of trees. They are qualified professionals who know how to tackle serious issues with threes like diseases or climatic impacts. In Australia, the climate remains warm thus monsoon become the ideal time for quick growth. The impacts of changing seasons can be seen as overgrowth, decaying leaves and branches. Read the below article to gain detailed information.

COMMON ISSUES WHEN YOU NEED AN ARBORIST

1 – BROKEN TREE REMOVAL

Threes grew aside a commercial or residential building gives shade but also a big threat if broke down due to wind or cyclone. If the tree has broken down from the middle or its heavy branches are falling down, it is a big threat to property as well people too. Complete removal of the tree is the best solution to this problem but it requires professional help. Doing it by yourself can be a dangerous decision and worsen the situation. Arborists know how to handle it safely without damaging the nearby property.

2 – DEEP ROOT FERTILIZATION

You may consider it as a power booster for plant’s sustainable growth. After a specific period of time, fertilization is required deeply inside roots. These fertilizers improve tree’s immunity as well as encourage healthy growth of roots. A high-quality dose of nutrient is injected 12 to 14 inches deep inside soil with special equipment. These kinds of high-pressure tubes are only available at an arborist’s agency. They understand the level of nutrients required by specific species of plants.

3 – REPLANTATION OF TREE

Heavy machinery and skilled professionals are required for the purpose of replantation. Trees are heavyweight and need intense care while rooting out from the ground. Only the agencies of arborists have such kind of tools that can safely root out and transplant the tree at other location. If you don’t want to lose your tree but it has grown enough to become a threat for nearby area, replantation by tree removal service providers is the only alternative. Call an arborist agency where previously such kinds of jobs were done successfully.

4 – STUMP REMOVAL

Stump is the toughest part of every tree that can be seen as a block in plain garden. It occupies a large space that prevents essential modifications in lawn. After cutting down the tree, its remaining part lies inside the ground that you cannot remove. The arborists of Daryl’s Tree Care & Surgery agency know the right methods to eliminate without struggling with a strong web of roots. They use giant, grinders, chemicals and even burn the stump to eliminate it permanently. Visit website to know the techniques and equipment that are required for this purpose.

COMMON REASONS WHEN YOU NEED A LAWN MOWER

1 – TRIMMING AND PRUNING

Timely trimming and pruning are essential for better growth of a plant. Both of them are done for different purposes. Pruning process involves removal of dead branches that may infect rest of the tree. On the other hand, trimming means cutting small shrubs and hedges. The overgrown branches are carefully removed in this process so that plant remains balanced and appear well organized. If you have an orchard, pruning is very important for a profitable harvest of fruits. To organize the uniformity of a garden, trimming services are required.

2 – GUTTER CLEANING

Gutter clogging is a common issue that persists where trees leave fall down. The leaves of tree continuously fall down that store in gutters of roof or ground. In monsoons, this clogging may result in overflow and also cause damage to the roof. Reaching everywhere by yourself is not possible due to lack of skills and adequate equipment. The professionals of gutter cleaning in Hastings know special techniques generated by previous experience. After cleaning, visit website of Jims Mowing service agency that also suggests the right use of removed rubbish.

3 – LAWN MOWING

Along with a special lawn mowing machine, experience of using it at different locations is also essential. Some people buy an expensive lawn mower but ruin the whole garden due to the lack of professional knowledge. They understand technical aspects such as deciding cutting height, mowing pattern, mowing frequency and clipping removal. A wrongly done job of mowing can become the reason of weed invasion and low immunity in plants.

COMMON REASONS WHEN YOU NEED A LAWN MOWER

1 – TRIMMING AND PRUNING

Timely trimming and pruning are essential for better growth of a plant. Both of them are done for different purposes. Pruning process involves removal of dead branches that may infect rest of the tree. On the other hand, trimming means cutting small shrubs and hedges. The overgrown branches are carefully removed in this process so that plant remains balanced and appear well organized. If you have an orchard, pruning is very important for a profitable harvest of fruits. To organize the uniformity of a garden, trimming services are required.

2 – GUTTER CLEANING

Gutter clogging is a common issue that persists where trees leave fall down. The leaves of tree continuously fall down that store in gutters of roof or ground. In monsoons, this clogging may result in overflow and also cause damage to the roof. Reaching everywhere by yourself is not possible due to lack of skills and adequate equipment. The professionals of gutter cleaning in Hastings know special techniques generated by previous experience. After cleaning, visit website of Jims Mowing service agency that also suggests the right use of removed rubbish.

