Trees and Different Climates in Mills River, NC
During the fall trees are signaled to stop storing energy, nutrients, and sugars. Instead they begin to focus on preparing for the winter and surviving its intense climates. This time holds significant importance for trees to remain healthy. Trees that are struck by disease will have a very difficult time through the winter due to the natural sealing that freezing occurs. In the winter trees enter there dormant, or hibernated sleep where they coast off of stored nutrients until budding occurs in the early spring. This time is marked with numerous challenges for trees. These challenges range from properly utilizing stored energy, sealing wounds caused by storm damage, hail, rain, winds, and more.
At the start of the spring our trees interpret the warmer weather, and increased sunlight as an opportunity to photosynthesize more. This process uses chloroplasts to create fresh oxygen, as well as new glucose for growth. Following the complete budding of the tree the greatest obstacle ahead is drought. During the hot summers trees need to be watered more intensely so that they can continue to thrive and store energy for the cold months. Call our arborists today if you have questions regarding the care of your trees, shrubs, or plants.