Monsoon season is upon us, are your trees ready?
Beginning in mid-June and ending toward the end of September, Arizona is well known for our monsoon season. Along with our extreme temperatures in the summer, Arizona receives excessive moisture in the air that, when they combine, cause thunderstorms and very high wind speeds. These sort of storms present a variety of hazards that suddenly strike with violent force, leaving trees quite vulnerable.
Heavy rain can cause the soil to become oversaturated which can then result in a tree having a weak hold and falling over, exposing the bulk of its root system. Unfortunately, there isn’t much you can do to prepare your trees to withstand the ferocity of a monsoon. However, there are a few things you can do to reduce potential storm damage to your trees.
Here’s what you can do:
- Regularly and properly water, mulch, and fertilize your trees so they are healthy enough to withstand the strong winds and rain.
- Prune your trees annually to keep them healthy.
- Keep your trees thinned so the wind can pass through easily
- Be smart when planting trees. Try to not to plant trees that will grow big to where they can fall into a house, building, or vehicles.
- Properly stake your trees to give them the extra support they will need during the monsoons.
To make sure your trees are properly prepared, it may be best to have Green Keeper Tree Care to come take care of them. At Green Keeper Tree Care, we have a team of experts, with years of experience, who know how to keep all types of trees healthy and strong in Arizona. A few of our services include:
- Tree trimming
- Tree and shrub care
- Olive tree fruit inhibitor
- Iron deficiency
- Queen Palm fertilization
Don’t let your trees endure the monsoon season unprepared, call Green Keeper Tree Care today before the monsoons begin.