3 – LAWN MOWING

Along with a special lawn mowing machine, experience of using it at different locations is also essential. Some people buy an expensive lawn mower but ruin the whole garden due to the lack of professional knowledge. They understand technical aspects such as deciding cutting height, mowing pattern, mowing frequency and clipping removal. A wrongly done job of mowing can become the reason of weed invasion and low immunity in plants.

DISEASE IMPACTED TREE SERVICES

Professional services are essential if you want a healthy growing garden. Only they can understand the diseases and reasons of slow growth. Whether it is a commercial orchard or your personal garden, every plant needs a different type of care and nutrient value. Before hiring, make sure that they agree to give a written commitment of service warranty.

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Fall Tree Care In Phoenix

FALL TREE CARE IN PHOENIX

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Fall tree care helps prepare your trees for high winds and storms in Phoenix. This prevents potentially serious and costly damage at your home or business. As temperatures begin to fall and so do the leaves our trees need to be prepared for the cooler months in Arizona. While it might seem like there isn’t much we can do to help relieve the stress of colder weather on our trees there are a few steps you can take to help them weather the winter and pop back into life in the spring.

TOP 5 FALL TREE CARE TIPS

The following tips should help you maintain healthier trees that grow better and survive the colder months. Fall is primetime for planting. If you are adding trees to your landscape fall is one of the best times of year to get that job done. Once colder weather has set in the conditions are just right for encouraging new root development. The roots spend the fall and winter digging in deep to get the nutrients and moisture they need and are ready to spring forth and have great top side growth when warmer weather returns. Shrubs and trees that have balled bases are best planted in the fall, for bare root plants it is better to wait a little longer into the cold months for the plants to be completely dormant.

1. PLANT NEW TREES & BUSHES

Fall in the Phoenix Valley is the best time to plant new trees and shrubs. It’s the perfect time of year to plant these new additions to your landscape as it gives them time to establish solid roots before the summer heat. In addition there’s more shade, plants use less water, and you can prep the plant for success with fertilizer. Take full advantage of fall’s cooler temperatures to plant your new fruit tree, evergreen tree, cactus or whichever plant you like best.

2. KEEP WATERING THROUGH THE YEAR

Drought isn’t just a summer occurrence. While it might seem like all your trees are doing is hibernating during the winter months they still need water. Don’t forget to continue watering your trees through the cooler months as long as there isn’t any freezing.

3. PROVIDE SOME INSULATION ON SOIL

Use mulch to your advantage. Not only does mulch increase the nutrient content in the soil around your trees, but it can have an insulating effect during the cooler months. Use composted organic mulch around the base of your tree and it will help reduce temperature exposure and help retain the water during these months.

4. GET THE PRUNING DONE

Fall is prime pruning time. When the leaves drop it is a good time to be able to see the way your tree is growing and notice rouge branches that aren’t going where you need them to. It is also when the tree is more dormant and will endure the trimming and pruning better. Pruning in the right way and at the right time of year is critical to having a healthy tree that is the pride of your landscape.

5. PROTECT TREES FROM PESTS & ANIMALS

Prevent mechanical damage to your trees. While snow and ice isn’t typically a problem in southern Arizona different type of animals can chew on the trunks of our trees and cause damage. You can wrap younger trees in hard plastic guard, or a metal hardware cloth. Plastic cloth or burlap can be used in colder Arizona climates to provide additional insulation to help younger trees weather the colder months.

WHAT MAKES FALL TREE CARE IMPORTANT?

The extreme heat that Arizona is famous for weakens trees. This makes them more prone to infestation. Taking steps to help your trees recover for the heat before the winter sets in helps keep them growing for years to come. During the fall and winter some storms have increased wind speeds and heavy rainfall. These conditions test the health of trees and can spell disaster. When we care for and prune sections of the tree that are not healthy we remove the sections carefully. When wind or nature removes a limb or branch it does so forcefully and can damage the tree where it breaks off.

PROFESSIONAL FALL TREE CARE IN PHOENIX

Phoenix Trim-a-Tree has all of the knowledge, equipment, and training to safely carry out all of your tree trimming, pruning, and fall tree care in the Phoenix valley. It is important to get the work done for the health of your trees and landscape. It can be as easy as a phone call to have safe and professional tree service.

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Lisbon Lemon Tree Care

LISBON LEMON TREE CARE

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Lisbon lemon trees are quite popular in Arizona. Lisbon lemon trees can tolerate harsh heat and windy conditions but are somewhat “frost sensitive”. Luckily Arizona doesn’t get must frost, so planting and harvesting a Lisbon Lemon tree in Arizona is very possible and with the right tree care your lemon tree can grow up to 30′ tall. So, get ready for Lisbon Lemon tree care tips from the experts at Phoenix Trim A Tree.

