Can you speed up tree growth? | Anderson Tree Care

Can You Speed Up Tree Growth?

Trees are a beautiful addition to any landscape, and they’re a great way to enhance the look of your property. But we don’t all have the patience to wait decades for a tree to grow to a decent height. Here are some tips to help speed up the process!

Give Your Tree Space

While the look of densely packed trees might seem appealing, trees need lots of space to be able to grow and thrive. Generally, your trees should be at least three feet apart. This will ensure that nearby trees do not steal the tree’s nutrients.

Water Your Tree

This may seem like an obvious tip, but oftentimes a tree is unable to keep growing because it is being under-watered. Moisture in the soil is essential to promoting growth.

Simultaneously, it is important that you do not overwater your tree, as this will cut off the roots’ air supply and kill the tree. Look out for fragile leaves or a constantly wet base, as this will indicate that you’re overwatering the tree.

Add Some Mulch

The best way to keep a tree as healthy as possible is to protect its roots. Besides a good layer of soil for nutrients, adding a layer of mulch is a great way to promote growth. Mulch adds nutrients and helps retain water in the soil. It also keeps weeds away, which means more nutrients for your tree.

Lawn Care

Taking care of your lawn on your own or hiring an amateur service may be hindering your tree’s growth. If you’re looking to boost your tree’s growth, your best bet is hiring a licensed landscaping team with the skills and experience to enhance your tree’s growth.

Prune Your Tree (But Not Too Much)

Tree pruning is helpful for both your property and your tree. Pruning a tree, much like a hair cut, is a great way to stimulate growth. However, this is only if done correctly.

If a tree is pruned too frequently, it may result in weak branches that can become a hazard. The tree will also over exert itself trying to regrow what was cut off, hindering its growth. Tree pruning should be done seasonally and moderately in order to effectively boost growth.

Pruning a tree is a difficult task, and not something you can quickly take on. Entrusting a licensed arborist from Anderson Tree Care to handle trimming and pruning will ensure that your tree is safe and healthy.

Here at Anderson Tree Care, we know what it takes to keep your tree flourishing. Contact us today for the highest quality tree care in Florida!

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