Top Myths of Tree Care Part III
We’ve all been duped by the many myths surrounding proper tree care. Fortunately, with ample research and a keen green thumb we can combat these falsities and allow our trees to prosper. Among some of the most common tree myths are:
- Believe it or not, trees don’t require deep fertilization in order to reach their root system. For trees to thrive, they need to have access to water and oxygen. When trees are situated far too deep into the ground, it obstructs this vital connection between root and natural elements.
- While some may want to immediately prune and repair a tree after its been damaged, it’s not always best to do so. In fact, research shows that unpruned trees heal quicker than pruned trees after harmful situations. Focus on how the tree is responding to the wounds before taking matters into your own hands.
- Although a big and bushy tree may give the illusion it’s stronger than a smaller one, that’s not necessarily the case. Top-heavy trees oftentimes strain the bottom potion, compromising the trees trunk and root strength. With too much strenuous activity, a tree grows vulnerable to breakage.
- Surely it’s been instilled into our minds that pruning cuts should happen very close to the parent stem in order for re-growth to take place. However, cutting too close to adjacent branches can cause decay and prevent healing altogether.