Essential Summer Tree Preparation Tips

Summer tree preparation

Now the first green shoots of spring have well and truly made their appearance, it’s time to turn our attention to the garden. Trees are the backbone of any garden, offering shade, beauty, and a haven for wildlife. At Kingley Vale Tree Care, we specialise in nurturing trees into their healthiest, most vibrant selves. Here are our expert tips on Spring and Summer tree preparation, to ensure they remain strong, healthy, and stunning.


1. Tree health check

Winter can be tough on trees. Start your spring garden prep with a detailed inspection of your trees. Look for signs of damage, disease, or pest infestations, such as discoloured leaves, brittle branches, or unusual growths. Early detection is key to addressing potential issues before they escalate.

2. Clean and clear

Clearing the base of your trees from debris, fallen branches, and leaves is crucial for preventing fungal growth and pest infestations. A clean base allows your trees to breathe and grow unencumbered. It also gives you a better view of any issues that may be lurking at the tree’s base, such as rot or structural weaknesses.

3. Prune to perfection

Pruning is an important step in preparing your garden. It encourages healthy growth, improves flowering, and maintains the desired shape and size of your trees. Focus on removing dead, damaged, or diseased branches from trees and bushes. Remember, the goal of pruning is to enhance the trees natural shape, not to alter it drastically. If you’re unsure about how to prune correctly or have large trees that require attention, it’s wise to seek professional help. Our team of experienced tree surgeons can assess and execute the necessary pruning techniques to ensure the health and beauty of your garden.

4. Mulching

Applying a layer of mulch around your trees can do wonders. It helps retain soil moisture, regulate temperature, and prevent weed growth. Organic mulches, such as wood chips or bark, also improve soil quality as they decompose. Ensure the mulch is not piled against the tree trunk to avoid moisture retention and potential rot. Reach out to us for wood chips…we have plenty!

5. Consider tree removal when necessary

While our goal is always to preserve and care for trees, sometimes removal is the best option for the health of your garden and safety of your property. Trees that are dead, diseased beyond recovery, or dangerously positioned might need to be removed. Our team can safely and efficiently handle tree removal, ensuring the rest of your garden remains undisturbed. And don’t worry, we plant two trees for every one that we remove!

6. Invest in professional tree care

Routine maintenance by professional tree surgeons can significantly extend the life and enhance the beauty of your trees. From strategic pruning to health assessments, investing in professional care is an investment in the longevity and vibrancy of your entire garden.

Preparing your trees for the spring and summer is no small task. At Kingley Vale Tree Care, we’re passionate about trees and are equipped with the expertise and tools to ensure they thrive. Whether you need advice, expert pruning, or safe tree removal, we’re here to help your garden reach its full potential.

Don’t let the task of tree care overwhelm you this season. Contact us to ensure your trees are in expert hands, ready to grow lush and strong through the warmer months. We’re always happy to arrange a free visit and quotation.