Why tree maintenance is important?
There are several good reasons:
- We first deal with many tree problems after they have taken several years to develop.
- A one treatment solution, whilst often dealing with immediate concerns, seldom resolves the problem.
- We plant trees in environments that are seldom natural or conducive to good health.
In fact, the environment is often quite hostile towards trees. We therefore need to supplement many things to help the trees grow to their best. Often, we forget that trees are living things and that they are growing constantly all year round.
We forget the influence of such things as extended dry periods, poor percolation rates and so on. In fact, if our trees were animals many of us would spend time at “Her Majesty’s” for extended and repeated cruelty.