Can you believe fall is almost here?
It may be July now, but back-to-school ads are already starting to run. There are two ideal times each year to trim your trees and shrubs: late spring, and early fall. Maybe you missed the first trim of the year. Mid-September is a great time to cut away the summer growth and reshape your trees and bushes for the winter and next spring.
Clear away dead and diseased branches
Depending on when you trim in the fall,
“Why is my fruit tree dead?”
If you’re a homeowner in Denver and Douglas County, there’s a good chance you may be asking that same question. The Mother’s Day frost of May 10th wiped out a variety of fruit trees: apple, cherry, plum, and pear. If you have a fruit tree that didn’t bloom this year, there’s a chance it’s a victim of the frost and maybe even tree diseases. (CSU Extension Horticulture)
Fungal diseases in fruit trees
A sub-freezing cold snap like the Mother’s Day blizzard can weaken and shock a tree’s vascular system.
Why are some of your trees taking longer to bud?
The weather’s getting warmer, but not everybody’s waking up to spring. If you look out at your backyard, some of your trees look dead. No leaves, no buds, just the naked branches of winter. Are they dead?! How do you know if they’re still alive? ABC Denver recently asked our owner Gabe Fielding to share some of his insight on this year’s delay in tree growth:
There are a few good explanations for why your trees may be taking longer to bloom this year…