Tree Care Tips

It is our goal to provide quality tree service and proper assistance in maintaining trees and tree populations. Here are a few tips that will help you care for your trees and know when it’s time to give us a call for assistance.

Choosing Good Tree Stock

Most problems that we have seen occur with trees could have been avoided quite well if our clients and customers had chosen the right type of tree to plant. What makes ‘good’ stock doesn’t just mean the quality of the actual seeds and tree but mainly has to do with what type of tree can thrive in a particular area.

Our tree specialist team is able to assist you in ensuring that the right trees are planted in your area. We will be sure to evaluate our decisions properly before making any moves towards planting trees on your property. This will greatly reduce the amount of issues that arise on your property as a result of poor choice of tree stock.

Consider this quote from to drive home the importance of choosing the right tree stock:

“One of the most important things a landowner can do is choose the right tree for the right site. Keep in mind that tree planting is expensive, and no tree planting operation is more expensive than a failed one. Choosing the right tree is the first step to ensuring that the landowner’s efforts and money are not wasted.”

Caring for Tree Roots

Many issues that we’ve seen arise with trees has to do with the roots. This quote from the Colorado State University’s website puts it quite well:

“To avoid root disease, maintain a healthy, vigorous environment around a tree. Once a root system is severely affected, the tree usually must be removed.”

Removing an entire tree can be quite an expensive and frustrating task for any property owner. Allow us here at JK Cooper to assist you and be part of your property management team in helping you care for your tree and the roots of it.

Proper Fertilisation

The last area we’d like to cover for this article is the proper fertilisation of trees. We’re lumping in watering and feeding into this category as this all essentially does one thing: Provide the tree in question with quality energy materials for use in it’s growth.

“Trees require nutrients to live and thrive. When one or more of these nutrients are deficient in the soil, the tree will not reach its full landscape potential, will be more susceptible to disease and insect problems, and will have a shorter life than a similar, well fertilised tree.”

That quote from the University of Minnesota essentially sums up the way we approach tree fertilisation.


We look forward to putting all of the skills and areas we have outlined in this article into good practice for you on your next tree project. Why not give us a call to speak with one of our tree specialists and learn exactly what we can do for you on your project?

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