Summer Tree Care Tips
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Summer Tree Care Tips

Summer is often a time of warmth, sunshine, and growth in your landscape. However, it also presents challenges for tree health. With proper care and attention, you can ensure that your trees remain healthy and vibrant throughout the summer months. As summer approaches, the experts at the Southern Star Stump can recommend effective strategies to optimize growth and mitigate premature tree and stump removal emergencies. Let’s explore essential summer tree care tips to help you maintain the beauty and vitality of your trees.


During the summer months, trees require adequate hydration to survive and thrive. Deep watering is essential to reach the tree’s root zone, especially during drought. Water your trees deeply and infrequently, ensuring the soil is moist but not waterlogged. In addition, mulching around the base of the tree can help hold moisture and regulate soil temperature.


Look out for signs of drought stress, such as wilting leaves, browning at the edges, or premature leaf drop. Young trees and newly planted are usually vulnerable and may require additional watering to establish their root systems. While drought stress may not raise concerns initially, delaying care exacerbates the problem, causing unplanned tree and stump removal projects.  

Sunscald Prevention

Hot weather can cause sunscald, a condition where the bark on the south or southwest side of the tree becomes damaged because of intense heat. To prevent sunscald, consider wrapping young or newly planted trees with tree guards or reflective material. It is also advisable to provide shade during the hottest part of the day, protecting sensitive trees from sun damage.

Pruning for Shade

Strategic tree pruning can help provide shade for trees and surrounding areas during the summer months. Tree service experts recommend removing any dead, diseased, or crossing branches to improve airflow and reduce stress on the tree. Proper pruning also allows more sunlight to reach the interior of the canopy, promoting healthy growth and foliage. If a tree is not providing adequate shade when you need it the most, or shows signs of deterioration, we can provide controlled tree removal and stump grinding

Inspect Regularly

Summer is usually the time for pests and diseases to thrive, so it’s crucial to inspect your trees regularly for signs of infestation or infection. Look for unusual spots, discoloration, or pest activity on leaves, branches, and trunks. Early detection allows for prompt treatment and prevents the spread of pests and diseases. The last thing you want is an infestation on your premises, compromising the health and vitality of trees. 

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Implementing an integrated pest management strategy can help keep pests in check while minimizing the use of harmful chemicals. This approach may include cultural practices, such as proper pruning and sanitation, as well as biological controls and targeted pesticide applications, if necessary.

With proper care and attention, you can ensure that your trees remain healthy and vibrant throughout the summer. By providing proper care, you can enjoy a lush and thriving landscape all summer long. Contact us at the Southern Star Stump for comprehensive tree services, including pruning, trimming, and stump grinding, ensuring the beauty and vitality of your trees for years.