Leaves are changing color and beginning to fall, tree growth is slowing - is there anything that our trees need while entering this new season? The answer is YES! Let's take a look...

Fall is the Perfect Time to:

1. Prevent Storm Damage
2. Feed Roots & Soils
3. Plant New Trees
4. Prepare & Budget for Next Year


1. Prevent Storm Damage

Winter storms are right around the corner. High winds and rainfall mean increased tree failure, property damage, and liabilities.

Pruning in fall reduces the need for emergency tree work! Deciduous trees also go bare in fall, so weak limbs are easier to spot and can be removed more thoroughly.

Proper pruning to reduce storm damage will help to:

  • Remove diseased, damaged, and dead limbs.
  • Remove crossing branches, water sprouts, and suckers.
  • Reduce excess branch end weight.
  • Avoid over-pruning, which results in tree stress and decline.

If your trees need extra support, use cables and other tree support systems to reduce the risk of tree failures.

2. Feed Roots & Soils

Roots and soil are often the "root" of tree health problems. But root and soil care are one of the easiest and most economical things to do with your budget.

Trees undergo the most root growth in the Fall to prepare for Winter dormancy. Give the roots a boost right now when they need it most!

Soil Amendments

A Plus provides soil injection treatments that deliver "all the good stuff" directly to the tree's root system. Our special blend consists of:

  • Naturally derived nutrients
  • Minerals
  • Biochar to boost soil health
  • Yucca extract for water retention


Another thing to do is Mulch! Mulch is a tree's best friend. Mulch provides a whole host of benefits such as:

  • Organic nutrients
  • Water retention
  • Weed suppression
  • Root protection
  • Temperature moderation

3. Plant New Trees

Fall is perfect for planting new trees. Cooler weather and more rainfall mean two things everyone loves - better tree survival and less irrigation! Planting right now gives you the biggest bang for your buck!

Fall weather is also optimal for root growth, so planting in the Fall helps your new trees get established. As always, mulch is a tree's best friend, so protect the roots with a 2-4" thick layer of mulch.


4. Prepare & Budget for Next Year

Get your trees assessed to prepare for next year. Knowing what you have and what needs to be done helps you plan and budget.

Our Certified Arborists walk your property and prepare detailed, customized proposals using our ArborPlus app, all for free! We also provide multi-year tree care plans to suit your needs and help you budget wisely.

Take the time in the Fall to inspect your trees and spot any problems before the growing season starts.