PLANTING YOUR LISBON LEMON TREE

Make sure and plant your Lisbon lemon tree in a area where it can receive full sun. Soil should drain easily as lemon trees do not grow well in standing water. If you live in a colder part of Arizona, such as Flagstaff, you are going to want to grow your lemon tree in a container that can be moved inside your home during the winter months.

HOW MUCH MULCH DO I NEED FOR PLANTING?

The root zone should be buried in 4-6″ of mulch. Mulch will reduce the amount of moisture loss and reduces the amount of weed grown around the base of the tree.

LISBON LEMON TREE CARE

Lemon trees need sun, water, fertilizer and pruning just like every other plant. Read about how to water your lemon tree, protect them from the cold, fertilize them, and how to prune and harvest your lemons.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I WATER MY LEMON TREE

Lisbon lemon trees need to be watered regularly, especially during the first 3 years, or their 1st growing season as experts would call it.

WATERING DURING THE SUMMER – Water your Lisbon tree once a week during the summer months.

WATERING THE REST OF THE YEAR – For the rest of the year, only water your lemon tree every other week.

WATERING AFTER THE FIRST YEAR – You can reduce the amount of watering after the first year to prevent over watering.

LEMON TREE FEEDING/FERTILIZER

Lemon trees in general need a hefty supply of food (nutrients) to have healthy growth. Although, you won’t use a general fertilizer for Lisbon trees, you are going to want to use a citrus fertilizer that is made for citrus trees. You should re-fertilize your tree 2-3 during the growing season. The first re-fertilization should take place in spring. You’re going to want to fertilize before the new growth comes, not after, and then again at the beginning of September. If you are growing your lemon tree indoors, you are going to want to re-fertilize every month during the hot months to keep the soil moist and rich.

LISBON LEMON TREE PRUNING

STEP 1 – Choose the proper time to prune
STEP 2 – Remove all fruit from the tree
STEP 3 – Prune any branches that are damaged or diseased all the way back to the base
STEP 4 – Cut any branches that are smaller than the diameter of a pencil
STEP 5 – Prune suckers as they appear at any time

Usually, trees are only pruned during their dormant periods but lemon trees don’t have one. So, you should only prune or shape your Lisbon lemon tree during the cold months while the tree growth has slowed. Also, any suckers on the trunk of the tree should be removed. Also, to produce larger lemons, pinch off excess lemons while they are still tiny and leave 4-6″ between them. Read Wiki How’s Article on “How To Prune A Lemon Tree: 12 Steps (with Pictures)” for more information about pruning your Lisbon lemon tree.

PROTECTING YOUR LEMONS FROM THE COLD

As we learned above, Lisbon trees are sensitive to frost. Cold temperatures are one of the only things that can kill your Lisbon tree. Use Christmas lights strung through a canopy to provide extra heat during the cold months. For the coldest months, you can wrap your canopy in a blanket for additional heat.

HARVESTING YOUR LEMON TREE

Lisbon trees usually produce fruit within 3 years of planting.

IN CONCLUSION

  • Plant Your Lemon Tree In A Sunny Area With Good Drainage
  • Plant Your Lemon Tree in 4-6 inches of mulch
  • Water your lemon tree every week during the summer months and every other week after that
  • Feed your lemon tree nutrient rich citrus fertilizer
  • Only prune your Lisbon tree during the winter months
  • Protect your lemon trees from the cold, it’s the only thing that can kill them

Thank you for reading “Lisbon Lemon Tree Care” by Phoenix Trim A Tree. If you haven’t done so already, make sure and check out our post “Growing Lemon Trees In Arizona” for more information.

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Planting a tree has a lot of benefits including adding shade to your yard, dividing adjacent properties and improving the look of your home. However, not all trees are the same. Determining the average cost for tree planting is difficult because there are a lot of things to think about. Because there are several steps are involved, it is best to average out the costs of these steps to find out a better estimate. Planting a tree adds to your property value and increases the curb appeal of the property and can also serve to separate your property from your neighbors better. On average, a typical tree costs around $200. The more expensive varieties of trees can cost $350 or more.

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TREE SIZE – A 12-14’ tree is going to more difficult to transport than a smaller tree. Bigger trees take more time to move and require a bigger hole dug.

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Average labor cost per hour $38
Total cost $255 per tree

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Average labor cost per hour $38
Total cost $2,423 per tree

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