Spring is a big time for trees. With winter taking a backseat, trees can happily grow clusters of flowers and turn their leaves up toward the springtime sun.

These spring-fueled changes often leave us in awe of our trees every season. Yet, there are several questions you may find yourself asking as your deciduous trees come out of “hibernation.”

What Is It About Tree Care Redding CA Residents Want To Know?

It’s a good idea to ask questions about caring for your trees in spring. You want to ensure the trees in your yard are as healthy as possible so when sickness or pests come calling your tree will be able to kick them to the curb.

Here are some of the most common questions about spring tree care Redding CA residents have asked us at A-1 Tree Service & Stump Removal:

  1. What insects are damaging my trees? One of the first signs you have a pest problem is that your tree leaves and stems are noticeably damaged. Some of the most common types of insects that could be damaging your tree this spring include aphids, cankerworms, whiteflies, Japanese beetles, and bagworms.
  2. Is it recommended to fertilize my trees this spring? There isn’t really a best time to fertilize. Instead, keep an eye out for dead branches, undersized leaves, shorter annual twig growth, yellow or purple leaves, and dark leaf veins. These are common signs your tree is lacking nutrients and could benefit from fertilizing.
  3. Why does my tree only have leaves growing on one side? Your tree could have reduced leaf growth because of stress. Nearby construction projects, poor planting space, and harsh weather are three of the most common causes for a lack of leaf growth. Consider pruning and fertilizing your tree as a potential solution. If your tree still doesn’t seem happy, contact your local tree care service for an inspection.
  4. What are common tree problems in spring? Even in Redding CA, the trees may be more vulnerable after winter’s shift in temperatures. This opens the door several tree problems including browning leaves, growing fungi, and festering pests. Keep an eye out for these common tree problems and consult a professional to learn more about the proper tree care for these spring problems.

It takes a lot of hard work to care for your trees. But, when you ask the right questions, you can help keep your trees happy and healthy all year round.