There’s nothing quite like the first budding of your trees in the springtime. Unfortunately, there are times when trees fail to enjoy the natural blooming and leafing out of spring. Find out why your property’s flora is having issues this year and how a professional tree service can restore your luscious green leaves for years to come.
Common Maple or Ornamental Tree Leaf Issues
Many leafing out issues start in winter. A common problem with maple and ornamental trees is early sprouting. These trees can be fooled by warm stretches in the middle of winter. Bitter cold temperatures and frost prevent budding, but a short span of warm days may start the process in the middle of winter. Once the process has started, a sudden return to freezing temperatures can halt the progress and prevent your trees from budding at the right time.
Ornamental trees, such as cherry or plum, suffer similar issues. After a premature growth, it may be difficult for your trees to blossom back to life in a timely manner this spring. Some maples may experience a delayed leafing out, while many ornamentals may completely skip a year. Another common issue for ornamentals is missing a year of growth after a particularly stressful year. There are certain ornamental tree types that have their own budding times and features. Work with an expert tree service to find out if you need to have an ornamental tree removed, pruned or protected from the elements.
Common Oak or Elm Leaf Issues
Other common trees in your yard or on your property may include oak and elm. These trees typically don’t suffer from the same delayed leafing out due to interrupted growth but may naturally be slower. It’s completely normal for an elm or oak to grow leaves long after other trees are fully leafed out. Look for leaves in late spring or early summer, depending on your location and climate.
Signs of Tree Disease
There are, of course, other issues that may delay or completely prevent a year of growth. Check for signs of tree disease in the spring on your maple, ash, sycamore, elm or oak. These tree types may lose their leaves or miss a year of growth due to some sort of infection. Look for curled, brown and wilted leaves. Unusual spots on the bark can also be a sign of poor tree health or disease.
DIY Tree Service Tips
Keep your trees healthy and beautiful with tree services. While many diseases and leafing out issues need to be handled by a professional service, there are a few DIY steps you can take to prevent issues. Use these tips to keep your trees healthy:
- Inspect the stems and buds
- Mulch your trees
- Consider watering
Just like smaller plants, you can protect your trees with proper mulching and watering. Mulch and water can revitalize your trees and prevent pests, diseases and moisture issues from damaging the budding process.
These DIY steps are only the beginning. Once you’ve spotted an issue in the buds or stems of your tree, it’s important to work with a professional. A quality tree service in your area can restore your yard and prevent diseases and pests from spreading. Work with knowledgeable professionals to spot the signs early.
Work With Martin’s Tree Service
Don’t let a naturally delayed leafing out concern you or a serious problem go by without taking action. Contact us at Martin’s Tree Service for professional inspection and tree care services. We understand the climate and common tree diseases in Ontario and can assist you in keeping your trees healthy for years to come. Prevent dangerous issues from dying trees and enjoy healthy green leafing out this spring.